Tag: Triple Gangers
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
Triple Gangers – CCMMWF
There were two things we heard about Triple Gangers before seeing them live: they have a tendency to play for two hours, and they have a song about fucking to Christmas carols. We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to debut this wonderful soon-to-be holiday staple. This goes in the pantheon of excellent holiday songs and could easily sit beside Weird Al’s The Night Santa Went Crazy, or David Bowie and Bing Crosby doing Little Drummer Boy. Triple Gangers, this is the greatest present we could have asked for.
41. The Hood Internet – Kaputting It Up (Raekwon vs Destroyer)
35. Sally Dige – Immaculate Deception – website