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Posted on December 18th, by silentshout in Lists


Year-End 2014: Top 25 Songs // Top 25 Albums // Top 15 EPs // Top 10 Music Videos // Top 10 Album Covers

Top 100 Songs of 2014: 26-50

Download/listen to a continuous mix of the songs
Top 25 // Honourable Mention A-J // Honourable Mention K-Z

50. Chevalier Avant Garde – Pine

This song is playing in the weirdest club in the world; the kind of place where everybody stops talking when you enter the room.

49. Sur Une Plage – Marathon

The piano chords at the beginning prepare you for the epic journey you’re about to go on, but it’s not until the huge throbbing bass arpeggiator comes in that you really understand what they’re are up to.

48. TOPS – Outside

The synthpop ballad we’ve always needed from the Montreal soft-pop lovelies.

47. Marie Davidson – Perte D’Identité

“Perte D’Identité” is ominous beyond ominous, a slow, chugging beast of drones and strange synth noises.

46. Moon Maker – Off The Moon

The shimmering, vocoded “Off the Moon” is a wondrous and nostalgic single that deserved to be played and played again on your next lunar mission.

45. Para Palabras – Lonely

A deft take on modern electronic dance that reconciles sleek digital production with raw, organic timbres, and mechanistic precision with deep emotional resonance.

44. Vesuvio Solo – Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

The breezy, fun track is just what we needed as we stayed desperately nostalgic for the last few days of summer.

43. MORI – You Look So Calm When You Come

A perfect pop morsel to be savoured for as long as possible during its brief runtime.

42. Jamaican Queens – Bored and Lazy

A wonderfully slithering bit of robo-funk featuring vocoded lead vocals.

41. Caribou – Can’t Do Without You

It builds, and builds and builds and when it finally gets there…oh my goodness!

40. Mekele – Ānanda

With its widescreen sound design and ornate arrangement, “Ānanda” showcases Mekele’s remarkable musicality, imagination, and technical skill.

39. Boyhood – Makeup

Boyhood continues their upward trajectory into electro weirdness with this pulsating hypnotic song.

38. Jay Holy – Buried Alive

One of the best codas in recent memory, with an instrumental dance breakdown that we could have had go on for another five minutes.

37. Ramzi – Zomb By

One of the best tracks from Ramzi’s stunning discography, “Zomb By” is weird glitchy electro at its finest.

36. YlangYlang – Tiny Balconies

It’s amazing that someone as prolific as YlangYlang can put out tracks like this with such consistency.

35. Bizzarh – Pangaea

Sounds like a slowed-down acid trip in the best way.

34. Johnny Couteau – Dance The Waba

Iggy Pop goes goth electro in the standout single from the concept record The Infamous Mind of a Psychoactive Runner.

33. Men I Trust – A Cycle

As slow and funky as arpeggiated electronic music can be.

32. Ken Park – You Think About it Too Much

The most earwormy refrain of any this year; we cannot tell you how many times we’ve got this in our head.

31. Ancient Babes – Occult Commando

A new dreamy downtempo track that illustrates the astounding stylistic breadth of this project.

30. Scattered Clouds – People Walk

If all the characters in the Black Lodge of Twin Peaks formed a band, it would sound like Scattered Clouds.

29. Nyssa – All Us Boys

Something about her raspy blues voice over huge dark electronic beats (courtesy of producer Dave Psutka aka Egyptrixx) works so wonderfully.

28. Vierance – Athens Cries

Featuring huge arpeggiators and haunting vocals, it’s somehow both danceable and ambient at the same time.

27. New Zebra Kid – Romantic Illusions

This song absolutely delivers on all the promise we’ve heard in the pop maestro over the past few years.

26. New Hands – Swimming

New Hands have been refining and paring down their sound, leaving Spence Newell’s hypnotizing tenor front and centre, which we of approve immensely.

Year-End 2014: Top 25 Songs // Top 25 Albums // Top 15 EPs // Top 10 Music Videos // Top 10 Album Covers

Posted on December 12th, by silentshout in Lists
Year-End 2014: Top 25 Songs // Top 25 Albums // Top 10 Music Videos // Top 10 Album Covers

15. Mori – Mori EP1


It’s extremely rare for a band’s songwriting and arrangements to be this tight on arrival.

14. Omhouse – Mooneye


Toronto proggy indie pop geniuses get more electronic than ever before on their fantastic third EP.

13. Tigerwing – I Want to Rip Your Heart Out


Calgary pop experimenter’s deeply impressive EP from the summer plays even better in winter.

12. Energy Slime – New Dimensional


Jay Arner and Jessica Delisle forge a psychedelic synth-pop duo, put out a killer debut on Mint Records.

11. Operators – EP1


Dan Boeckner’s newest project is a more-than-worthy successor to Handsome Furs.

10. Vierance – Semblance


Toronto subterraneans deliver big-time with their Deth Records debut. Cold, dark, evil, check.

9. People Tanning – On the Internet


Strange and submerged pop from Halifax. Or stray intergalactic broadcasts.

8. Mathématique – Feel


Otherworldly Montrealer’s ice-cold ethereal pop mesmerizes on her debut EP.

7. Girls in Uniform – “.” (Full Stop)


The Minneapolis-Montreal-NYC producer and cacophonous art-pop prodigy comes into her own.

6. Most People – Stay Forever Here in the Night


Tightly constructed, catchy-as-hell indie pop – the Toronto duo’s finest hour thus far.

5. Ancient Babes – Futuristic Demon


Vancouver newcomer discovers haunted artifacts in the future.

4. Memorex – Tape One


Perfect dystopic electronic pop from Toronto’s ex-Mirror Phase reborn.

3. Hush Pup – Waterwings


Subtle, classic-sounding soft-pop heroics from the Toronto/Victoria crew on their second brilliant EP.

2. Austra – Habitat


The dark electronic pop superstars release their most experimental record to date. One pop song, four avant-garde explorations.

1. Vogue Dots – Toska


The Halifax/Moncton duo’s startling genre-spanning debut.

Posted on June 25th, by arp2600 in New Release, Video

DETH Records is an exciting new label founded by SINS in Toronto. With an impressive roster of electro-goth type acts, they chose to showcase that talent with the release of DETH VOL. 1, their first compilation album. The main single from that is an, of course, excellent collaboration between their two flagship acts: SINS and Vierance. Check out the video in all it’s gothy glory, then go and buy/stream the comp. We foresee exciting things coming this way from DETH.

Posted on June 16th, by digits in MP3

Yep, we’re suckers for Vierance and their bleak ‘n’ terrifying synthpop from a world that has never known happiness, a world that in fact drains happiness from other nearby worlds and converts it into dark matter. This is the universe where “Athens Cries” is from. Featuring huge arpeggiators and haunting vocals, it’s both danceable and ambient at the same time. If you’re into it, be sure to check out the video for the also-amazing “Raven” which we posted back in April.

“Athens Cries” is on Vierance’s killer EP Semblance, but it’s also on a highly-anticipated new compilation from Deth Records (that label run by the corrupted soul they call Sins) is putting out, full of some of Toronto’s evilest unreleased gems. Deth Vol. 1 is out June 21, watch out for it!

Posted on April 16th, by arp2600 in Video

Public Service Announcement: do not wear flowing garments while next to fire on a windy day. ESPECIALLY if you’re doing it REALLY CREEPILY as Katherine Warner does in this video. Vierance have really stepped up their game as of late, and the new single from the sophomore EP absolutely delivers on all the promise we’ve seen from them. Semblance is out now on Deth Records, a new label fronted by Toronto’s SINS.

Posted on August 30th, by farragoes in MP3


Vierance – Revelation

Vierance are back!  Revelation is more excellent super gothy stuff from the Toronto duo, as always not to be missed.  You can download it here.

Posted on July 23rd, by digits in Video

New music from Vierance! We love this Toronto duo. What a killer bass line on this one. And it’s their first video too, directed by Emad Dabiri aka Sarin.

Posted on March 13th, by arp2600 in Remix


This band still is quite mysterious to us, but I think that’s the general idea. They are one of the gothiest that we’ve heard in a long time, which, of course is always great in our books. Toronto’s Vierance make scary, atmospheric sort of sad gothic synth punk. They recently released a four song EP on their BandCamp, and it is well worth your time.

Posted on February 4th, by digits in Mixes


Mix: Silent Shout – Best of January 2013

1. Galaxius Mons – Cup My Aching Mind (Crazy Epitaph)
2. Great Marble – In the Air
3. Ken Park – He Says I’m an Island
4. Blue Hawaii – Try to Be
5. Petra Glynt – Sour Paradise
6. Jake Finne – Black Panthers
7. Negative Beach – Vacant Home (Demo)
8. Violence – Façades
9. Vierance – Beaches
10. Doldrums – Anomaly
11. Crowns – HLYLND
12. Bliss Club – Breeze Punk 2
13. Potpourri of Pearls – James and the Cold Gun (Kate Bush cover)
14. Rakam – Le Jazz Dans la Rue
15. Coxkarnn – Blud for a Sec
16. Jeremy Greenspan – Sirius Shake

Posted on January 15th, by farragoes in MP3


Dreamy track from Toronto’s Vierance.  There isn’t much information about them online, but on the strength of this track they’re worth looking out for.