Category: Albums

Mundo Musique: Hardcore Punk Rockers, Millsted

Mundo Musique: Hardcore Punk Rockers, Millsted

This Wednesday, long-time New York City quintet, Millsted, will release HARLEM, an eight-song LP of in-your-face, hardcore punk rock. This will be their album, although the band, in different arrangements, has been rocking NYC’s underground music scene for well over a decade. Their politically charged music has created a niche following in the city that never sleeps, but with their […]

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Weekend Stream (September 26): Seven Albums for the Weekend

Weekend Stream (September 26): Seven Albums for the Weekend

This weekend, here are six albums we recommend streaming, ranging for an iconic singer-songwriter to up-and-coming indie bands. With her 11th studio effort, Lucinda Williams is offering fans a treat with the double album, Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone. Have a listen on NPR. Another music stalwart returns. The Vaselines are back with their first album in four […]

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Mundo Musique: King Tuff, “Black Moon Spell”

Mundo Musique: King Tuff, “Black Moon Spell”

The garage rock resurgence has been a formidable musical force with the likes of Ty Segall, Mikal Cronin, and The Oh Sees putting out stellar work at almost a frenetic pace.  King Tuff, the in-your-face alter ego of Vermont-based, multi-instrumentalist Kyle Thomas, joined the fray with his excellent self-titled debut album in 2012.  Like his peers, Thomas delivers fuzzy guitar […]

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Mundo Musique: Kind Cousin’s Debut Album, “Tremendous Hem”

Mundo Musique: Kind Cousin’s Debut Album, “Tremendous Hem”

On her debut solo album as Kind Cousin, Allison Bohl DeHart has crafted a little gem of an album with Tremendous Hem. An album that has taken years to develop and perfect, Tremendous Hem is an ode to the many influences in DeHart’s growth as a singer and songwriter. Throughout the ten tracks, the album echos of her childhood roots […]

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Mundo Musique: Fasba Fpel

Mundo Musique: Fasba Fpel

Every Saturday, prog/jam band Fasba Fpel releases a new LP of about 40 minutes of music.  How do they accomplish this? By releasing everything they play. A lot of stuff that would end on other bands cutting room floors end up front and center for these guys.  They’re looking to release 100 free albums in 2015, too and they claim […]

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Mundo Musique: The Juan MacLean “In A Dream”

Last week, dance pop duo The Juan MacLean released their fourth album In A Dream.  Their style of house and techno is really infectious and hard not to groove to.  In ADream features singer Nancy Whang absolutely killing it from her first lines in the chorus in “A Place Called Space” and John Malean doing some incredible stuff as well. […]

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Mundo Musique: Perfume Genius, “Too Bright”

Mundo Musique: Perfume Genius, “Too Bright”

There have been several reviews in advance of Mike Hadreas’ third album under the moniker, Perfume Genius, applauding the Seattle singer-songwriter for, Too Bright, his latest album on Matador Records, and rightfully so. From start to finish, the album is breathtaking yet ambitious. It avoids, for the most part, the formulaic approach of popular pop music, but instead ebbs and […]

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Weekend Stream (September 19): A Seven-Pack of New Music

Weekend Stream (September 19): A Seven-Pack of New Music

Next Tuesday sees a load of new music dropping and many of them are streaming right now for free. Some albums you might wish to check out include: Leonard Cohen highlights this weekend’s stream. The legendary Canadian will release Popular Problems, his thirteenth studio album. NPR and CBC Music have it. Tweedy, which comprises of Jeff Tweedy, his son Spencer, […]

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Mundo Musique: Dream Boat – The Rose Explodes

Mundo Musique: Dream Boat – The Rose Explodes

Athens, Georgia’s Dream Boat has continued to impress us every time we hear something new from them. Their single “Way Out” was incredible, and they ended up on our favourite discoveries list.  This week, they released The Rose Explodes.  Dream Boat is the project of Page Campbell and Dan Donohue.  In the past, Campbell played in Hope For Agoldensummer and […]

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Mundo Musique: Amerigo Gazaway’s Yasiin Gaye (Mos Def Meets Marvin Gaye)

Mundo Musique: Amerigo Gazaway’s Yasiin Gaye (Mos Def Meets Marvin Gaye)

First, full credit for today’s feature by Amerigo Gazaway goes to Andrew Miles, who resides in London, UK and is probably as big of a music geek, if not more so, than Kevin, Rich, Michael, Christina, Darren, and me. He flagged these two albums to a group of common friends and music fans, and I’ve been playing them quite frequently. Amerigo […]

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Mundo Musique: Lowell, “We Loved Her Dearly”

Mundo Musique: Lowell, “We Loved Her Dearly”

When Vancouver’s Claire Elise Boucher – better known as Grimes – exploded on the indie scene in 2012 with her critically-acclaimed Visions, her success helped pave the way for several, young women artists to share their electronic-infused synth-pop music. Earlier this year, Caila Thompson-Hannant of Montreal, a.k.a. Mozart’s Sister, shared her terrific debut album. Now Calgary-born, Toronto- and London-based Elizabeth Lowell […]

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Mundo Musique: Joe Fletcher

Mundo Musique: Joe Fletcher

Listen if you like: Deer Tick, Brown Bird, The Devil Makes Three, Langhorne Slim For the last few years, I’ve called Joe Fletcher one of the hardest working men in music.  He’s released two albums with his band, Joe Fletcher and the Wrong Reasons, Bury Your Problems, and White Lighter, he’s constantly touring and performing, and recently he moved from Rhode […]

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Mundo Musique: She Keeps Bees’ “Eight Houses”

If you like: Wye Oak, Sharon Van Etten, Cat Power, The War On Drugs, I’ve been really hyped for the release of She Keeps Bees’ new record, Eight Houses, which is out today since the minute I heard Jessica Larrabee and Andy LaPlant were working on it.  I’ve been a fan of their music for a few years, ever since I […]

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Capital Revue: Gold & Marrow – Shannon Rose Reinvented

Capital Revue: Gold & Marrow – Shannon Rose Reinvented

I’m a longtime fan of Shannon Rose (and the Thorns). In fact, when we first launched TheRevue.ca she was our first featured artist in our (low-budget, low-fi) video series. One of Ottawa’s premiere songwriters, she has opted to take on a new name for her new record (launching October 4 2014). I’m always curious when an established artist takes a […]

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Mundo Musique: Los Angeles Police Department

Mundo Musique: Los Angeles Police Department

For Those Who Like: Belle & Sebastian, Real Estate, early Death Cab for Cutie, Field Music It’s pretty obvious that the one theme which dominates music is relationships – either finding love or getting over a breakup. These subjects are usually told in the form of a single song, but more and more frequently musicians are writing entire albums dedicated […]

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Mundo Musique Hidden Gem: Scotland’s Life Model

Mundo Musique Hidden Gem: Scotland’s Life Model

Our buddy Kevin is gallivanting around Scotland this week, and it’s just pure coincidence that I’m kicking the week off with a young band from Glasgow. Life Model is a five-piece band that makes shoegaze, dream pop that is sublime and even bordering on erotic. The have yet to produce an EP or LP, but instead of released several singles. […]

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Mundo Musique: My Brightest Diamond

Mundo Musique: My Brightest Diamond

My Brightest Diamond is the musical project of singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Shara Worden, the Michigan native now New York City resident. Worden is best known for her collaboration with indie folk-rocker Sufjan Stevens and having performed with the likes of The National, The Decemberists, and Bon Iver. Her solo career, however, has been expansive. With her fourth album, This is My […]

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Weekend Stream (September 12): My Brightest Diamond, Lia Ices, The Juan MacLean, Lowell, & Moon Hooch

Weekend Stream (September 12): My Brightest Diamond, Lia Ices, The Juan MacLean, Lowell, & Moon Hooch

Here’s the weekly Weekend Stream feature. While it lacks the star power of this week’s releases, which was put over the top with U2’s surprise drop of Songs of Innocence, there is no shortage of great songwriters this week. My Brightest Diamond, the project of singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sharon Worden, takes us on a sonic journey with This is My […]

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Mundo Musique: Death From Above 1979 – ‘The Physical World’

Mundo Musique: Death From Above 1979 – ‘The Physical World’

Before Tuesday, Toronto Punk Rockers Death From Above 1979 hadn’t released an album in 10 years.  They finally released their follow-up to their breakthrough debut album You’re a Woman, I’m A Machine on Tuesday, called The Physical World.  The band which consists of Jesse F. Keeler on multiple instruments and Sebastien Granger on drums and vocals broke up in 2006, […]

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Mundo Musique: Sean Rowe – “Madman”

Mundo Musique: Sean Rowe – “Madman”

Sean Rowe is a singer-songwriter based out of upstate New York.   He plays and writes soulful folk music. His latest album, Madman was just released on Tuesday and is a whirlwind of folk, country, and Americana.  Rowe’s voice is full of soul, and it’s no surprise to hear he was inspired by Otis Redding. From the hearing opening two tracks, […]

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