Tag: Yacht Club
Remember how Yacht Club’s “Flash” was our favourite song of last year? And then we heard pretty much nothing new from the band for the rest of of 2013? Well, that all changed today. Apparently this was recorded a couple years ago with some top session players. While it doesn’t signify anything new in the pipeline for the band, it’s still an awesome song, and you can buy the exclusive 7″ right now as a Japanese import (???). Hey! Yacht Club are weird!
That all said, if you’re looking for a Ben Cook fix, Young Guv will be playing the Silent Shout co-curated All Toronto’s Parties on November 22nd at the Garrison. So many bands with so many awesome collaborators!
We’ve got the premiere of the new Yacht Club video here! Unsurprisingly it’s excellent, and has Ben Cook and company channelling a Morris Day & The Time with girl group vocals provided by Pink & Purple. The video’s directed by Danielle Nemet, and there’s a motorcycle and several pairs of sunglasses! The track is the b-side to their 12 inch single Flash, which is being released tonight by Pretty Pretty in Toronto at Cinecycle. Be there. Get yours.
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
The new Yacht Club video is fantastic! Ben Cook’s haircut takes its star turn, and the world is a better place for it. The song’s pretty awesome too.
Yacht Club – Flash (Single Edit)
Chevalier Avant Garde – Young
Tonight’s the first night of Pop Montreal, there’s not as much happening, so we’ve only got a few things to recommend.
We can help you plan out your whole Pop Montreal already – we’ve noted all the best in dark electronic pop that’s playing the festival on our concert calendar.
Tracklist: all tracks link to a review and a download of the individual MP3s.
1. Devan Boomen – Children’s Names
2. Greggy Clypse – Duh Duh Duh
3. Hermetic – Portlandish (Jay Arner Remix)
4. Moon King – Only Child
5. The Natural Shocks – Change
6. New Hands – Tulips
7. The Luyas – Fifty Fifty
8. Shadow Folk – Heaven’s Gate
9. New Zebra Kid – Go The Extra Mile
10. Brusque Twins – Wait For Me (Dark Ages Remix)
11. Kontravoid – Silent Visions
12. boyBITCH – Down Town
13. Yacht Club – Flash (Single Edit)
14. Bon Iver – Beth / Rest (Work Drugs Remix)
15. Ladyfrnd – Sunday
16. Jay Arner – Black Horse
17. Charles Valois – Beautiful But Troubled Girls
18. Elrichman – The Shah and I
Yacht Club – Flash (Single Edit)
Yacht Club – Married Romance
File this under wonderful surprises. Ben Cook of Fucked Up has a new straight-up synthpop project called Yacht Club that is amazing. Grab the Nonnavera mixtape, courtesy of Pretty Pretty Records. It’s one of the best things we’ve heard all year. Pop music!