Category: Music

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 Hidden Gem: Janet Noguera  – Aventuras Misteriosas

Mundo Musique Hidden Gem: Janet Noguera – Aventuras Misteriosas

Californian guitarist Janet Noguera is one of those incredibly talented, yet undiscovered composers and guitar players. Her style of percussive guitar playing is reminiscent of artists like Kaki King and Andy McKee, whom Noguera cites as influences.  In January of this year, she was invited to open for Andy McKee in San Francisco, which was a dream gig for Noguera, […]

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49 Above: Saskatoon’s Phalec Baldwin Head into the Garage

49 Above: Saskatoon’s Phalec Baldwin Head into the Garage

Welcome to the first post in our new 49 Above blog, where we spend some time checking out cool acts from across Canada (above the 49th parallel, get it?). Our first stop is one of my favourite cities on Planet Earth: Saskatoon. I first wandered through there while backpacking a million years ago, and fell in love with the scenery […]

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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: Cole Washburn

Mundo Musique: Cole Washburn

For Those Who Like:Ryan Adams, Whiskeytown, Justin Townes Earle, The Civil Wars Just yesterday, Tennessee’s Cole Washburn was nominated for three Independent Music and Entertainment Association (IMEA) Awards, including Americana Artist of the Year. This is the second annual IMEA Awards, which recognizes some of the best independent and rising artists in the US and allows fans to vote. With […]

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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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New Video from Broken Witt Rebels, “Shake Me Down”

New Video from Broken Witt Rebels, “Shake Me Down”

The UK’s Broken Witt Rebels – a southern rock-inspired quartet – released a new video for “Shake Me Down”. The video is quite amusing and reflects how many of us feel after losing at bingo. The track is from the Broken Witt Rebels’ latest EP, Howlin’, which can be purchased on iTunes & Amazon. If you’re a fan of Kings […]

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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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New Single: Chuck D with Mavis Staples “Give We the Pride”

New Single: Chuck D with Mavis Staples “Give We the Pride”

On Friday, one of the leading members of Public Enemy, Chuck D, released a new single that has surprisingly gone under the radar, including ours. But better late than never. “Give We the Pride” features the great Mavis Staples providing lead vocals with ChuckD providing the beats and the rap lyrics. It’s a great tune that has an old-fashion R&B feel coupled […]

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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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Mundo Musique Hidden Gem: Mt. Royal

Mundo Musique Hidden Gem: Mt. Royal

For Those Who Like: Celebration, Beach House, Porcelain Raft, Heavenly Beat In two weeks, Baltimore’s Celebration will be releasing their long awaited new album. To prepare for that launch, I’m reflecting back on a terrific EP that was released earlier this year by another Baltimore band and that has links to Celebration. Mt. Royal is a five-piece indie indie band […]

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New Single: First Single, “Cash is Money” by HOMESHAKE

New Single: First Single, “Cash is Money” by HOMESHAKE

Peter Sagar, who is best known for his work as a member of Mac DeMarco’s backing band, will release a new album on Sinderlyn in October called In the Shower. Under the pseudonym HOMESHAKE, he released the first single from the album, “Cash is Money”, late last week, and it has that breezy, quirky indie feel a la Mac DeMarco. […]

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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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New Single & Video: Bear Mountain Covers “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”

New Single & Video: Bear Mountain Covers “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”

Bear Mountain, the electronic-pop foursome out of Vancouver, officially released yesterday their cover and video of Tears for Fears’ classic, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” (they played this on their tour last year). The melodies stay true to the ’80s hit, but they add their own personal touches by adding more synth, electronic beats, and a more noticeable guitar […]

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Mundo Musique Throwback Thursday: The Who – Quadrophenia Live in London

Mundo Musique Throwback Thursday: The Who – Quadrophenia Live in London

Today I’m going to take a look at the Blu-Ray version of a concert I was lucky enough to see five times in person, The Who’s 2013 Quadrophenia tour.  Quadrophenia is one of the all-time greatest records, and my personal favorite.  It’s an important coming of age story that The Who revived for their 2013 tour and really added to the experience […]

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Mundo Musique Hidden Gem: The M’s “Big Baby Bottoms”

Mundo Musique Hidden Gem: The M’s “Big Baby Bottoms”

When I wrote about my favorite video game soundtracks, I wrote a little bit about Chicago indie band The M’s.  Citing bands like T.Rex as major influences, they really created a great psychedelic indie rock sound.  Sadly, they’ve been mostly inactive since 2009, but their short run produced some great music. Today’s hidden gem is a song off of their […]

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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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