Posted on April 16th, by arp2600 in MP3
Montreal’s Solar Year are getting some love from the biggies with the release of their latest single. The song, which closely resembles something from our namesake, is from the album Waverley, set to be rereleased June 25th on Ceremony.
Posted on February 14th, by digits in Remix
One of our favourite new Montreal artists Solar Year being remixed by Norway’s Violet Dream. Solar Year’s 7″ is out now on Stratosfear.
Posted on February 4th, by digits in Video
A very cool and hypnotic video composed of slow-motion crowd shots for Solar Year
‘s “Magic Idea,” directed by Jamie Hartley. You can order the Night & Day/Magic Idea
7″ from Stratosfear
Posted on December 31st, by arp2600 in Lists
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.
Top 100 Songs: 100-76 /// 75-51 /// 50-26 /// 25-1100. ALX – I Will Love You More
99. Gold & Youth – Time to Kill
98. d’Eon – Century By Century
97. Crystal Castles – Wrath of God
96. Suuns – Edie’s Dream
95. Marie Davidson – Ma vie sans toi
94. Yves Son Ace – Wallet Song
93. Gal Gracen – ∞
92. Ev Ree Wuhn – Control
91. Man Made Hill – Physical (Olivia Newton John cover)
90. Drug Train – Idioms
89. The Natural Shocks – Change
88. Solar Year – Night and Day
87. Zooey – You
86. Gold Zebra – Dark Musique
85. Warm Myth – Gonna Gun
84. Wand – There Is A Place
83. Parallels – Moonlight Desires (Gowan cover)
82. Zouk Fuck – Blaque Sabbath
81. Hiawatha – Dogs of War
80. Nyteowl – EZ Boy
79. Tops – Easy Friends
78. Most People – You Said
77. Saturns – Diamonde
76. Breeze – Paradise (In A While)
Top 100 Songs: 100-76 /// 75-51 /// 50-26 /// 25-1
Previously: Top 20 Albums /// Top 20 Videos /// Top 15 Remixes /// Top 10 EPs
Posted on December 7th, by digits in MP3
Montreal’s Solar Year
put out a 7″ this week, on No Fear of Pop’s brand new label Stratosfear. “Night and Day” is a perfect bit of ambient pop and we’re glad to see it’s getting attention from the likes of the Fader
. Their LP Waverly
will be out next year on Ceremony/Splendour.
Posted on September 15th, by digits in Video
Here’s a solemn mining video from Montreal’s Solar Year, featuring Grimes on backing vocals, a track we blogged about in the summer. The video was directed by Emily Kai Bock, who’s been making some of the best videos of the year.
Posted on August 2nd, by digits in Debut
Um, Solar Year from Montreal – what is going on with all these amazing new artists? Grimes turns in a brilliant guest vocal near the end of the song. Solar Year’s new album Waverly was recently premiered underwater in a Montreal swimming pool and it can currently be heard on their website.