Scientists of Sound
Halifax, NS & Toronto, ON
Anthemic electro with raging guitar hooks, heavy grooves, eclectic polyrhythms, and catchy gang vocal melodies make SOS a standout in the live electronica genre. Their live show is a frenzy of sweat-drenched electronic madness coupled with a synched video and light show, costumed theatrics, and on the fly sampling of the audience – bringing crowd participation to a whole new level.
Scientists of Sound are producers Colin Crowell (keyboards, bass, trumpet) and Craig Mercer (guitar, keys, drums, vocals). They have become a club favorite across Canada – performing hundreds of shows while building a loyal following across the country and beyond. They have shared the stage with notable electronic artists MSTRKRFT, Boys Noize, DJ Falcon, Kid Koala, Thunderheist, The New Deal and more, and are quickly becoming one of Canada’s preeminent live electronica acts.
Scientists of Sound’s highly anticipated debut album ELECTRIC SCISSORS hits I-tunes on June 18th. Recorded in basement studios, on planes and trains, and in hotel rooms while touring over the past year, the album captures all of the energy of the duo’s acclaimed live show.
For Mercer and Crowell, Electric Scissors represents a natural progression of the music they made in their former bands—The Jimmy Swift Band and Ruby Jean and the Thoughtful Bees—both of which achieved large international followings. With its throbbing beats, driving electric guitar, and Mercer’s distinctive vocals, Electric Scissors makes a strong statement to the growing electronic music scene on Canada’s East Coast.