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Pile of Best Albums: Potpourri of Pearls – We Went to Heaven

Posted on August 8th, by digits in Pile of Best Albums

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Sometimes there’s only one bedroom dance party we want to attend: one that Potpourri of Pearls is playing. The Philadelphia pop purveyors have been steadily supplying us with ear-candy pop for years now, and they never disappoint. Their second album We Went to Heaven is probably the the best underground straight-up pop record since Light Firesself-titled album of last year. Taking us back to the days of Erasure’s best singles, this record is full of crisp and clean arpeggiated synths and killer earworm melodies. From dancefloor-thumpers “Boyfriend” and “Parade” to ballads like “Up High”, the entire album is hooky beyond hooky. A worthy successor to their incredible debut Why Does Coco Cry?

Most fun uptempo electropop has this problem where it’s just entirely too happy or lacking in sufficient edge. There are rare exceptions, but sustaining this level of quality over an entire album is a far more difficult skill than it appears to be. Potpourri of Pearls are clearly masters of the the form, and can soundtrack the rare sunny day in our dark hearts anytime. They deserve to be famous. In the meantime, we’re happy to sing their praises as one of the best undiscovered electropop groups around. Purchase this masterpiece direct from them on Bandcamp.

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Video: Potpourri of Pearls – Island

Posted on September 13th, by farragoes in Video

Potpourri of Pearls are back!  They put out one of the best albums of last year and the first single from the new one, due out early next year, doesn’t disappoint.  The track brings a heavily auto-tuned chorus and is as replete with hooks as some of the best tracks on Why Does Coco Cry?, and the video is quite spectacular, featuring beautiful scenery, yarmulkes and lots and lots of gay make outs.  Two make out heavy videos in one week!  We’re being spoiled.

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MP3: Lockets – Girl

Posted on July 24th, by digits in MP3

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Pretty nice single here from Philadelphia hazy synth-poppers Lockets. From the Surrender EP available for pre-order now.

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Remix: Vacationer x Major Lazer

Posted on May 23rd, by digits in Remix

392643_10151552919614207_446868855_nMajor Lazer – Get Free (Vacationer Remix)

Really nice remix here from Philadelphia chilled out electro-pop team Vacationer. Not the first time a Major Lazer remix has appeared on Silent Shout!

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MP3: Cough Cool – Blue Eyes

Posted on May 21st, by digits in MP3

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Real nice and laid-back electro-psych here from Philly’s Cough Cool.

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MP3: Potpourri of Pearls – This Whole Town

Posted on May 13th, by digits in MP3

potpPotpourri of Pearls – This Whole Town (Is Getting High)

New electro epic from our fave Philadelphia crew, who keep delivering pure gold. Potpourri of Pearls!

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MP3: Lockets – Surrender

Posted on May 7th, by digits in MP3

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Here’s some blissful synthpop from Philadelphia newcomers Lockets. A soaring melody, subdued guitar picking, and an endlessly catchy chorus. We’re into it. Via My Old Kentucky Blog.

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Video: Potpourri of Pearls – Chickadee

Posted on April 4th, by farragoes in Video

 

Potpourri of Pearls have made a new video and I will dutifully post it here for your viewing pleasure.  This one appears to be a new track from them and it is unsurprisingly great and features that pitch-shifted vocal effect that those Montreal kids have made so popular recently.  The video is probably not safe for work.  Maybe?  A beefcake advisory is in effect.

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Video: Potpourri of Pearls – Diamond Harbor

Posted on March 25th, by farragoes in Video

Potpourri of Pearls – Diamond Harbor

Another Potpourri of Pearls video!  A trip to the orthodontist.  This is one of our very favorite tracks from the record and the video doesn’t disappoint.  I love this band too much.

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Video: Potpourri of Pearls – Good Arrangement

Posted on March 13th, by farragoes in Video


It looks like Potpourri of Pearls are going to release a video for every track on Why Does Coco Cry?  We’re totally fine with that.  This might be the best one yet.

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