Drea is a Dawson City-based singer-songwriter who’s mostly known for raucous folk and doing things like opening for rockabilly legend Wanda Jackson. But she’s gone full-on electro-R&B in this collaboration with Silent Shout dude, and writer of these words you’re reading Digits, who journeyed up to the Yukon this winter. In our incredibly biased and thoroughly compromised editorial opinion, this song “delivers the goods.”
Digits – Street Violence
Yes, he writes for this blog, but WHATEVER. The pairing of Digits and Tony Ho, a surrealist Toronto-based sketch comedy troupe, is TOO DAMN GOOD not to post. Really, we would be letting you down if this went unmentioned. From his post-apocalyptic concept album released earlier this year.
Kashka – Empty Sleigh (Where’s Rudolph?)
The Magic – If It Lasts Till Then
Digits – Cold White Christmas (feat. Lesley Davies) (Casiotone for the Painfully Alone Cover)
UK blog The Line of Best Fit has an annual Canadian seasonal compilation it puts out called Ho! Ho! Ho! Canada. Here are some of the electronic highlights of Vol. 4, all three songs created especially for the compilation. You can head over to TLOBF to stream or download the rest.
Chapter 4: Good Morning
If you wanted to hear the real news, you tuned into the station that was controlled by the gangs:
Good morning, City of the Dead. This is your daily broadcast, so listen to it. The Mona Lisas are still on top, the Cardinals are close. There’s a truce between the two, but it’s so fragile. And the Chemical Superfreaks are looking to start to start a war between the two factions. This is the news.
Good morning. Something’s wrong. The Chemical Superfreaks are all dead. But their bodies keep moving. Like something in a movie. And now they’re sealing off the city. They’re gonna leave us in here!
Good morning! Good morning, all you damned! All you forgotten motherfuckers in the City of the Dead, good morning!
Two days after the zombie outbreak, J is separated from his wife in a panicked crowd.
In case you haven’t heard, it is worth noting in this space that our beloved friend and colleague Digits is making his return to Toronto at the Garrison this Saturday night. It should be a great show, featuring
and DJ sets from Digits and ARP2600. It’s $10 at the door and tickets are available for $8 at Soundscapes and Rotate This. Hope we see you there!