Tag: Jay Arner
1. Renny Wilson – Lady Pain (Jay Arner Remix)
2. Rec Centre – Missin’ Out
3. Zords – Hollywood
4. Petra Glynt – Out to Lunch
5. Drug Train – No One Cares
6. //zoo – Softcore
7. Heidi Mortenson – Dele Af Kroppen (Princess Century Remix)
8. Emorie – Pink Dolls
9. Leisure Suit – Distraction
10. Jamaican Queens – Caitlin
This day was bound to come. Possibly our two favourite artists from Western Canada, Jay Arner and Renny Wilson, combined into one glorious bit of sunny arpeggiation. Shouldn’t be a surprise though since both lads find themselves recently signed to Mint Records. Jay’s debut is coming out June 25 and the world is waiting!
Rec Centre – Missin’ Out
Rec Centre – It Won’t Mean Anything
Vancouver’s Alex Hudson is a well-established music writer who also maintains the routinely excellent Chipped Hip blog. But we had no idea he was also a seriously talented musician and songwriter. His project is called Rec Centre, and his debut LP Times a Billion is an extremely catchy and well-crafted power pop record. The record was produced by Silent Shout favourite Jay Arner, who also plays on a few tracks. “Missin’ Out” is clearly the highlight, one of the best singles we’ve heard all year. But repeated listens reveal a lot of depth, and many of these tracks will remain in your head on a loop, especially if you’ve a soft spot for Sloan. Be forewarned. Times a Billion is a available on cassette or a PWYW download from Bandcamp.
Gal Gracen – ∞
Role Mach – Black Manhattan
Jay Arner – Broken Glass (Remix)
We just found out about Gal Gracen thanks to in-the-know Vancouverite Chipped Hip. Fantastic new indie pop project from Patrick Geraghty of Role Mach, with a live band featuring Adrian from Apollo Ghosts and Jay Arner (who curated a Silent Shoutout for us this week). We’ve included a brilliant old Role Mach song and a Jay Arner remix we hadn’t heard before.
Jay Arner – Broken Glass
Hermetic – Portlandish (Jay Arner Remix)
Today, we’re lucky to have Vancouver’s Jay Arner sharing five favourite unknown tracks of the past year. If you’re unfamiliar with him, he’s one of the best new indie pop songwriters in the country, and a very talented producer as well. It’s clear that the future is bright for this one, with Exclaim, Herohill, Weird Canada, and FFWD all singing his praises. Even his demos are great. Here’s Jay’s selections:
Aaron Read is probably best-known in Vancouver as a member of comedy group The Sunday Service (makers of my favourite youtube video), but he’s also great at music. He is a double threat. He’s also in the How To Dress Well power trio alongside Cameron Reed of Babe Rainbow.
I helped my friend Chris make this 7″ of crazy piano punk (I guess??) rock. He’s been a cornerstone of the Vancouver music community for years but he only has a few recordings. I was really happy to be a part of this one.
My favourite Mount Eerie song of the many released this year. I’ve never heard Phil’s music sound so mechanical, which is neat considering it’s all (apparently) acoustic instruments recorded to tape.
NOT FROM AROUND HERE. FROM TORONTO I THINK. You can’t google this band. :/
Super-talented Vancouver indie synthpop artist Jay Arner can’t go a week without releasing something we love. Here’s a demo of a new track, “Street Freaks”, which was apparently “recorded quickly” and ends pretty abruptly. But it already sounds awesome, can’t wait to hear a final version.
Tracklist: all tracks link to a review and a download of the individual MP3s.
1. Devan Boomen – Children’s Names
2. Greggy Clypse – Duh Duh Duh
3. Hermetic – Portlandish (Jay Arner Remix)
4. Moon King – Only Child
5. The Natural Shocks – Change
6. New Hands – Tulips
7. The Luyas – Fifty Fifty
8. Shadow Folk – Heaven’s Gate
9. New Zebra Kid – Go The Extra Mile
10. Brusque Twins – Wait For Me (Dark Ages Remix)
11. Kontravoid – Silent Visions
12. boyBITCH – Down Town
13. Yacht Club – Flash (Single Edit)
14. Bon Iver – Beth / Rest (Work Drugs Remix)
15. Ladyfrnd – Sunday
16. Jay Arner – Black Horse
17. Charles Valois – Beautiful But Troubled Girls
18. Elrichman – The Shah and I
Silkken Laumann – House Of Common Problems
D’eon – Transparency Pt. II
One Place – Love Is Strange
Bzaryn – I’s the B’y (Part1)
Mac DeMarco – European Vegas
Jay Arner – Broken Glass
Dark Ages – Human Being
Ghibli – Babyface
Monroeville Music Centre – Somniculonia
Cora Kim – Apgetaryong
Soft Riot – You Can’t Please Everyone
Young Galaxy – Youth Is Wasted On The Young
Goose Hut – MACEE