Silver Pools is psychedelic dream-pop group from Toronto, Canada that blends lush electronics with symbolist poetry, delicate instrumentation and hypnotic rhythms. Founded by singer-songwriter/mandolinist/producer Todd Macdonald (The Winks, Norvaiza) who has also performed on productions by The New Pornographers, Main Source and Man Meets Bear. Joining Todd on stage and in the studio is visual artist Miranda Crabtree on vocals and keyboards.

Building on their 2016 debut full-length, Memoirs of an Oblong Sphere, Silver Pools independently released the more electronic influenced Bleach Cloud/Farmhouse 10-inch single in 2017 and are currently working on their sophomore album Chroma. 

Silver Pools have toured throughout Canada and Europe, performed at CMW, Pop Montreal (as Norvaiza) and Invocation festivals, shared the stage with Loscil & DreamSTATE and been featured on The Strombo Show's Hip30 and Joni75 specials on CBC Music

PHOTOS

PRESS QUOTES & VIDEOS

‘Farmhouse’ sees Macdonald heading in a more electronic direction with the help of a few comrades, and is joined on this song by Dustin Good on modular synth, with minimal techno producers Matt and Mark Thibideau co-producing the track. A dark and contemplative listen, it’s a spacious electro-ballad thats full of details and beautiful reverb tails. A lovely, weightless song that seems to float in zero gravity, but it’s not without a heavy heart.
— Silent Shout ('Bleach Cloud/Farmhouse' 10-Inch Premiere)
A low‐key but uplifting symphony of magical beats, electronic signals, subtle trip‐hop tones and elastic sonic layers that expand and contract underwater. Chill‐out vocals coming from an ocean cave, a simple but addictive bassline, and the delicate mandolin complete its distinctive, avant‐garde sonic‐scape.
— Discorder Magazine (Memoirs of an Oblong Sphere)
The Eno-esque melodic work, steady drudging, and, yes, cadence-like emo feel, reflect the well-curated aesthetic of the project: blue hues, the way indecisive skies effect our lives, relentless patience, space race nostalgia and moog synthesizers.
— No Fear of Pop (Carbon Cadence Premiere)
I’m really excited for this...
— George Stroumboulopoulos (Leap Year Premiere on The Strombo Show on CBC Radio 2 )
Macdonald delivers a stunning look at the breadth and depth available to talented artists with minds open to create beauty in new ways. One of the best albums of the year so far.
— Floorshime Zipper Boots (Memoirs of an Oblong Sphere)
Silver Pools is a brand new project from Canadian music scene vet Todd Macdonald, who played in baroque pop group the Winks, and currently plays drums for the wonderful Loom. His debut solo single “Carbon Cadence” is a deep, reflective, ambient pop gem with a repeating guitar hook that will lazily float about inside your brain all day.
— Silent Shout (Carbon Cadence Review)
A syrupy and psychedelic slice of chill that dollops the brain with Closedown style nocturnal shimmer. Restrained, but beautifully expansive.
— The Big Take Over (Memoirs of an Oblong Sphere)

© Silver Pools 2019