Category: Mundo Musique

Nate Paladino – “Good Boy”

Nate Paladino – “Good Boy”

One of my favorite parts of being a contributor of The Revue is posting whatever strikes my fancy. We have no genre boxes we have to check off (or restrictions for that matter), and it is whatever I hear that I make a connection with that I end up sharing.  My hope in sharing what I like, is that it might make a connection […]

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Hiss Golden Messenger releasing ‘Southern Grammar’ EP February 3rd

Hiss Golden Messenger releasing ‘Southern Grammar’ EP February 3rd

North Carolina’s MC Taylor, also known as Hiss Golden Messenger released one of the best albums of 2014, Lateness of Dancers.  This was a true breakout record, garnering near-unanimous praise from blogs and magazines from all over the music world as well as a performance on David Letterman that impressed even Mr. Letterman.  On February 3, Hiss Golden Messenger will release a […]

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The Mountain Goats share “The Legend of Chavo Guerrero”

The Mountain Goats share “The Legend of Chavo Guerrero”

It’s no secret that I’m a big wrestling fan, as I’ve written some pieces about the use of music in wrestling in the past. It shouldn’t be a surprise I’m totally stoked for The Mountain Goats’ upcoming record, Beat The Champ, a record that follows a professional wrestling theme. Last week, they shared “The Legend of Chavo Guerrero”, named after one […]

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Pond, “Man It Feels Like Space Again”

Pond, “Man It Feels Like Space Again”

Pond, The Perth, Australia psychedelic band, is making a statement with their latest release – Man It Feels Like Space Again.  Pond shares members with that other little Perth-based band, Tame Impala.  However, this should not be looked at as a side project. Tame Impala is Kevin Parker’s musical outlet, and Pond, likewise, belongs creatively to Nick Allbrook and Jay Watson.  Pond is already […]

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Amana Melome’, “Lock and Key”

Amana Melome’, “Lock and Key”

With a growing following in Europe and with a sound that blends the acid jazz of the Caribbean, the funk-jazz that is increasing in popularity in Europe, and the sultry blues and soul of 50s America, Amana Melome’ is now ready to take the US of A by storm. Born in Germany, Melome’ grew up surrounded by music. Her grandfather, Jimmy […]

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The Virgance, “Hiko Shrine”

The Virgance, “Hiko Shrine”

The Virgance is the solo project of Suffolk, England multi-instrumentalist Nathan Smith, who previously was with ’90s indie outfit Ripley and later a collaborator with electronica act Loveless. As a solo artist, the best way to describe Smith’s music is a more shoegazey Explosions in the Sky. Like the Austin, Texas quartet, Smith focuses on creating music that captivates and […]

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A Quick Conversation with….Maybelleen

A Quick Conversation with….Maybelleen

I love finding out about great new bands, being able to do a Q&A and reviewing their recently released EP all at once.  That great new band for me today is Maybelleen who are from Montréal and are comprised of Peter and Charles Camiré, a young brother duo. The boys have been raised surrounded by the music of their dad, a […]

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Hidden Gem(s) – Demander / Futurebrite / Northern Bells

Hidden Gem(s) – Demander / Futurebrite / Northern Bells

Demander While listening to Sleater-Kinney’s terrific comeback, No Cities to Love, I was reminded of a band that I adored and followed back in the mid-2000s. The band – Demander. Formed in 2004, the New York City trio’s arrival was timely, as Demander filled the void left by Sleater-Kinney’s indefinite hiatus in 2006. Like the legendary riot grrrl founders, Demander […]

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Skye Steele – Up From The Bitterroot

Skye Steele – Up From The Bitterroot

New York’s Skye Steele is quite an accomplished violinist. He’s played and recorded with many different acts including touring with Vanessa Carlton, and his own project, The Skye Steele Quintet.  On January 20th, Steele released Up From The Bitterroot, a gorgeous record that blends many different styles into a warm folk bundle. The opening track, “The People Make The Music” […]

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2014 Ottawa Bluesfest – An Interview with Blues Musician Peter D. Harper

2014 Ottawa Bluesfest – An Interview with Blues Musician Peter D. Harper

Peter D. Harper is an Australian-American singer-songwriter who specializes in blues and roots music. Actually, Peter was born in England before moving to Australia as a young child and now he calls Detroit home. Together with his band Midwest Kind, Harper makes foot-stomping, hand-clapping music. Harper, by the way, doesn’t just sing, but he’s an accomplished didgeridoo and harmonica player. […]

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Twerps, “Range Anxiety”

Twerps, “Range Anxiety”

On their sophomore release (first on Merge Records), Twerps have refined their sound and put together an incredibly fun listening experience. Although most of their influences are vintage (think The Feelies, The Clean), Twerps have a way of making their sound still relevant. The Aussie jangle-rockers are set for an adventurous 2015 with tour dates opening for Stephen Malkmus & […]

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Amen Dunes, “Cowboy Worship”

Amen Dunes, “Cowboy Worship”

Last year, Damon McMahon, a.k.a. Amen Dunes, released the splendid Love. It wasn’t so much an album full of love songs, but rather the title reflected the nearly 1.5 years it took McMahon to write, record, and produce the LP. It was also an expression to describe McMahon’s “devotion” to the ’60s and ’70s music, which were major influences on […]

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Mundo 5: A Tribute to The Decemberists and Everything Related to Them

Mundo 5: A Tribute to The Decemberists and Everything Related to Them

It’s been a huge week for The Decemberists, who are celebrating 15 years as a band and who on Tuesday released their seventh studio album, What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World (read Michael’s review). In addition, Charlie Hales, the mayor of Portland, Oregon, where the band is calls home, announced that January 20 was Decemberists Day, essentially making Colin […]

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Weekend Showcase: New Singles for January 23rd Weekend

Weekend Showcase: New Singles for January 23rd Weekend

With the new year three weeks old, the avalanche of new music has commenced, so we have a slightly longer playlist this week. You’ll find everything from R&B to electronic to indie pop to indie rock to scuzz rock. Some of the artists are well-known and others still developing a following. Either way, we highly recommend that you check these […]

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First Impressions: The Dodos, “Individ”

First Impressions: The Dodos, “Individ”

It’s surprising to discover that The Dodos have been around for a decade, having formed in 2005. It almost seems like yesterday they were mesmerizing audiences with their percussion-focused, rhythmic indie rock. In some ways, it was “yesterday”, as the duo began to gain notoriety with 2009’s Time to Kill and experienced a bigger breakthrough in 2011 with No Color, which included a guest […]

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The Stunning Self-Titled Debut Album by Natalie Prass

The Stunning Self-Titled Debut Album by Natalie Prass

On January 27, Nashville-based Natalie Prass will release her debut, self-titled record. Prass impressed us with the phenomenal “Bird of Prey” a few months ago, and we’ve eagerly awaited the release of this LP since then. She’s waited even longer, as this record was recorded in 2012 and is finally seeing its release next week.  She spent most of 2014 […]

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Tomas Doncker Band – “Big Apple Blues”

Tomas Doncker Band – “Big Apple Blues”

I have huge respect for the blues and especially for how much it has influenced some of the great rock and roll pioneers and even current bands we love today. I grew up in a household where thankfully rock n’ roll was shared heavily along with blues influences such as BB King, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Muddy Waters (Thanks Dad!). I enjoy a […]

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Video: Brian Lopez – “Static Noise”

Video: Brian Lopez – “Static Noise”

Last year, Brian Lopez released a beautiful record called Static Noise. Last week, Lopez shared the video for the title track. It’s a gorgeous video for one of the more stunning tracks of 2014, and it channels some very recognizable moments in history along with some pop culture references, including the old Maxell cassette ads. Be sure to check it out below. Connect […]

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Hidden Gem: Sweden’s Brother North

Hidden Gem: Sweden’s Brother North

Scandinavian indie folk duo Brother North released their self-titled debut last April to great acclaim in their native Sweden, though they have been making music together for over a decade. Freyr Flodgren and Lucas Enquist, both in their early 20s, are childhood friends who formed the group in 2012. Featuring delicate acoustic guitar accentuated by cello and piano, the pair […]

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The Decemberists, “What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World”

The Decemberists, “What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World”

The Portland, Oregon-based, folk-rock veterans, The Decemberists return with their 7th album, What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World. Their last effort, The King is Dead, was the band’s biggest commercial success to date (debuting at number one on album charts) and found the band pulling back from the obscure lyrical references of early works and focusing more on pop hooks and a cohesive […]

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