Zeds Dead and Greta Svabo Bech Sweetly Demand 'Shut Up & Sing'

Toronto electronic duo and Faroese chanteuse make a truly lovely team

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Back when SPIN first met Zeds Dead at 2011's HARD Haunted Mansion, the Toronto electronic duo were dressed up as Jesus and a rabbi, respectively. "When you're in costume you have all this weird confidence," Hooks, a.k.a. Zach Rapp-Rovan, told us. "You just don't give a fuck." Nearly two years later, he and Dylan "DC" Mamid sound more confident than ever and — um, aurally speaking — as naked as the day they were born.

"Shut Up & Sing" may have a tough name, but the song is melodically rich and genuinely sentimental thanks to singer Greta Svabo Bech (she of Deadmau5 hit "Raise Your Weapon"). One might even call it wubdued in parts. This is actually a second take on Bech's own track, and it replaces the original's chiming effects with a little serrated grind and some cavernous atmosphere.

Zeds Dead Tour Dates:

September 18 - Winnipeg, Manitoba @ Garrick Center
September 19 - Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
September 20 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
September 21 - Pontiac, MI @ Clutch Cargo's
September 22 - Waterloo, ON @ Beta
September 26 - Montreal, QB @ Telus Theatre
September 27 - Guelph, ON @ Guelph Concert Theatre
September 28 - London, ON @ Mustang Lounge
September 30 - Boston, MA @ Royale
October 1 - Wallingford, CT @ The Dome at Oakdale
October 2 - Las Vegas, NV @ Surrender
October 3 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
October 4 - New York, NY @ HARD at Terminal 5
October 6 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
October 7 - Columbus, OH @ The Bluestone
October 9 - St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
October 10 - Kansas City, MO @ The Midland
October 11 - Bloomfield, CO @ 1st Bank Center
October 12 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Great Saltair
October 13 - Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
October 14 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
October 17 - Eugene, OR @ McDonald
October 18 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
October 19 - Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
October 20 - Victoria, BC @ 9one9
October 22 - Kelowna, BC @ Level
October 24 - Grand Prairie, AB @ Tec Center
October 25 - Calgary, AB @ TBA
October 26 - Edmonton, AB @ Encore
October 28 - Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theatre
October 30 - Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
October 31 - Fresno, CA @ Rainbow Room
November 1 - San Francisco, CA @ TBA

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