Category: Albums

Mundo Musique: The Burgeoning

Mundo Musique: The Burgeoning

The Burgeoning are an indie rock four piece from Bensalem PA.  The band consists of brothers Logan (Vocals) and Alex (bass) Thierjung, guitarist Mark Menkevich, and drummer Brandon Bradley.  Their style is a pop-infused blend of indie rock, similar to that of Vampire Weekend, but with a bit more of an edge to it.  Their debut EP, Love Alchemy, Life […]

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Mundo Musique: We Were Promised Jetpacks, “Unravelling”

Mundo Musique: We Were Promised Jetpacks, “Unravelling”

A mini post-punk resurgence might be underway. Interpol already released El Pintor, their best album sense 2002’s Antics. Now fellow post-punk / indie outfit We Were Promised Jetpacks have released Unravelling, their finest album sense their 2009 debut, These Four Walls.  As good as their debut album was, The Glasgow, Scotland-based band has still have not received the fan attention it deserves. This time out, WWPJ teams up with […]

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Mundo Musique: Meatbodies

Mundo Musique: Meatbodies

When you listen to an album for the first time, there are varying reactions. Often for me, I usually say, “That was pretty good” or “I need to hear it again”. Then there are moments where I yell, “F*&# yeah!” That’s what I uttered in my lonesome when I put on Meatbodies’ self-titled album on the weekend. When you’ve played […]

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First Impressions: Chris Ayler’s “808’sFTW?” EP

First Impressions: Chris Ayler’s “808’sFTW?” EP

Chris Ayler has been an artist that we’ve profiled a few times in this space, including discovering the innate talents of the then 17-year old to his collaboration with Baltimore rapper King Snxxp. Last week, the now 18-year old Ayler released his debut EP, 808’sFTW?. On the 5-track album, Chris returns to creating sonic landscapes. Wendy and Ben give their […]

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Mundo Musique: Mina Tindle “Parades”

Mundo Musique: Mina Tindle “Parades”

French singer-songwriter Pauline de Lassus, aka Mina Tindle is, as my friend Laurence described her, ”French pop music at its best”.  She spent some time in Brooklyn, NY and supplied some vocals for The National’s classic Boxer.   She’s now back in France, and last week she released Parades, a great album with songs performed in English as well as French.  […]

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Mundo Musique: Feexer

Mundo Musique: Feexer

Italian one-man band Feexer released his debut EP, Diamonds and Defects, a five track album that clocks in at about seventeen minutes.  Unlike the one man band Ben posted about yesterday, Shaky Graves, Feexer very heavily features electronic music as well as guitar and other instruments.  Feexer does blur the line between electronic and rock music, it’s really a good […]

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Mundo Musique: Shakey Graves, “And The War Came”

Mundo Musique: Shakey Graves, “And The War Came”

There are tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of individuals involved in music. Some are extremely gifted musicians, who are masterful at their craft. Many are fantastic songwriters, who could take even the most mundane chore and make it sound like the most important task to be completed. Others are great performers, who wow audiences with their dance moves, pyrotechnics, […]

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Mundo Musique: Samuel Ford

Mundo Musique: Samuel Ford

We at The Revue have a soft spot for emerging and established indie singer-songwriters. We’ve written about Sharon Van Etten, Timothy Showalter (aka Strand of Oaks), Johanna Samuels, Angel Olsen, Justin Townes Earle, Joe Fletcher, Marta Pacek, Steve Gunn, Jesse Marchant, Chad VanGaalen, Damian Jurado, Brian Lopez, Beau Austin, and countless others. Today, we look at Samuel Ford. Ford has […]

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First Impressions: Minus the Bear’s “Lost Loves”

First Impressions: Minus the Bear’s “Lost Loves”

Last week we introduced our new feature First Impressions and we took a stab at Foxygen’s …And Star Power.  The idea is to  have a few listen to the same album and provide our initial thoughts and reactions. This isn’t an album review per se, but just our musings about what really stood out in an album and some things that maybe fell […]

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Weekend Stream (October 10): Six Albums for the Weekend

Weekend Stream (October 10): Six Albums for the Weekend

Here’s your weekly six-pack of albums that are streaming this weekend, and there are some really great ones on the list. Montreal super-indie band Stars‘ No One is Lost is up on NPR for all to hear. Otherness, which is the second album by Kindness – the project of Adam Bainbridge, features guest appearances by Blood Orange (or Dev Hynes), Robyn, […]

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Mundo Musique: Anamanaguchi – “Pop It”

Mundo Musique: Anamanaguchi – “Pop It”

Today is my day of posting fun music, the new Weezer record, and now the awesome single “Pop It” from Anamanaguchi.  I’ve loved Anamanaguchi for quite a long time, I have a soft spot for chiptune music. I grew up playing Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis, and some of my favorite music is from some of those video games. If […]

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Mundo Musique: Steve Gunn, “Way Out Weather”

Mundo Musique: Steve Gunn, “Way Out Weather”

For nearly a decade, Steve Gunn has been known as one of the best, if not unheralded, guitarists in music. He has worked closely with indie rocker Kurt Vile as a member of his band The Violators and collaborated on several, trance-inducing, instrumental projects, such as the Golden Gunn album that he collaborated with M.C. Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger. Last year, Gunn took […]

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Mundo Musique: Zola Jesus, “Taiga”

Mundo Musique: Zola Jesus, “Taiga”

From her days as a goth queen to an ethereal songstress Nika Roza Danilova – also known as Zola Jesus – has constantly been searching for new sounds and approaches, never satisfied with the last album she’s released regardless of its success. It is fitting, therefore, that she has named her new album Taiga – the Russian word for the […]

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Mundo Musique: Aaron Maine aka Porches slick new single “Prism”

Mundo Musique: Aaron Maine aka Porches slick new single “Prism”

Add New York based Aaron Maine to the list of artist like Jack Tatum from Wild Nothings and Earnest Greene from Washed Out that write slick indie pop music from the comfort of their own bedroom.  Aaron goes by the name Porches and has recently signed with Christ Taylor from Grizzly Bear’ label, Terrible Records.  The first release is a 7” […]

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Mundo Musique: Homeshake, “In The Shower”

Mundo Musique: Homeshake, “In The Shower”

On Friday, we showed an expedition with Canadian indie musician Mac DeMarco during the 2014 RBC Ottawa Bluesfest (here’s the link). Fittingly, Mac’s backup band members have recently released or are in the process of debuting their new albums, so I’m dedicating today’s articles to Mac’s supporting band and other projects. In a separate feature, I looked at the re-issuing […]

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Review: Kinnie Starr’s “Far from Away”

Review: Kinnie Starr’s “Far from Away”

I fell in love with Kinnie Starr at a gig in Montreal when she was touring for then-new album Sun Again (2003 or so). It’s rare that I get so into a show that I start moving like a maniac (and I cannot dance, folks, I really can’t) and lose myself in it. I bought the record and played the […]

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Mundo Musique: Walter TV, “Appetite”

Mundo Musique: Walter TV, “Appetite”

On Friday, we showed an expedition with Canadian indie musician Mac DeMarco during the 2014 RBC Ottawa Bluesfest (click here). Coincidental or not, Mac’s backup band members have recently released or are in the process of debuting their new albums, so today’s articles are dedicated to these fine gents. Peter Sagar’s forthcoming album under the pseudonym Homeshake, In the Shower, […]

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First Impressions: Foxygen’s “…And Star Power”

First Impressions: Foxygen’s “…And Star Power”

Not long ago, The Revue family consisted of three gents – Kevin, Ben, and Rich. Our family has now grown to 8 with the additions of Christina Speziale, Darren Boucher, Michael Jacobe, Wendy Redden, and Stewart Wiseman. With this larger group, we have decided to introduce a new, weekly feature – First Impressions. This feature will have a number of us […]

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Weekend Stream for October 3: Foxygen, Zola Jesus, Ex Hex, Steve Gunn, HOMESHAKE, and The Barr Brothers

Weekend Stream for October 3: Foxygen, Zola Jesus, Ex Hex, Steve Gunn, HOMESHAKE, and The Barr Brothers

Several terrific albums are streaming this weekend, among them: Retro indie rock outfit Foxygen, who have a love-hate relationship with each other, return with the double LP …And Star Power. Canadian audiences can listen to the album at CBC Music while US residents can hear it on NPR. Ethereal singer-songwriter Nika Roza Danilova – better known as Zola Jesus – returns with […]

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Mundo Musique: Stranger Cat

Mundo Musique: Stranger Cat

Cat Martino has been making music for quite some time, and has lent her stunning voice to many other musicians, performing and recording with Sufjan Stevens, The Shins, and Sharon Van Etten among many others.  Recently, she’s teamed up with multi-instrumentalist Sven Britt to create a new project called Stranger Cat.  The result is a strange electronic sound that is […]

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