Category: Albums

Mundo Musique: The Dying Arts

Mundo Musique: The Dying Arts

Earlier this year, The Dying Arts released their self-titled, debut EP – a five-song compilation of old-fashion alternative rock (if you think the ’90s is “old) or as the band likes to say, rock/punk/wimpy indie schlock. Their music is in the mould of Fugazi, Moist, and Against Me!. Like these bands, The Dying Arts can play thrashing tunes with soaring […]

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Weekend Stream for August 8: Sinead O’Connor, Bunji Garlin, Childhood, JJ, & Sarah Jaffe

Weekend Stream for August 8: Sinead O’Connor, Bunji Garlin, Childhood, JJ, & Sarah Jaffe

Your weekly feature of new albums being streamed in advance of their releases. Quite the eclectic mix this week. Sinead O’Connor is back with “I’m Not Bossy, I’m the Boss”. CBC Music and NPR both have it. The UK is fast emerging as an indie rock factory with several bands releasing their debut LPs this year to critical acclaim. The […]

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Mundo Musique: The Terminals releasing Singles EP

Mundo Musique: The Terminals releasing Singles EP

The Terminals to release Singles LP 90’s New Zealand goth rockers The Terminals are releasing a collection of singles called Singles and Sundries in September on Ba Da Bing! Records.  Known for their dark and unique sound, you can listen to “Witchdoctors” below.  The influence and reach of The Terminals includes contributions to bands including Scorched Earth Policy, The Axemen, The […]

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Mundo Musique: Broken Witt Rebels

Mundo Musique: Broken Witt Rebels

UK indie rockers Broken Witt Rebels just released their latest EP, Howlin. It’s an awesome, groovy, and soulful EP. We shared the video for The first track on the EP, “Shake Me Down”, which instantly recalled memories of early Kings of Leon. “Bottom of The Hill” builds on that feel, but slows things down a little bit with a pretty […]

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Mundo Musique: The Wild Reeds – “Blind and Brave”

Mundo Musique: The Wild Reeds – “Blind and Brave”

For Those Who Like: The Great Lake Swimmers, PHOX, Lily & Madeleine This Saturday, The Wild Reeds will be releasing Blind and Brave. Last month, the title track was shared widely, and the gorgeous, dreamy tune has raised expectations of the California indie-folk quintet’s forthcoming album. Let’s be honest – often times when a band releases a single, it’s usually the […]

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Mundo Musique: “Being” the Debut Album by Mozart’s Sister

Mundo Musique: “Being” the Debut Album by Mozart’s Sister

For Those Who Like: Jessie Ware, Grimes, Solange, Dev Hynes aka Blood Orange Two years ago, Vancouver’s Claire Elise Boucher – a.k.a., Grimes – and London’s Jessie Ware became stars. Last year, it was New Zealand’s lla Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor – better known as Lorde – who became the latest musical sensation. The success of these three women has shown […]

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Mundo Musique: Johanna Samuels’ “Double Bind”

Mundo Musique: Johanna Samuels’ “Double Bind”

In May, I wrote about 25 year old singer-songwriter Johanna Samuels from New York, and her single “For You To Do”.  Today, I’m taking a look at her first full-length record Double Bind which was released July 22nd.  I really loved the single, and Double Bind does not disappoint, and fits in quite nicely with some of our favorite albums […]

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Mundo Musique: Emily & The Complexes

Mundo Musique: Emily & The Complexes

On August 19, Ohio based four-piece band Emily & The Complexes will release their EP Dirty Southern Love.  That title instantly reminds me of one of my favorite records, Drive-By Truckers’ The Dirty South. And musically, that comparison holds up.  Emily & The Complexes’ style is similar to the Truckers, the EP was mixed by Drew Vanderberg who has worked […]

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Mundo Musique: Bear In Heaven’s Epic “Time Is Over One Day Old”

Mundo Musique: Bear In Heaven’s Epic “Time Is Over One Day Old”

If Jon Philpot, Jason Nazary, Adam Wills are reading this, hopefully they will not be offended when their band, Bear in Heaven, is being compared to New Order and Pet Shop Boys. While there are similarities in terms of musical styles, the comparisons are more with respect to their innovative and forward-looking approaches, which have successfully merged different musical eras, […]

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Weekend Stream: Bear In Heaven, Naomi Punk, Tony Dekker, Mozart’s Sister, and Christopher Denny

Weekend Stream: Bear In Heaven, Naomi Punk, Tony Dekker, Mozart’s Sister, and Christopher Denny

Our weekly list of music to stream in advance of the album release. Bear In Heaven‘s fourth album, Time is Over One Day Old, is still being streamed on NPR. The album officially drops Tuesday. The sophomore album, Television Man, by Naomi Punk is being streamed at Pitchfork Advance. Tony Dekker, the frontman for The Great Lake Swimmers and who […]

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Mundo Musique: Brazilian band Farol Cego

Mundo Musique: Brazilian band Farol Cego

Brazilian Band Farol Cego (english: Blind Lighthouse) are an indie rock band from Curitiba, Brazil.  Recently, they released an EP, Zênite, (English: Zenith), which is really good.  I wish I was a bit more familiar with the language, but you can really feel the emotion and passion behind the music.  The ambient instrumental “Catatonia” opens up the EP with a […]

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Mundo Musique: The Black Angels Release “Clear Lake Forest”

Mundo Musique: The Black Angels Release “Clear Lake Forest”

When The Black Angels released their debut LP in 2006, they were envisioned by some as forerunners of the psychedelic rock revival, and they cemented that status with 2010’s Phosphene Dream, which heightened their popularity among indie and mainstream music listeners. However, in the past four years, in particular the last two, the landscape has changed significantly with the emergence […]

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Mundo Musique: Gramercy Arms’ “The Seasons of Love”

Mundo Musique: Gramercy Arms’ “The Seasons of Love”

The Seasons of Love could be considered a “labour of love” for Gramercy Arms, the NYC-based collective of revolving musicians and artists, as the album took five years to write and record. The end product, though, is a journey across the musical spectrum of the last 40 years, making the album well worth the wait. Like vinyls of the past, […]

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Mundo Musique: The Raveonettes’ Surprising “Pe’Ahi”

Mundo Musique: The Raveonettes’ Surprising “Pe’Ahi”

For those who like: Phantogram, The Naked and Famous Last week, The Raveonettes surprised fans with the release of Pe’Ahi, the Danish duo of Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Woo’s seventh studio album. It’s surprising in more ways than one. First, the album, while known to be released this year, was suddenly released to the public with little notice. Second, […]

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Weekend Stream (July 25): Jenny Lewis, Shabazz Palaces, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Black Angels, and Bear In Heaven

Weekend Stream (July 25): Jenny Lewis, Shabazz Palaces, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Black Angels, and Bear In Heaven

Here’s your weekly weekend stream for July 25, which includes some of the most highly-anticipated albums of the year. Click on the music provider for the stream. Jenny Lewis returns with her first solo album in six years, Voyager. Stream it on CBC Music and NPR. The innovative and boundary pushing R&B / hip-hop artist, Shabazz Palaces, returns with Lese Majesty. NPR […]

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Mundo Musique Review: Phosphene

Mundo Musique Review: Phosphene

For fans of: Torres, Sharon Van Etten, Laura Veirs, Speck Mountain, The National We wrote about “Metric”, the first track of off Phosphene’s Self-Titled debut which came out Tuesday a couple of weeks ago.  We were pretty excited about the album from hearing “Metric” and “Thief”. We really dug the voice of Rachel Frankel, and the rest of the band, […]

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Mundo Musique: Jenny Lewis “The Voyager”

Mundo Musique: Jenny Lewis “The Voyager”

Ben’s heading down to Newport Folk Festival this weekend, and one of my favorite artists on the lineup is child actress turned Rilo Kiley member turned solo artist Jenny Lewis. I’ve been a fan of Jenny for a long time. Her work with Rilo Kiley was obviously fantastic, and her solo records Rabbit Fur Coat with The Watson Twins and Acid […]

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Mundo Musique: “For Those Who Stay” by PS I Love You

Mundo Musique: “For Those Who Stay” by PS I Love You

For those who like: The Pack A.D., The Men A little over a year ago, Kevin invited me to do a podcast when he was doing The Capital Revue. On my one and only podcast, I profiled Kingston, Ontario’s PS I Love You, the two-piece garage rock band consisting of Paul Saulnier (vocals, guitar) and Ben Nelson (drums). While the […]

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Mundo Musique: White Fence’s “For the Recently Found Innocent”

Mundo Musique: White Fence’s “For the Recently Found Innocent”

For those who like: The Doors, GOASTT, and Ty Segall Earlier this year, there was a surge of artists and bands reviving the psychedelic and rock sounds of the ’60s and ’70s, from the debut albums of Morgan Delt and Axxa/Abraxas to the trippy adventure that Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl took listeners on The Ghost of the Saber Tooth […]

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Mundo Musique: Finland’s LOUDGUNS’ 80’s metal revival

Mundo Musique: Finland’s LOUDGUNS’ 80’s metal revival

Let your hair down and get ready to rock out.  Finnish metal band Loudguns are bringing back that 1980’s metal sound of bands like Judas Priest, Guns N’ Roses, Iron Maiden, and Rainbow.  I gotta say, these guys hit all of the marks when it comes to the sound and makes it feel completely authentic, and not a cheap attempt […]

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