Easyboy – Lovefool (Ballchain edit) 2
It’s always a pleasant surprise when we hear some new Easyboy, since we assumed Eric Farber moved on to his punkier pastures with his other project Cellphone. Occasionally though, stuff like this reworking of The Cardigans Lovefool gets thrown into the ether of the internet for out listening pleasure. We’re certainly glad that it was.
Easyboy – Rabid Resource
Toronto’s Easyboy has been somewhat dormant as of late, probably because they have been focusing on their also excellent side-project Cellphone. Suddenly, out from the ether comes a new EP, which sounds pretty damn fine. There are only 300 copies made of this special 7″ vinyl, and it can be purchased from Spooky Town Records.
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.
We are thrilled to present the third installment of our monthly showcase series with two amazing local bands. Come to Teranga on Friday, November 12 for Foxfire, Easyboy, and of course, Silent Shout DJs Digits and ARP 2600.
Foxfire’s dark disco sound has been a mainstay of the Toronto scene since 2005. Over the years, they have opened for MGMT, Glass Candy, Yeasayer and Land of Talk. Their energetic live show is a must see, and guaranteed to get people moving.
Easyboy is a relative newcomer to Toronto. Eric Farber of Truman Peyote fame started it as a solo project, releasing his excellent Friends tape. Performing as a duo, Easyboy’s noisy electro-pop is danceable cacophony of awesome.
As always, after midnight, the Silent Shout DJs (Digits and ARP 2600) will take over. Expect to hear:
The Cure / Liars / Joy Division / Glass Candy / Radiohead / David Bowie / Human League / Kidstreet / TV on the Radio / Young Marble Giants / Sally Shapiro / HEALTH / Woodhands / Fischerspooner / Yazoo / Future Islands / The Torrent / Tiga / Katie Stelmanis / The Smiths / Daft Punk / Bishop Morocco / Telefon Tel Aviv / Cut Copy / Iggy Pop / Cold Cave / Diamond Rings / oOoOO / LCD Soundsystem / The Knife / Junior Boys / New Order / Gary Numan / OMD / Morgan Geist / DVAS / Kraftwerk / Ladytron / The XX / Depeche Mode / Giorgio Moroder / Silly Kissers / Hercules & Love Affair / Crystal Castles / Handsome Furs / Kate Bush
Facebook event is here.