Tag: Blue Hawaii
Blue Hawaii – In Two
Blue Hawaii – In Two (pt II)
Blue Hawaii are back! We’ve been long awaiting their follow-up to Blooming Summer, our #4 album of 2010. And we’ve finally got word: their second record Untogether will be out in January 2013. Their sound has lost a lot of its haziness and is now crisper, more direct, and has headed in a decidedly Grimes circa 2012 direction. And it’s great.
Young Galaxy – We Have Everything (Blue Hawaii Buh Buh Remix)
It’s been less than a month since the last one, but Young Galaxy are bringing us another remix EP, and boy do they know how to choose their remixers. My favourite of the bunch is from Montreal indie pop group Adam & The Amethysts, who do not normally operate in this territory, and serve up a sweet auto-tuned atmospheric remix. Clearly their talents are many – don’t hesitate to do this kind of thing again! Blue Hawaii also delivers a pitch-shifting bouncy psychedelic take that is quite tasty. But be sure to check out the whole thing, because the other remixers are Grimes, Cotton Mouth, and the Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Paper Bag is giving it all away for free here.
Blue Hawaii‘s album Blooming Summer is being re-released, on CD for those who were too cassette-averse to purchase it last year. We love Blooming Summer – it was #4 on our year-end albums list so we highly recommend picking it up from the Arbutus shop. To sweeten the deal, there’s two bonus tracks: “Floral,” in which the duo is joined by two of the members of Braids and a remix of “Dream Electrixra” by David Carriere of Silly Kissers. Arbutustastic! “Floral” is streaming above – and it’s an excellent song.
13. Bonjay – Stumble
As you probably noticed, Silent Shout is a blog, and is therefore morally and legally obligated to post a year-end best-of list. It’s been an excellent year for Canadian electronic music and an excellent inaugural year for Silent Shout. Canada definitely has some of the best indie electronic acts in the world and there are plenty more that we weren’t able to include on this list. That said, here are our champions! Yesterday: our top albums and music videos. Today and tomorrow: our top songs of the year!
31. DVAS – Society
23. Tonetta – My Bro
22. Doldrums – Euphoria (watch video)
And that’s it for today. Tomorrow, the thrilling conclusion.
As you probably noticed, Silent Shout is a blog, and is therefore morally and legally obligated to post a year-end best-of list. It’s been an excellent year for Canadian electronic music and an excellent inaugural year for Silent Shout. Canada definitely has some of the best indie electronic acts in the world and there are plenty more that we weren’t able to include on this list. That said, here are our champions! Today: our top albums and music videos. Tomorrow and Thursday: our top songs.
Top 5 Albums
Top 15 Music Videos
15. Bishop Morocco – Last Year’s Disco Guitars
14. Cosmetics – Soft Skin
13. Coyote Clean Up – Downhill Exxxpress
12. Blue Hawaii – Dream Electrixra
11. Humans – Bike Home
10. Silly Kissers – Precious Necklace
9. Caribou – Sun
8. Diamond Rings – Show Me Your Stuff
7. Doldrums – Painted Black
6. Jef Barbara – Larmes de Crocodile
5. Parallels – Dry Blood
4. Miramichi – This Lettuce is Pathetic
3. Jef Barbara – Wild Boys
2. Diamond Rings – Wait & See
1. Doldrums – Euphoria