Doom Squad – Ovoo
Ah, this track takes us back. “Ovoo” was the first we ever heard of Doomsquad, back when those otherwordly siblings had a space in their name. They were little-known back then, and now they’re signed to Hand Drawn Dracula and No Pain in Pop, premiering videos on the Line of Best Fit and riding around in luxury rocketcars, forgetting their boreal roots.
Or not, as is clear in this beautifully meditative and entrancing video, which has a shot-on-film feel, directed by Toronto’s Chris Boni. This band sure knows how to pick directors, we’re still in awe of their last one too. If you’re a Europerson, try to catch them while they’re on tour. They’re even more ridiculously good live.
28 – Berlin DE: Urban Spree w/ No Joy
03 – Paris FR: Espace B
04 – Amsterdam NE: OT301 w/ Jessy Lanza
05 – London UK: Old Blue Last
Zoo Owl – TWIN MIRROR
We’ve been teased by this project for a while. Playing what seems like hundreds of live shows in Toronto over the past couple month’s, Zoo Owl has become quite a fixture in the city’s music scene. Finally, the project (Bryan from OPOPO and Saturns) has a single to spread his Owly word, and it doesn’t disappoint. We’ve heard it described as a less pretentious Doldrums before, and we gotta say that’s very accurate. This is a sound made for dance floors and awesome house parties.
Electric Youth, “Real Hero” heroes, have a new one, sounding a bit like a darker Sally Shapiro in the Chromatics universe. New album coming! On Last Gang sometime in 2014.
Soaring electro-folk from Toronto’s Omhouse, produced for the upcoming Long Winter, Fucked Up’s amazing monthly showcase at the Great Hall. From a double A-side 7″ with Milk Lines, 350 of which will be given away for free on a first-come-first-serve basis.
The next Long Winter is on December 13th in Toronto.
Anna Mayberry of Toronto’s anarchic post punkers, HSY has just released a lovely three track EP under the name ANAMAI on Buzz Records. Shimmery and reverb drenched, Altar Coals is the EP’s lead off track and traffics in a brand of guitar-driven, atmospheric jangle not dissimilar to fellow Torontonian Brian Borcherdt’s project Dusted. The languid and open quality of these tracks stand in stark contrast to the taught compositions of her other project but she proves equally adept in these surroundings, especially with regard to the subtlety of her vocal performance. The whole EP is available here and well worth a listen, and the EP release will be happening at Holy Oak in Toronto on November 15th.
With Toronto in the grips of Crack Mayor Mania we here at Silent Shout have remained largely above the fray. Well we’re wading in today with a contribution to the growing genre of Rob Ford press conference remixes from Lorenz Peter of the Toronto project Processor and the proprietor of one of the city’s finest record shops, LP’s LPs. Dance Ford Nation, Dance.