Category: Albums

Mundo Musique: Julie Byrne

Mundo Musique: Julie Byrne

American singer-songwriter Julie Byrne’s music fits in nicely with a lot of the music I’ve been covering this year. Her latest album, Rooms With Walls and Windows was released earlier this year and is reminiscent of other singer-songwriters like Angel Olsen, Torres, Marissa Nadler and early Sharon Van Etten. At the beginning of Rooms With Walls and Windows, we’re greeted […]

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Mundo Musique: Woods and Marta Pacek

Mundo Musique: Woods and Marta Pacek

WOODS For Those Who Like: Grizzly Bear, White Denim, Portugal. The Man (pre-Evil Friends) Ask anyone which bands or musicians they think are among the best of the last ten years, and you’ll probably get answers such as Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The National, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Neko Case, and others. But there are several under-appreciated bands who deserve to […]

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Mundo Musique: King of Prussia

Mundo Musique: King of Prussia

Mundo Musique is our international music section, and King of Prussia’s latest release, the double album Zonian Girls .. And The Echoes That Surround Us All is truly an international affair.  Released on April 8th of this year, Zonian Girls is an album that singer, songwriter, and guitarist Brandon Hanick, put together in two places, Barcelona, Spain and Athens, Georgia.  […]

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Capital Revue: New Swears

Capital Revue: New Swears

Somewhere between The Beach Boys, The Gruesomes, and the far reaches of hell, lay New Swears.

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Mundo Musique: Tony Molina and Jacques Caramac & The Sweet Generation

Mundo Musique: Tony Molina and Jacques Caramac & The Sweet Generation

  TONY MOLINA   For Those Who Like: Ty Segall, Mikal Cronin, Dream Theater On his debut LP, Tony Molina proves that size doesn’t matter. With 12 songs clocking in at 12 minutes – yes, the length of many songs by most jam bands and Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Dissed and Dismissed is a pretty epic album and a […]

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Capital Revue: Fevers launch new video

Capital Revue: Fevers launch new video

Fevers are one of my favourite local bands (I say that a lot, but it’s true everytime). They just launched their new video from their killer debut full-length, No Room For Light. Check out this grainy beauty right here, this is Dance Cry Dance.

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Mundo Musique: Timber Timbre

Mundo Musique: Timber Timbre

For Those Who Like: Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Neil Young and Crazy Horse If Mac DeMarco is considered to be on track to be the next Neil Young, Timber Timbre, the indie quintet from Brooklin, Ontario, is well on its way to being a collective version of another great Canadian legend, Leonard Cohen. Their previous fourth albums were excellent bluesy-folk […]

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Mundo Musique: Screaming Females – Live at The Hideout

Mundo Musique: Screaming Females – Live at The Hideout

If you asked me to list some of my favorite live bands, New Jersey indie punk rockers Screaming Females would be very close to the top of the list. Lead guitarist and singer Marissa Paternoster is one of the most engaging and energetic performers in rock and roll. Paternoster, and combined with bassist King Mike and drummer Jarret Dougherty tear […]

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Mundo Musique: Cloud Nothings and BMBSHL

Mundo Musique: Cloud Nothings and BMBSHL

CLOUD NOTHINGS For Those Who Like: The Men, Titus Andronicus, Paramore On their first LP, Cleveland’s Cloud Nothings produced an album that had a bit of everything – post-punk, indie rock, fuzz rock, psychedelic. On their second album, Here and Nowhere Else, they have produced a record that is fast, hard, and mostly post-punk-rock music. It is an album that […]

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The Capital Revue: Bella Cat

The Capital Revue: Bella Cat

For the most part on The Revue, we’ve focused on rock, pop, indie rock, indie folk, classic rock, and occasionally dipped into hip hop, rap, and hard rock. One genre that we haven’t focused much on is the blues. If there are more artists like Bella Cat, that might change. Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, Bella Cat’s debut EP, Corrupted, which […]

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Mundo Musique: The Rich Hands

Mundo Musique: The Rich Hands

The Rich Hands For fans of: The Strokes, The Hives, Fidlar, Speedy Ortiz, The Ramones The Rich Hands are a three piece indie/garage rock band from San Antonio, Texas who have an album coming out in may called Out Of My Head.  The first single off of the album is “Teenager” which you can listen to below. “Teenager” invokes feelings of […]

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Mundo Musique: Pure X and Ketamines

Mundo Musique: Pure X and Ketamines

PURE X For Those Who Like: Crystal Stilts, Still Corners, Big Star In 2011, Pure-X, the Austin-based trio turned quartet, released an excellent debut LP, Pleasures, which was mellow synth-pop enshroud in reverb. It was dreamy and hypnotic. They followed that up with 2012’s Crawling Up the Stairs, which, to put it mildly, wasn’t quite as good, as the album seemed […]

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Mundo Musique: Mac DeMarco and Kendal Thompson

Mundo Musique: Mac DeMarco and Kendal Thompson

MAC DEMARCO For Those Who Like: Ariel Pink, John Lennon, Neil Young Canada has a long line of great singer-songwriters. Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot, Robbie Robertson, Randy Bachman, Kate McGarrigle and her children Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Feist, and the list goes on and on. Could Vernor Winfield McBriare Smith IV – better knowns as Mac […]

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Mundo Musique: Typhoon

Mundo Musique: Typhoon

Last week, I was lucky enough to catch Portland, Oregon based indie-folk group Typhoon in Philadelphia, PA with Okkervil River and Lady Lamb The Beekeeper. I didn’t know what to expect from Typhoon, I went mostly for Okkervil River and Lady Lamb, but I was absolutely blown away by Typhoon’s set (pun intended). Almost endless energy from 12 musicians on […]

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Mundo Musique: CYMBALS and Ages and Ages

Mundo Musique: CYMBALS and Ages and Ages

CYMBALS For Those Who Like: early ’80s pop (think New Order, Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys), Bear in Heaven, and The Cure If you’re looking for a fun, pop album to celebrate the arrival of spring, look no further than CYMBALS’ The Age of Fracture, the London quartet’s second LP that was released a couple of months ago. Dubbed as […]

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Mundo Musique: Wax Fang

Mundo Musique: Wax Fang

Louisville, KY based rock band Wax Fang have been making some really interesting music over the last few years. The band consists of Scott Carney and Jacob Heustis, They’ve toured with many different bands, including Man Man, My Morning Jacket, and Dr. Dog. In 2010, they released a single entitled “The Astronaut (Part 1)”. Since then they released an EP, […]

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Mundo Musique: Blouse and Suuns

Mundo Musique: Blouse and Suuns

BLOUSE For Those Who Like: Bleeding Rainbow, Beaches, ’80s R.E.M. When your debut album is widely applauded and critics and audiences anxiously await the next record, most young bands would build on their first release and aim to perfect the sound they have introduced. Well, unless you are Portland’s Blouse. In 2011, Blouse’s self-titled debut album was ten tracks of […]

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Photo by Cameron Wittig

Mundo Musique: S. Carey

Bon Iver drummer Sean Carey, who releases albums as S. Carey is releasing his second LP, Range Of Light on April 1st. The Wisconsin based singer released his first solo album in 2010, We All Grow. The son of a singer, music has always surrounded Carey. He went to school and earned a degree in classical percussion. From there, he […]

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Mundo Musique: Ceiling Demons and Electric Litany

Mundo Musique: Ceiling Demons and Electric Litany

I have often stated that we are experiencing a great time for music and one could argue that this is a golden era for it. But to find some truly great music can often take some effort, whether it’s methodically scouring through the many online e-zines and blogs, attending shows in the smallest cafés and bars, searching through the boxes […]

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Mundo Musique: Revisiting Shearwater and Jesca Hoop

Mundo Musique: Revisiting Shearwater and Jesca Hoop

Over the weekend, I happened to catch two of my favorite acts, Jesca Hoop and Shearwater. I wrote about both bands in the past, but those articles were more about their most current releases, an album of covers by Shearwater, and a re-imagined and stripped down version of Jesca Hoop’s fantastic 2009 album Hunting My Dress. Neither of which are the […]

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