Video: Digits – Keeping Secrets (Remix)

Posted on April 15th, by digits in Video

Evil self-serving blogger Digits delivers yet another video to an unsuspecting Silent Shout audience presuming to receive impartial electropop-information. This video for “Keeping Secrets,” off of his free mixtape Shake Your Body Down, was shot in a Thai karaoke bar in Liège, Belgium, by the D-Mo Production Collective. Listen to that beat! We’re totally into this guy’s brand!


MP3: Gavin Noir – Not Gonna Dance

Posted on April 15th, by Chuck in MP3

Gavin Noir

Gavin Noir is the latest entrant in London, Ontario’s evergrowing DIY pop music community. Eschewing social media entirely, G. Noir quietly published a remarkable Italo-inspired gem entitled “Not Gonna Dance”. Everything we love about dark electronic pop music is present here: Haunting atmosphere, soft focus synth leads, poignant lyrics, vintage drum machine tones, and impeccable pop songcraft. We’re looking forward to hearing more from this enigmatic producer.

Download “Not Gonna Dance” here.


Blonde Elvis – Fit For Her

Posted on April 14th, by farragoes in MP3


Blonde Elvis have quietly been one of the best bands in Toronto for a while now, which probably shouldn’t be surprising given the presence of Carlyn Bezic, of Silent Shout favorites, Ice Cream and front man Jesse James Laderoute of the sorely missed no wave skronkers, Young Mother.  The band put out a free EP last year that displayed moments of fantastic ambition blended with an acute pop sensibility, and that sensibility arrives undiminished on Fit For Her, the first track from their forthcoming LP. Immediately reminiscent of Modern Life Is Rubbish era Blur, but with a vocal performance far more Bryan Ferry than Damon Albarn, and liberally decorated with synthesizers, the track moves at a stately trot before tumbling into a wonderfully anarchic break down before the triumphant final chorus. It’s pop music as deftly realized as it is imaginatively conceived, and that is a rare thing indeed.


MP3: Daphni feat. Owen Pallett – Tiberius

Posted on April 14th, by digits in MP3


Daphni is back!! Dan Snaith aka Caribou Commander’s more experimental alter-ego has returned and he’s teamed up with no less than Owen-freaking-Pallett on his new single/b-side “Julia/Tiberius”. Very minimal, and a very deep groove, with Owen’s violins stabbing through the darkness. Seems like a natural combination, these two!

The “Julia/Tiberius” single will be available digitally and on vinyl on Daphni’s Jiaolong label in the next week or so. For now you can stream them both on Soundcloud. And let’s not forget, there are full-lengths from both Caribou and Owen expected this year.


MP3: Tune-Yards – Wait For a Minute

Posted on April 11th, by digits in MP3

Crazy! The new Tune-Yards single is an all-out synthy R&B ballad. Very little trace of her characteristic franticness on this one, which is a bit missed, but also it’s super cool to see her pushing the boundaries of her sound with such smoothness. The syncopated backup vocals still make this very recognizably Tune-Yardy. Will she eventually make an arpeggiator-rich pop single to rank with Robyn?


MP3: Holy Fuck – Sabbatics

Posted on April 11th, by Nick in MP3


Energetic electro-rockers Holy Fuck are back with a dark new song called “Sabbatics.” Possibly referencing their four-year sabbatical in the song title, the track has all the classic overdriven synths, vocal yelps and crunchy beats we’ve come to love from their previous releases.

The big difference with “Sabbatics” is in the bass department. Holy Fuck have put their own spin on the wobbling dub step synth-bass and somehow managed to keep the track under the 3:30 mark. “Sabbatics” is mischievous and entrancing – we can’t wait to hear what else Holy Fuck release with Mistletone this year.


MP3: Mathias Mental – Chantale

Posted on April 10th, by digits in MP3

We remain completely obsessed with Montreal’s Mathias Mental. “Les Mensonges, Les Mensonges” was our #7 song of last year, and goodness if new single “Chantale” doesn’t live up to the high bar set by that piece of pop perfection. This one is equally a slow-burner, a precise exercise in buttery-voiced soft electropop. Swoon!

Grab this brilliant new track for free from their Bandcamp.