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MP3: Sur Une Plage – Marathon

Posted on November 19th, by digits in MP3

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The piano chords at the beginning prepare you for the epic journey you’re about to go on, but it’s not until the huge throbbing bass arpeggiator comes in that you really understand what Vancouver’s Sur Une Plage are up to. Having released one of the finest songs of the year in “Restaurant”, this song is the slow brooding cousin to that frantic synthpop gem. This duo composed of Joshua Wells (of Black Mountain and Lightning Dust) and Colin McKill is one of our favourite new bands we’ve discovered this year, and all their tracks are free on Bandcamp. Go bask in their glory!

Sur Une Plage are on tour this week, in Montreal this Thursday at Alexandraplatz and Toronto on Friday at the Central (with Silent Shout faves Body Butter!)

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MP3: Mimico – Fate Screen

Posted on November 18th, by Josh in MP3

mimico_incantationsMimico – a Torontonian band named after the Torontonian neighbourhood – make excellent electro-kosmiche music we at Silent Shout can really get behind. “Fate Screen” rides an ominous krautrock groove to the edge of the solar system amidst guitar freakouts and synth spasms- it’s perfect for a midnight kruise down the Autobahn. Psychedelic space-goths, unite!

The track is taken from a forthcoming split with Fresh Snow on Reel Cod Records, who will also release Mimico’s forthcoming LP Incantations in January.

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MP3: Astro Screamer – Escapes

Posted on November 17th, by digits in MP3

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Dean Jones Armada (of “High as a Cat” fame) hath become Astro Screamer, and this new project is quite a bit darker and more intense. An evil soundscape worthy of John Carpenter becomes a huge dancefloor track, a dystopic disco anthem. Toronto’s loss is Windsor’s gain!

There’s a few more Astro Screamer songs on his Soundcloud, well worth checking out. Can’t wait to hear more from this new project!

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MP3: Tigerwing – Coax

Posted on November 14th, by Chuck in MP3

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Tigerwing released a new single this week entitled “Coax” and it’s a total stunner. Its heavy synthbass, cavernous ambience, and intricate vocal arrangement make for an immersive and rewarding listen. In fact, Tigerwing’s output to date is nothing short of impressive, with each track offering new and exciting ideas while retaining an identifiable style that is totally her own. Truly, a producer not to be overlooked.

Download “Coax” at Tigerwing’s bandcamp today.

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New Release: Energy Slime – New Dimensional

Posted on November 13th, by Josh in New Release

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If you a go to a Jay Arner show, you will probably see Jay Arner. You will also probably see Jessica Delisle there, too. Now, the bandmates/humans have joined forces as psychedelic synth-pop duo Energy Slime. The newly minted group just released their debut on Vancouver mainstay Mint. The 10-track 7″(!!), entitled New Dimensional, features a song (amazingly) titled “Graham Fucks the Queen”. New Dimensional is a perfect piece of interstellar micr0-psychedelia definitely worth a listen.

Vancouverites can catch Energy Slime at Mint Records’ Ridiculously Early Christmas Party later this month. New Dimensional is out now on Mint.

While you’re at it, check out the new video for Cool Ship II where Jay Arner says he “finally realized my dream of a music video with a greenscreen where you don’t use the greenscreen.”

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New Release: Nite Comfort – Volume 1

Posted on November 12th, by digits in New Release

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One of the best underground concert series in Toronto, Nite Comfort specializes in dark electronic music that skews towards the ambient and experimental. Last month, they celebrated their first anniversary with a compilation featuring many of the artists that have graced their stage, and it’s a wonderful cross-section of the city’s avant-garde synth explorers, including new tunes from Silent Shout faves Chanteclair, Sarin, Processor, and Zachary Gray. If we had to pick out a couple of highlights though, we’ll go with Dirty Inputs‘ majestic new synth epic “The Light of Day for Everyone” and Chobo‘s expansive exercise in sonic contrasts “Tingkle Away.” But really, check out the whole compilation on Bandcamp.

Dirty Inputs and Chobo both perform in Toronto this Thursday along with another Silent Shout darling, Zoo Owl, at the Silver Dollar. Recommended!

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MP3: Animal Bodies – Start the Suffocation

Posted on November 11th, by arp2600 in MP3

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Yesterday, we posted a lo-fi goth artist who went in, while still dark, poppier direction. Today, we have Vancouver’s Animal Bodies, who come from similar roots as Low Factor, but have gone in the opposite direction. “Start the Suffocation” doubles down on the darkness, BDSM imagery and Skinny Puppy vibes (who, it bears reminding, also hail from Vancouver).

The song is the first track on the newly released The Killing Scene, a fantastic eight-track EDM mind-freak from the duo.

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