09.21 – Jef Barbara @ Divan Orange
09.21 – Hey Mother Death @ Cagibi
09.21 – Bishop Morocco @ Club Lambi
09.21 – Austra, Doldrums, Cosmetics @ Mission Santa Cruz
09.21 – Blank Capsule, A Tribe Called Red @ Eglise Pop Little Burgundy
09.21 – Solar Years @ Church of St. John the Evangelist
09.21 – Kuhrye-oo @ Royal Phoenix
09.21 – Cadence Weapon @ Club Soda
09.21 – Jef Barbara, Tops @ Le Cabaret du Mile End
Tonight, it’s clear that Mission Santa Cruz is the place to be, with two of the best live acts in the country, Austra and Doldrums, holding forth with the super-sexy Cosmetics opening. But if you can fit in Kuhrye-oo at Royal Phoenix, we highly recommend that too.
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! 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
Just came across a mixtape that Cosmetics did a month ago for Dazed Digital which shows exactly how well-versed they are in the classics – Suicide, Ruth, Nini Raviolette, and Deux are some of the artists included. Unfortunately, you can’t download it (booo) but you can listen to it encased on the internet. Apparently they’re working on an LP. This pleases us.
Earlier this year, Cosmetics released the Sleepwalking/The Cries, one of the best 7-inches of the year. It’s still available for sale here (search for Cosmetics on the page), or if you must, on iTunes.