Tag: Moon King
Heh, it seems that every time we post a new Doldrums, a new Moon King is hot on its heels. Maybe we’re just projecting some sibling rivalry here, but it’s fun to imagine. Moon King are releasing Obsession II tonight at The Drake Hotel in Toronto. Officially, you can get your hands on it on April 29th.
Mix: Silent Shout Best of February 2013
1. Sally Shapiro & Electric Youth – Starman (Radio Edit)
2. Prince Innocence – Golden Hour
3. Purity Ring – Grammy (Soulja Boy cover)
4. Kids on TV – Dazzler
5. Magie – Plante Morte
6. Fan Fiction – Tila Tequila Ascends to the 12th Dimension
7. Rakam – Long Island Beaches
8. Me and My Rhythm Box – Male Models
9. Great Valley – Dream Phone
10. Moon King – Appel
11. Jamaican Queens – Water
12. Pick a Piper – All Her Colours
13. DJ Koze Feat. Caribou – Track ID Anyone?
14. Humans – Possession (Beta Frontiers remix)
15. Betty & Veronica – Ghostrider
16. Holobody – Place to Be (Nick Drake cover)
17. AroarA – #11
18. DenMother – Black
19. Apparition – The Watcher
20. Majical Cloudz – Kisses Like a Girl (Sean Nicholas Savage cover)
21. Zach Phillips – Cry (Johnnie Ray & the Four Lads cover)
Not to be outdone by his brother and his excellent LP, Moon King just release a new song. In our iTunes, it’s labeled as being from Obsession II, so hopefully we can expect the sequel to last year’s phenomenal EP soon.
The song, significantly less thrashy and loud than a lot of their previous work, makes us think we can expect a more washed-out, shoegazed output from them on their subsequent release. Can’t wait!
2012 has been the strongest year in memory for Canadian electronic pop. Established artists started new electronic projects, amazing new talents appeared seemingly out of nowhere, and one of our shining stars became a superstar recognized the world over. Canada is clearly at the epicenter of the zeitgeist – it’s a testament to the unbelievable talent in this country that we have 100 songs to present to you as the best of the year, and STILL had to exclude so many excellent tracks.
Montreal and Toronto may still have the most representatives of any Canadian city, but dark electro is thriving everywhere, from Halifax to Calgary, Ottawa to Vancouver, and exciting new hotbeds appearing in London, Ontario, and Grande Prairie, Alberta. We’re not too exclusively nationalist here at Silent Shout, so border states (minus NYC) appear too, with artists from Minneapolis, Seattle, and Brattleboro, Vermont making our list.
A huge thank you to all our readers, the folks who attend our events, and the bands that make brilliant music across this land for making 2012 an unforgettable year for us. Here’s to an even bigger 2013 for Canadian electronic music.
50. Kashka – Vichada
44. DKMD – Androide
37. Grapes Godly – I Can’t Remember
And so begins our year-end countdown. 2012 really kicked things up a notch, didn’t it? Here are our best music videos of the year:
20. Desire – Tears From Heaven
Directed by Alberto Rossini
19. Renny Wilson – Could’ve It Been Me?
Directed by Mike Robertson
18. Chevalier Avant Garde – Young
Directed by Mitchell Stafiej
17. Karneef – Bring You Back
Directed by Thom Gillies
16. Panda Teeth – Arms & Hands
Directed by Angus Borsos
15. Moon King – Only Child
Directed by Craig Orrett
14. DKMD – Androide (Replique)
Directed by David Kristian and Marie Davidson
13. Dresden Dresses – NS (d)05
Directed by Antoine Lahaie
12. Diamond Rings – Runaway Love
Directed by Sébastien Landry and Baz
11. Kool Music – Running Back to Everyone
Directed by Emily Kai Bock
Silkken Laumann – House Of Common Problems
Prince Innocence – Girls
Moon King – Sleeping in My Car
So many great things to see today at Pop Montreal!
09.20 – Goose Hut @ Citizen Vintage
09.20 – Foxfire @ Balattou
09.20 – Young Galaxy @ Breakglass Studios
09.20 – Yacht Club, Cosmetics, Mozart’s Sister
09.20 – Red Mass @ Club Lambi
09.20 – Grimes, Myths @ Club Soda
09.20 – Austra (DJ), Doldrums, Moon King, Warm Myth @ Club Balattou
09.20 – Prince Innocence @ Royal Phoenix
09.20 – Silkken Laumann @ O Patro Vys
09.20 – Beta Frontiers @ CFC
09.20 – Humans @ O Patro Vys
Obviously all of these artists are worth seeing, but decisions have to be made. Doldrums and Moon King at Club Balattou is probably the best bet of the night. Warm Myth is also playing and Austra is DJing, just making it that much more amazing. Silkken Laumann at O Patro Vys and Prince Innocence at the Royal Phoenix are our other can’t-miss picks of the night. See whatever you can!
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