A Jamaican Queens deep cut for you to spend the weekend with! Be sensible you two! Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do! This one’s a really interesting cover of My Bloody Valentine’s When You Sleep featuring Phreddy Wischusen, Rick Ross and Moonglows samples. Hot stuff!!!!
Here’s a great new video from our super favorites Potpourri of Pearls. The video features big Rocky Horror lips and the song is, predictably, spectacular. Also, the video was directed by the group’s singer, Mr. Adam Chad Brody, who studied film at UCLA. The track is going to be on their forthcoming album, We Went To Heaven, which will be out February 11th of next year. Their last effort, Why Does Coco Cry? was absolutely wonderful so we’re definitely getting excited.
Dylan III is Dylan Aiello, a current resident of Berlin originally from Hamilton, Ontario who also happens to be the keyboard player in Sean Nicholas Savage’s European band. He makes some of the most engaging, original and exciting music we’ve heard recently.
The Art of Business, like many of his songs, is about Capitalism, and displays an impressive depth of thought and a pitch black sense of humor. Clocking in at just over 10 minutes its as ambitious and sprawling in its intention as it is in its duration, using repetitive synth lines to build a sense of grim foreboding under expertly imitated management conference speak and samples from actual motivational speakers, before breaking into a first person narrative from the perspective of a banker leaving his office during a protest that is legitimately chilling. It’s brilliantly crafted and nimbly navigates subject matter that could easily fall flat or ring false. A truly remarkable composition.
There’s plenty of more excellent material available on his soundcloud and he’s promised a new series of tracks called Fahrenheit starting in the new year that will appear weekly and will feature a subject, product or company that he admires. The first two installments are already up, one on Bitcoin and one on Whistleblowers.
Anna Mayberry of Toronto’s anarchic post punkers, HSY has just released a lovely three track EP under the name ANAMAI on Buzz Records. Shimmery and reverb drenched, Altar Coals is the EP’s lead off track and traffics in a brand of guitar-driven, atmospheric jangle not dissimilar to fellow Torontonian Brian Borcherdt’s project Dusted. The languid and open quality of these tracks stand in stark contrast to the taught compositions of her other project but she proves equally adept in these surroundings, especially with regard to the subtlety of her vocal performance. The whole EP is available here and well worth a listen, and the EP release will be happening at Holy Oak in Toronto on November 15th.
With Toronto in the grips of Crack Mayor Mania we here at Silent Shout have remained largely above the fray. Well we’re wading in today with a contribution to the growing genre of Rob Ford press conference remixes from Lorenz Peter of the Toronto project Processor and the proprietor of one of the city’s finest record shops, LP’s LPs. Dance Ford Nation, Dance.
Montreal’s Mathias Mental has put out a new self-titled EP! His last EP, The Stateroom Scene, was one of our favorite EPs of last year, and his track The Mcgill Ghetto, is the definitive song to listen to when you are getting off the highway into Montreal, so we are quite excited by this news here at Silent Shout HQ. Silent Shout watchers and Mathias Mental fanciers will already be familiar with a couple of the tracks on this new release, so hear will share with you the wistful, indie-rocking shuffle of the EP’s lone English-language cut, Water to the Wave. Enjoy it and check out the rest of the EP. It’s wonderful.
A La Mode is someone from Winnipeg called Dominique Lemoine. There’s very little information about her online but both this song and its video are achingly adorable.
Oh Petra Glynt. Stay you forever please.
We have the distinct privilege of premiering a new video from Montreal’s ¡FLIST! We were raving about his single “Bug” a few months ago and this track takes his dynamic electronic, early Nick Cave-influenced sound to an even more exciting place. The video was directed by Montreal photographer Nick Bostick and is approved by Rich Uncle-Skelleton and it’s really really worth your time and has confirmed that ¡FLIST! is one of the most exciting things happening in Montreal right now. ¡FLIST! is playing at the Cabaret Playhouse at 8 on Saturday September 28th for Pop Montreal. Go check him out before you head over to our loft bash!