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MP3: Body Butter – Lights In The Hallway

Posted on August 7th, by farragoes in MP3


Neil Rankin and Chris Evans, two long fixtures of different segments of the Toronto music scene have joined forces for a new project called Body Butter. Their first track, Lights In The Hallway, is a promising start for the duo, a meditative excerpt of slickly conceived, euro disco inflected new wave. Their first live performance, occurred several weeks ago and we can report that it was transcendent. You can catch them again tonight for free at the (shameless plug) Summerworks Launch Party!


Video: Hush Pup – Swimming

Posted on August 7th, by arp2600 in Video

When we heard that some of the Toronto-based outfit Hush Pup were moving to Victoria, BC we feared the worst. Their EP from last year is a thing of beauty, and losing that unique, dreamy sound would have been a travesty for Canadian music fans. Well, it turns out our fears were unjustified; not only are Hush Pup back, but they are releasing a NEW EP! “Swimming” is the the first single from appropriately titled Waterwings, due for release in September.

The surreal VHS video comes from the ALSO appropriately named Toronto graphic zine Double D’s, which I suppose makes the video NSFW, but not really?

Regardless, Hush Pup are back! Rejoice! Rejoice!


Remix: Whale Skin x Vogue Dots

Posted on August 7th, by bonesPOP in MP3, Remix

10151349_705165712879933_6281480782168226150_n Summer is in full swing so we thought we’d suggest some East Coast electro vibes for your summer playlist. What better way to cool down on a hot day than with a double shot of East Coast chill with this Whale Skin remix of Vogue Dots‘ awesome song “Skinny Thing.” Click here for our post about Vogue Dots’ original single as well as our here for our POBA review of their beautiful TOSCA EP.

Also be on the lookout for the summer line of  Whale Skin lip glosses that will be available for sale at upcoming Whale Skin shows.


Video: Austra – Doepfer

Posted on August 6th, by digits in Video

We are just LOVING this experimental phase Austra’s going through with their Habitat EP and this trippy trippy video for highlight “Doepfer” is suitably weird and shifting, just like the track. Directed by Adrienne Crossman and band member Maya Postepski.

Ominous whispers over minimal beats, Duran Duran covers, or y’know, just a classic Austra pop track for good measure, they can do no wrong. Habitat‘s still available on 12″ and more from Paper Bag.


Video: Born Gold – I Want to be Naked

Posted on August 5th, by digits in Video

We posted this brilliant new Born Gold single the other week, but as usual, Cecil Frena has a glorious video to match his exuberant electropop melodies. Directed by a team of Landon Speers, Angela Lewis, and Cecil himself, it’s a charming video starring an all-nude cast, who dance, laugh, and cry at a wedding with a loose dress code.

“I Want to be Naked” is the first in Born Gold’s “No Sorrow” video singles series. Watch for the next one on August 22!


Mix: Best Songs of July 2014

Posted on August 1st, by digits in Mixes


Mix: Silent Shout Best of July 2014

1. Allie X – Bitch
2. Weaves – Motorcycle (Beta Frontiers Remix)
3. Ken Park – Stay at Mine
4. Austra – American Science (Duran Duran cover)
5. Prince Innocence – Cold
6. Visrei – Écarlate
7. Hey Mother Death – Highway
8. Mekele – Ānanda
9. Zammuto – Great Equator
10. Bile Sister – Guppy Ab
11. Thomas – Shy
12. James Irwin – Everything Passed Me By
13. Para Palabras – Lonely
14. Electric Youth – Runaway
15. Make Haste – Get Back Home
16. Zoo Owl – Left Alone
17. Glass Random – I Feel Better


MP3: Make Haste – Get Back Home

Posted on July 31st, by digits in MP3


Oooooh, this is exciting, a new Make Haste EP! We are long-time fans of the uptempo Toronto indie electropop producer, but as much as we loved his previous work, he’s never sounded better than on “Get Back Home.” This is epic pop music, with guest singers Melissa Ella Warren and Lesley Davies delivering truly incredible performances.

The whole EP is a must-hear. Have a listen, and download it from Bandcamp. The Unrest release party takes place August 9 in Toronto.