Tag: Pat Jordache
Majical Cloudz – Kisses Like A Girl (Sean Nicholas Savage cover)
Mozart’s Sister – Standing In A Line (Sean Nicholas Savage cover)
Everyone in the Canadian music community is aware of Sean Nicholas Savage‘s reputation as an incredible songwriter. He’s released ten-odd albums, each of which contains countless treasures, so it’s no surprise to see such luminaries as Doldrums, Majical Cloudz, Mac DeMarco, Pat Jordache, and so many more covering his tunes on this brand new compilation, available for free from Arbutus Records. Sean is set to release an important full-length in 2013, one that he’s been working on for over a year (a long time for him).
Silent Shout is presenting Sean’s performance at Double Double Land in Toronto on Feb 15, with performances from AGOR of Blue Hawaii and Sexy Merlin, and Cadence Weapon and Doldrums DJing.
This post also appeared on Berlin’s No Fear of Pop.
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.
25. Holy Family – My Kayfabe Babe
Oooh, new music from Pat Jordache, whose FUTURE songs was one of the best albums of 2010. “Steps” is an awesome new direction too, fast and funky new wave. One of the best songs of the year, no doubt.
There is so much dark electro pop happening at the Canadian Music (Week) Fest. Check back here every day as we post the shows that you simply need to attend.
We would be remiss if we didn’t mention former Silent Shout headliners Powers and Foxfire right off the bat. These two bands are a perfect pairing of straight-up awesome. Catch them at The Comfort Zone at 12 and 1 am. Arriving for The Wilderness at 11 pm beforehand is also a really good idea, especially if you like good post-punk synthy goodness.
Put The Rifle Down, another former Silent Shout headliner, will be going on first at The Baitshop around 8 pm. Followed by Freedom or Death and BA’BE, this early show is an excellent way to get your night started.
Enough with Toronto! If you want to fill your night with Montrealers, make sure to head to The Drake for the POP Montreal Showcase, specifically to see Pat Jordache at 10 pm and Technical Kidman at 11 pm. How about BC? Humans are great. They are playing the Rivoli at 1 am along with Top Less Gay Love Tekno Party (terrible, terrible name. I guess that’s the point?) at midnight.
Then, of course, there’s always Good Charlotte…
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.