Tag: Silly Kissers
Great new Silly Kissers song! Really like this wacky low-budget video too.
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.
The absolute must-see set today is Austra at 1 am at Wrongbar. Silent Shout has not been shy about our love of all things Katie Stelmanis since she officially started going by Austra. This is one of the most recommended shows of the festival, so arriving early is strongly encouraged.
Oh, but conflicts of conflicts! Silly Kissers, another favourite of ours, have a set at the same time! 1 am at The Silver Dollar. Honestly, you have to make the decision for yourselves which you go to. Both are surefire bets, though.
There are two types of people who go to CMW. First, there are those who relish the bar hopping madness of trying to eke out the perfect schedule. Then, there are those who prefer to camp out at one venue, knowing they will have a good time. For the campers, we recommend you head to Rancho Relaxo for a night of chock-o-block (and international!) electro music. Arrive early for Toronto’s The Lovely Killbots and Secrettes at 9 and 10 pm and then stick around for many, many other wonderfully electro bands including Bloodgroup, award winners from Reykjavik!
It’s easy to confuse Young Empires and Young Galaxy, so we’ll just recommend both in case you go to one thinking it’s the other. Young Empires had one of our favourite songs of last year and are one of the tightest working bands in the city. You can see them at 10 pm at the Great Hall. Afterward, book it to Lee’s Palace where Montreal’s Young Galaxy will be taking the stage at 11:30 pm.
Photo by Keo 101
Blue Hawaii‘s album Blooming Summer is being re-released, on CD for those who were too cassette-averse to purchase it last year. We love Blooming Summer – it was #4 on our year-end albums list so we highly recommend picking it up from the Arbutus shop. To sweeten the deal, there’s two bonus tracks: “Floral,” in which the duo is joined by two of the members of Braids and a remix of “Dream Electrixra” by David Carriere of Silly Kissers. Arbutustastic! “Floral” is streaming above – and it’s an excellent song.
13. Bonjay – Stumble
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! Today: our top albums and music videos. Tomorrow and Thursday: our top songs.
Top 5 Albums
Top 15 Music Videos
15. Bishop Morocco – Last Year’s Disco Guitars
14. Cosmetics – Soft Skin
13. Coyote Clean Up – Downhill Exxxpress
12. Blue Hawaii – Dream Electrixra
11. Humans – Bike Home
10. Silly Kissers – Precious Necklace
9. Caribou – Sun
8. Diamond Rings – Show Me Your Stuff
7. Doldrums – Painted Black
6. Jef Barbara – Larmes de Crocodile
5. Parallels – Dry Blood
4. Miramichi – This Lettuce is Pathetic
3. Jef Barbara – Wild Boys
2. Diamond Rings – Wait & See
1. Doldrums – Euphoria
The source of the album artwork for Silly Kissers‘ masterful Precious Necklace? This toilet paper animation by Christopher Jordache. Yes, yes, and yes. Since there’s no sound, I advise using the title track as the soundtrack. And speaking of masterful, we’ll probably post something soon from Sean Nicholas Savage‘s great new record, also from Arbutus. If we can find something sufficiently spooky that is. We may have to bend some rules.
Montreal’s Cotton Mouth just released a nice remix of the Silly Kissers‘ “You Could Even Like Me.” If you’re not familiar with either band, they’re both doing great things and you should investigate. Here’s a classic Cotton Mouth track for your perusal.