Tag: Young Empires
There is so much dark electro pop happening at the Canadian Music (Week) Fest. Check back here every day as we post the shows that you simply need to attend.
The absolute must-see set today is Austra at 1 am at Wrongbar. Silent Shout has not been shy about our love of all things Katie Stelmanis since she officially started going by Austra. This is one of the most recommended shows of the festival, so arriving early is strongly encouraged.
Oh, but conflicts of conflicts! Silly Kissers, another favourite of ours, have a set at the same time! 1 am at The Silver Dollar. Honestly, you have to make the decision for yourselves which you go to. Both are surefire bets, though.
There are two types of people who go to CMW. First, there are those who relish the bar hopping madness of trying to eke out the perfect schedule. Then, there are those who prefer to camp out at one venue, knowing they will have a good time. For the campers, we recommend you head to Rancho Relaxo for a night of chock-o-block (and international!) electro music. Arrive early for Toronto’s The Lovely Killbots and Secrettes at 9 and 10 pm and then stick around for many, many other wonderfully electro bands including Bloodgroup, award winners from Reykjavik!
It’s easy to confuse Young Empires and Young Galaxy, so we’ll just recommend both in case you go to one thinking it’s the other. Young Empires had one of our favourite songs of last year and are one of the tightest working bands in the city. You can see them at 10 pm at the Great Hall. Afterward, book it to Lee’s Palace where Montreal’s Young Galaxy will be taking the stage at 11:30 pm.
Photo by Keo 101
As you probably noticed, Silent Shout is a blog, and is therefore morally and legally obligated to post a year-end best-of list. It’s been an excellent year for Canadian electronic music and an excellent inaugural year for Silent Shout. Canada definitely has some of the best indie electronic acts in the world and there are plenty more that we weren’t able to include on this list. That said, here are our champions! Yesterday: our top albums and music videos. Today and tomorrow: our top songs of the year!
31. DVAS – Society
23. Tonetta – My Bro
22. Doldrums – Euphoria (watch video)
And that’s it for today. Tomorrow, the thrilling conclusion.