Category: Mundo Musique

Mundo 26 Kids’ List: Favorite Tunes from the Under-12 Crowd

Mundo 26 Kids’ List: Favorite Tunes from the Under-12 Crowd

It was only a matter of time before we decided to have other people do our work We could have asked our spouses, partners, siblings, parents, or friends, but that would have been too easy (although maybe we’ll do a parents’ list). Instead, we thought we should have our children, nieces, and nephews, or our friends’ kids create the list. […]

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Weekend Showcase: the February 6th Playlist

Weekend Showcase: the February 6th Playlist

Here’s the Weekend Showcase – our weekly playlist of some really cool tracks of the not-so-distant past. The playlist is below along with the individual tracks. Happy listening! “Where Have You Gone” is the new track from one of our favourite little bands, Ephrata. The Seattle-based band makes some of the most anthemic, choral-pop on the planet. You can listen […]

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First Impressions: Rhiannon Giddens, “Tomorrow Is My Turn’

First Impressions: Rhiannon Giddens, “Tomorrow Is My Turn’

Despite fronting Grammy Award-winning, country-folk-blues band the Carolina Chocolate Drops for nearly ten years, Rhiannon Giddens remains one of Amercia’s best kept musical secrets. With a voice with tremendous range and the skills of a maestro on the violin and banjo, Giddens should be one of the most sought-after and celebrated artists. It wasn’t until last year when she collaborated […]

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Paperhaus, “Paperhaus”

Paperhaus, “Paperhaus”

Recently, we took a look at “So Slow” from Paperhaus. It was a really cool track that got us interested in hearing what the Washington, D.C. band was cooking up for their self-titled LP, Paperhaus, which is due out on February 10. However, almost instantly, Paperhaus told us to forget anything we learned from the single “So Slow”– this was going to […]

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Freedom Fry, “Shaky Ground (Hey Na Na Na)”

Freedom Fry, “Shaky Ground (Hey Na Na Na)”

Listening to indie pop from California on a dreary winter day is an effective method of escapism: you forget the snow and the freezing temperatures. When you crank the tunes and close your eyes, you feel transported to a land of warm beaches and convertibles. Freedom Fry – the L.A.-based duo of Parisian singer/songwriter Marie Seyrat and Michigan native Bruce […]

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Quarterbacks’ self-titled debut LP

Quarterbacks’ self-titled debut LP

New Paltz, NY punkers Quarterbacks are dropping one of the most fun listens you’ll hear all year on February 10. Quarterbacks’ debut self-titled LP is 19 tracks long, which sounds pretty epic, but the total run-time is barely over 22 minutes. It’s fun music played very quickly, but there is a depth to what they’re doing. The lyrics are unabashed […]

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Involved, “Radiation Leak”

Involved, “Radiation Leak”

Today I’m sharing a new video for a really cool electronic driven instrumental track from the international duo Involved. I don’t share a lot of videos unless it’s the only way to share a song, but sometimes the artistic element of a video plus the mood of the song comes together and creates something really cool. The new video for Involved’s “Radiation […]

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The Districts, “A Flourish and a Spoil”

The Districts, “A Flourish and a Spoil”

Twenty years old. Twenty years old! I’m constantly reminding myself that each band member of The Districts has just completed their second decade of this planet. They’re not old enough to legally consume alcohol in the United States. They have yet to vote in a Presidential election. They’ve been driving for three, maybe four years, assuming they all have their […]

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Artiste 5: Dick Diver’s Rupert Edwards Shares His Five Favourite Books

Artiste 5: Dick Diver’s Rupert Edwards Shares His Five Favourite Books

If you follow The Revue, each Friday we do the Mundo List, highlighting some great bands, music, videos, what have you. Today, we’re introducing the Mundo List’s second cousin, Artiste 5. It is a simple concept – we’ve asked artists and bands to submit a list to us of anything they want to write about. They are given full autonomy to […]

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Ryan Bingham, “Fear and Saturday Night”

Ryan Bingham, “Fear and Saturday Night”

LA-based, singer-songwriter Ryan Bingham might be one of the least recognizable Golden Globe, Critic’s Choice Award, Academy Award and Grammy award winners ever. Bingham stacked up his long list of awards for co-pinning “The Weary Kind”, the theme song to the film Crazy Heart.  After such accolades, it would seem that Bingham would find himself on musical easy street with monster record deals. […]

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Young Fathers, “Rain or Shine”

Young Fathers, “Rain or Shine”

Today, Edinburgh trio Young Fathers dropped a great new tune, “Rain or Shine”, which is from their forthcoming new album White Men Are Black Men Too. The track is an upbeat, blasting tune that mixes hip hop and rock to perfection. It’s anthemic quality has us longing for warmer days. Check the track below. White Men Are Black Men Too drops on […]

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The Lost Poets, “Mouth”

The Lost Poets, “Mouth”

The Lost Poets are considered a mix of grunge, sludge, rock and swamp blues, but I just checked the box of “really good” and “share-worthy”. They are definitely on the harder side, but there is so much more going on with the duo from Stockholm, Sweden. The duo together is producing what could be considered dark, grungy rock, which is really great. The […]

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Balancer, “Tipsoo”

Balancer, “Tipsoo”

Balancer is a band that exemplifies a lot of what we started doing here on The Revue with Mundo Musique. They’re based in New York now, but their members are from Colombia and Puerto Rico. The three members that make up Balancer – Felipe Piedrahita, Gabriela Jimeno, and Francisco Valentin – create an infectious brand of indie rock with tons […]

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Breakfast in Fur, “Flyaway Garden”

Breakfast in Fur, “Flyaway Garden”

Breakfast in Fur hail from New Paltz, NY and are becoming a band that I keep going back to. This is another one that does not fit in any one box or genre, and a characteristic I really love. Flyaway Garden was recorded in various studios, living rooms and attics throughout the Hudson Valley and is a wonderful compilation of what seems to […]

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Volunteer Dad, “Fake British Accent”

Volunteer Dad, “Fake British Accent”

Los Angeles’ Volunteer Dad are relative newcomers. They popped up on a Paisley Shirt Records compilation tape in September. Paisley Shirt Records is also a relatively young label, roughly one year old. Volunteer Dad are a self-described “supergroup” of sorts, both members, Alex Machock and Nate Rogers were both involved with the the label during its short history.  On January […]

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East End Radicals, “Zero Hour”

East End Radicals, “Zero Hour”

It’s been a quiet last couple of years for classic punk rock, but thankfully Montreal’s East End Radicals are back with their hard-hitting new album Zero Hour. The follow-up to 2012’s strong Carry On sees the band testing new waters and experimenting with different sounds, but they never drift too far from their signature recipe: 100% pure clenched-fist punk rock. […]

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Cassandra, “Cassandra”

Cassandra, “Cassandra”

Described as “Madonna, Giorgio Moroder, and Suicide’s illegitimate child”, Cassandra is the pet project of San Francisco native Vanessa Robinson, who is joined by her friend and musical life partner Charlemagne Charmaine. Their music is more complex than the description. It’s cinematic and ethereal, dark and otherwordly, and dense without being overbearing. It’s electro-synth pop that is inspired by the […]

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Mundo List: Great Mono-Syllable Music Acts

Mundo List: Great Mono-Syllable Music Acts

The title says it all – this week’s list is dedicated to some of our favorite artists and bands known by a single syllable. We didn’t list all our favourite mono-syllable acts; otherwise, this list would be long – extremely long. BECK In terms of mono syllable bands or artists, it’s hard to deny the talent of Beck. With each […]

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Weekend Showcase: New Music for January 30

Weekend Showcase: New Music for January 30

The weekly feature of new music from the not-so-distant past that we unfortunately couldn’t get to but still deserves your full attention. Check out these great indie acts, follow them on Facebook and Twitter, and buy their stuff! And remember, we only post things we like. The playlist and the individual tracks are below. “The Glow”, the superb synth/dream-pop track […]

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First Impressions: Two Gallants, “We Are Undone”

First Impressions: Two Gallants, “We Are Undone”

San Francisco rockers Two Gallants have established a reputation for creating infectious southern and garage rock and indie folk since their formation in 2002. After their third and arguably best album, Two Gallants, Adam H. Stephens and Tyson Vogel decided to take some time off, splitting for five years before returning in 2012 with The Bloom and the Blight. On Tuesday, […]

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