Live footage from one of the best performers in the country. This excellent Jef Barbara video was shot in Paris on his recent European Tour. Keep dancing, my friend!
Doom Squad – Ovoo
Ah, this track takes us back. “Ovoo” was the first we ever heard of Doomsquad, back when those otherwordly siblings had a space in their name. They were little-known back then, and now they’re signed to Hand Drawn Dracula and No Pain in Pop, premiering videos on the Line of Best Fit and riding around in luxury rocketcars, forgetting their boreal roots.
Or not, as is clear in this beautifully meditative and entrancing video, which has a shot-on-film feel, directed by Toronto’s Chris Boni. This band sure knows how to pick directors, we’re still in awe of their last one too. If you’re a Europerson, try to catch them while they’re on tour. They’re even more ridiculously good live.
28 – Berlin DE: Urban Spree w/ No Joy
03 – Paris FR: Espace B
04 – Amsterdam NE: OT301 w/ Jessy Lanza
05 – London UK: Old Blue Last
New Majical Cloudz b-side!! From a song they’ve been performing on tour but only released today. Impersonator remains one of the most stunning albums of the year.
Devon Welsh said the following about the song:
“Savage” is a song we have been playing live for most of 2013. Many people have asked me on Tumblr and Twitter what this song is called and when it will be released, so here it is!
I think it’s important to explain a song a little bit, but not too much. The song is written about a specific set of circumstances and experiences, and Matt and I did such-and-such when we recorded it, but ultimately what the song is ’about’ is less important than how and why it is meaningful for you when you listen to it. Explaining too much about the details of the song is not the point, so I won’t.
“Savage” is about a friendship, it’s mysteries and it’s moments of excitement, and the way drugs played into all of it. It’s about letting go of a relationship as it changes and the emotions that go along with that.
Montreal’s Freelove Fenner will release a new album entitled Do Not Affect a Breezy Manner on November 19. The captivating track “All Things Break Through”, as well as other stylish and compelling promo material, bodes very well for this album. Pre-orders include a special vinyl edition of the group’s sold-out releases Pineapple Hair (2012) and In The Bottle Garden (2009). Don’t sleep on this one! Pre-order the album today at Fixture Records!
Dresden Dresses are dead! Long live Antoine93! Based on the first single, we’ll say that the new iteration sounds much brighter than the gothy DD. It’s still damn fine, and if the album sounds anything like this we’d be happy to include the new project in the category of “favourite things right now.”
The appropriately titled debut album “Try Something Different” is out in December 2013.
Montreal’s Mathias Mental has put out a new self-titled EP! His last EP, The Stateroom Scene, was one of our favorite EPs of last year, and his track The Mcgill Ghetto, is the definitive song to listen to when you are getting off the highway into Montreal, so we are quite excited by this news here at Silent Shout HQ. Silent Shout watchers and Mathias Mental fanciers will already be familiar with a couple of the tracks on this new release, so hear will share with you the wistful, indie-rocking shuffle of the EP’s lone English-language cut, Water to the Wave. Enjoy it and check out the rest of the EP. It’s wonderful.
Jef Barbara is back to his fuzzy/dreamy shot-on-video ways for his latest. This is the third single from the stellar Soft to the Touch, which came out at the beginning of October and has been on repeat in our earbuds since then.
Directed by Zoe Kirk-Gushowaty.