Montreal’s Felix Gauthier Mongeon aka Radiant Baby makes playful, romantic electro-pop that’s fresh and clever, and we’ve adored his music for some time. And his music videos have a tendency to be striking, like last year’s “You Can Dance”, which was one of our favourite videos of 2016. “Save My From Myself” might be an old classic (it was our first introduction to the project), but it feels fully revamped today, and we’re excited to revisit it with this delightfully simple (and naturally, colourful) new video directed by Laurence Philomène.
Radiant Baby’s new EP It’s My Party is out May 5, and we are very much looking forward to it. “Save Me From Myself” is available now from Bandcamp, and he’s on tour in Ontario and Québec in April and May. And if you’re in Toronto, he’s also playing the Lisbon Lux/Ride the Tempo showcase, featuring a bill chock full of Silent Shout faves, at the Great Hall this Thursday.
Immediately upon arrival, Montreal’s Audrey Ann Boucher and Kyle Jukka aka She-Devils thoroughly dazzled with their intoxicating psychedelic throwback pop on their debut EP last year. Naturally, we’ve been itching for more and luckily we haven’t much longer to go – their debut full-length is out in a month on May 19! In the meantime, we’ve got lead single “The World Laughs” to keep us company, and it will do fine for now (one can simply listen to it ten times in a row). The video, one of the year’s finest, is a playful, colourful concoction directed and produced by the duo themselves. Talented ones truly!
“The World Laughs” is available now from Bandcamp.
Alexia Avina–one half of Montreal faves Best Fern–lulls you into a sense of contemplative harmony on her latest video. Shot in Germany and directed by Miriam Brellenthin, the saturated colours, wispy movements all welcome you into a dreamlike realm that we could honestly live in for all eternity. Adding to that sense of calm is the absolutely gorgeous track from Avina, testing the extent that we are able to take “dream-pop” as a literal term.
“If I’m the one that you need” is the first released track from her upcoming Surrender EP, an experimental/ambient split tape with Desert Bloom, out April 12 on Moon Boy Records. Those in Montreal simply must attend the release show that day, that is if you want to feel serenity in your life.