Archive for the ‘The Mod Club’ Category

Tits & Acid in Toronto

2007 September 18

Last night I went to the Simian Mobile Disco concert at the Mod Club. 


Although the set was quite short (they were only on from about 12:10 – 1:00 am) they squeezed a lot of awesomeness into that near-hour.  Their  club mixes were unreal and the light/strobe show was crazy – you wouldn’t want to be epileptic at this performance.  Although I didn’t take any pictures, this site Pitchfork has a bunch of photos from a recent show in Boston, and these videos on youtube provide a taste of what the concert was like.

Simian Mobile Disco: Coming Soon

2007 July 18

I first heard this stylised production and remix team, Simian Mobile Disco, made up of James Ellis Ford and James Anthony Shaw, a few weeks ago when I was shopping at the Puma store on Bloor Street.  The store was pretty much empty, but they had a DJ spinning music and the track that was playing when I walked in was Hustler.  I instantly loved the beat, but my real worship began when I got home and watched the video for this song on youtube.  It is seriously one of the coolest videos EVER.  Turns out this group has been around for a while, but just recently released their first album, Attack Decay Sustain Release, about a month ago.  This album is incredible.  Every track is amazing.  Their sound is kind of like the French duo Air, but way more upbeat and dancier.

Anyway, SMD just started touring to promote the album.  This summer they’re mostly in Europe, hitting the Ibiza scene, etc.  However, come September, they embark on a limited North American tour.  And they’re coming to Toronto! Monday, September 17 SMD will be hitting up The Mod Club at 722 College Street.  Tickets for the NYC show are $18, so they should be similarly priced in TO. 

Check out all their work, but the aforementioned Hustler and I Believe are my favourite tracks off their new album.