As predicted, prolific Quebec City outfit Men I Trust continues its streak of major league vibes with their latest: “Lauren”. Complete with another quality home-made music video and musically speaking – a sublime bassline and plush vocal harmonies, Men I Trust further cement themselves as a Canadian indie-pop staple.

We’ll continue to watch their every move. Do check out the incredible back catalogue on Bandcamp.

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Premiere: Dirty Inputs – Less Talk More Magic

We’re thrilled to share with you Dirty Inputs‘ eerie, menacing and beautifully-shot video for “Less Talk More Magic.” Directed by Henry Sansom and designed by Silent Shout’s own Roxanne Ignatius, the video features the Toronto ambient-drone maestro driving around the city while everything around him morphs into some subtle pixelating effects. It’s very cool and off-putting. Zoo Owl makes a quick cameo in full costume, as do Most People, who play a band of misfit partiers who seem bent on ruining the driver’s night.

The song is equally as menacing with a throbbing bass-line that feels right at home during the neon-tinted nighttime driving session. Producer Aaron Dawson then builds the music off a serene guitar line into a breath-taking crescendo when the drums kick in around the 3:30 minute mark. Add synth string swells and more atmosphere and you’ve get real ominous moods on you hands.

“Less Talk More Magic” is the first single of The Runcible, Dirty Inputs’ next record, out now on Toronto label Paper+Sound. Join them at Array Space July 7 for their record release show with Cares and Memorex presented by Invocation.

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Lie down in the grass and listen to this summery treat from Edmonton bedroomer Tropic Harbour. The project could be a spiritually sonic cousin of Toronto’s Most People with their jangly guitar hooks and soft vocal melodies. It’s sweet and soothing and perfect for the the relaxing fun that is coming our way over the next few months. “Glowing Eyes” is the first single from his debut LP due out later this year.

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Video: Princess Century – Metro

The music of Princess Century–especially her most recent instrumental work–lends itself to the cinematically weird, and that’s exactly what we get in her latest. The video for “Metro” could go toe-for-toe with some of the quirkiest and best videos from the 90’s (think Spike Jonze or Gondry’s early work), and perfectly suits the inherent weirdness at the heart of the Toronto-now-Europe-based producer.

“Metro” is the closing track on last year’s phenomenal Progress LP, which is definitely worth a listen if for some reason you’ve waited this long to do so.

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You might know Adam Seward as a member of the band Rituals, but we’d like to introduce you to his new solo project, Weight. The name is deceptively dissimilar to the sound of his first single, which moves lightly and effortlessly along with the help of a smooth bassline and breezy tempo. He delivers lyrics about disappointment and an underwhelming relationship with an understated falsetto, drawing us in to what is sure to be an interesting musical project. The first EP is scheduled to come out and charm you this fall.

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