Category: Music

Mundo Musique: Grammar

Mundo Musique: Grammar

24 Year old Barrie Lindsay of Boston is also known as Grammar.  This week, she’s sharing “New World” which will be on her upcoming five track Grammar EP which will be released next month. It’s a beautiful electronic-driven track with gorgeous, lush harmonies and a real laid-back and dreamy vibe, despite the lyrics “I’m getting reckless”.  Take a listen below! […]

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Mundo Musique: J Mascis, “Tied to a Star”

Mundo Musique: J Mascis, “Tied to a Star”

It’s easy to forget how great of a songwriter J Mascis is. Due to his association with the distortion, punk-infused, grunge rock of Dinosaur Jr., which he founded in 1984 with Lou Barlow and Murph, Mascis is acknowledged as being one of the leading contributors to the rise of alternative rock and grunge and for his superb guitar skills. Not […]

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Mundo Musique: New Singles from Rachel Thomasin and Chris Ayler

Mundo Musique: New Singles from Rachel Thomasin and Chris Ayler

As today is the one-year anniversary of Mundo Musique, I thought I would take the time to check in with a couple of young artists that were focused in this space. Both have new singles out that are worth checking out.   Rachel Thomasin, “Amber Light” and “Métamorphe” I first wrote about Boston’s Rachel Thomasin in February of this year, […]

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Mundo Musique: Misun’s Dreamy New Single, “Goodbye Summer”

Mundo Musique: Misun’s Dreamy New Single, “Goodbye Summer”

As we celebrate our one-year anniversary, we’ll be revisiting some of the bands and artists that we have profiled in this space. One such band is Baltimore’s Misun, who has been highly underappreciated and overlooked for way too long. Until recently – really the last 3 or 4 months – music blogs have ignored Misun, but their recent mini-tour to […]

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49 Above: Hamilton’s Terra Lightfoot, where have you been all our lives?

49 Above: Hamilton’s Terra Lightfoot, where have you been all our lives?

This is our second stop in Hamilton (check out yesterday’s article here). Terra Lightfoot is a roots/folk singer songwriter who stands above the seemingly infinite number of folks working in the genre. She can do that whispery folky thing beautifully, but in a second her voice can dive into deep loud bombastic blues. It’s rare to see an artist work their voice […]

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Weekend Stream (August 29): Blonde Redhead, Interpol, Wooden Sky, and Zammuto

Weekend Stream (August 29): Blonde Redhead, Interpol, Wooden Sky, and Zammuto

A bit more manageable weekend to stream some new music. Here are some of our picks. Blonde Redhead, the legendary New York City indie band, will release their ninth LP, Barragán. Stream it on NPR (US only) and The Guardian (UK only). Unfortunately, there isn’t a Canadian stream available at this moment. Another NYC-based band, Interpol, are streaming El Pintor for a good […]

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Mundo Musique: Floating Action’s ‘Body Questions’

Mundo Musique: Floating Action’s ‘Body Questions’

A couple of years back, North Carolina band Floating Action caught my attention, mostly because of overwhelming praise from My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James.  Upon listening to 2012’s Fake Blood for the first time, I knew that praise was completely justified.  They have a sound like a futuristic Dr. Dog, or maybe a barebones My Morning Jacket, it’s wholly […]

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49 Above: Hamilton’s The Emsee – Powerful Hip Hop

49 Above: Hamilton’s The Emsee – Powerful Hip Hop

Hamilton suffers from kid-sibling syndrome in many ways. While most cities across Canada don’t get the attention of Toronto or Montreal, the fact is that there’s some pretty amazing stuff out there that doesn’t always get a lot of attention. Hamilton (with half a million residents, and some pretty amazing sites and sounds) isn’t the first place an international publication […]

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Hidden Gem: Mind Movies

Hidden Gem: Mind Movies

Mind Movies is the project of Raoni Santos.  You may remember Mind Movies from the Ummagma Lama remixes LP, and from our feature on Tuesday, featuring his remix of “Light Scheme” on Sounds of Sputnik’s latest album, which I called “absolutely fantastic”.  One thing that makes Santos’ remixes stand out from the crowd is the amount of sounds he adds […]

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Mundo Musique: The New Pornographers’ Brill Bruisers

Mundo Musique: The New Pornographers’ Brill Bruisers

The New Pornographers, one of this generations most successful supergroups, return to form with their 6th album Brill Bruisers.  Unlike most supergroups, The New Pornographers have evolved slightly more organically.  Originally a project for Carl Newman the group kept expanding and adding additional musicians from the ever expanding Vancouver indie music scene.  Their works often felt like a place for […]

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Mundo Musique: The Reinvention of Sarah Jaffe

Mundo Musique: The Reinvention of Sarah Jaffe

For Those Who Like: Zola Jesus, St. Vincent, Imogen Heap In 2008, Texas native Sarah Jaffe released Even Born Again, an EP of heartbreaking, acoustic indie-folk that caught the attention of several publications, including Rolling Stone. She followed that up with her first full-length album, the well-received Suburban Nature in 2010. The album included “Clementine” and “Summer Begs’”, two singles […]

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Mundo Musique: Beau Austin, a Folk Singer for the “Common People”

Mundo Musique: Beau Austin, a Folk Singer for the “Common People”

With a musical style like Eddie Vedder’s solo material, a groveling approach like Dylan, and songs about the everyday struggles by ordinary people that would make Tom Morello proud, Cincinnati/LA singer-songwriter Beau Austin can be considered a folk singer for the “common people” – the men and women who toil everyday in occupations that get little recognition but are the bedrock […]

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Mundo Musique: Killers Walk Among Us

Mundo Musique: Killers Walk Among Us

Gothenburg Sweden’s post-rockers Killers Walk Among Us’ debut self-titled LP is officially released today in the US and UK.  It’s a really impressive record, it’s an indie rock record, but it does have some prog tendencies, and features singer Stefan Holmberg’s very unique voice.  The single, which you can stream below, “Bonjour Tristesse” is an epic build, concluding with a […]

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Mundo Musique: Sounds of Sputnik

It’s no secret that we’re big fans of the Canadian-Ukrainian shoegaze duo Ummagma, so we were quite intrigued and excited to hear they were involved in the debut LP, New Born from Russian based Roma Kalitkin, known as Sounds of Sputnik.  The first track, “New Born” is a stunner, it sounds so full, with some incredible vocals from Shauna McLarnon […]

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Mundo Musique: Ty Segall’s Brilliant “Manipulator”

Mundo Musique: Ty Segall’s Brilliant “Manipulator”

From releasing at last count 18 solo albums, the countless other albums he’s released with Mikal Cronin and as a member of bands like Fuzz, Epsilons, Party Fowls, The Traditional Fools, The Perverts, and Sic Alps, and producing albums, such as White Fence’s excellent For the Recently Found Guilty, Ty Segall‘s influence and imprint are everywhere. With a resume this […]

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Mundo Musique: Beach Day, “Native Echoes”

Mundo Musique: Beach Day, “Native Echoes”

For Those Who Like: Best Coast, The Balconies, The Dum Dum Girls, The History of Apple Pie Inspired by ’60s girl-pop and influenced by the surf-pop of Best Coast and the indie jangle-pop of The Dum Dum Girls in their early years, Beach Day’s sophomore album, Native Echoes, is a fun album to end the summer. For that matter, it might the album […]

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49 Above: More Moose Jaw Experimental Music with Frank Willis

49 Above: More Moose Jaw Experimental Music with Frank Willis

Our second stop in the lovely small town of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan (our first stop was yesterday). Frank Willis is an enigmatic artist and he produces some very out-there experimental material. When I found him online, I first heard his 2012 album Thee Last Supper which was a collection of Jim Jones speeches overlaid with his own ambient-metal madness. A […]

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Mundo Musique Hidden Gem: Ola Podrida

Mundo Musique Hidden Gem: Ola Podrida

David Wingo produces beautiful sweeping folk music under the moniker Ola Podrida. Like a lot of modern singer song writers, Ola Podrida was originally a bedroom project started in 2005 in Texas. Wingo’s music career up to this point had included him scoring a handful of movies for his friend David Gordon Green. After recording tracks that would later become […]

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Weekend Stream for August 22: J Mascis, Ty Segall, The New Pornographers, The Wytches, Shovels & Rope, and Merchandise

Weekend Stream for August 22: J Mascis, Ty Segall, The New Pornographers, The Wytches, Shovels & Rope, and Merchandise

A more manageable number of albums this week. Most NPR, Pitchfork Advance, and NY Times Press Play streams are available to most listeners in the US, Canada, the UK, and abroad. CBC Music and Exclaim.ca is available to Canadian listeners. NME and The Guardian are for UK listeners. J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. fame will release Tied to a Star […]

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Music Video: Phosphene – “Lovers”

Music Video: Phosphene – “Lovers”

We really dug Phosphene’s self-titled debut. This week they shared their video for “Lovers”, which features a karaoke contest, guitar hero and fun silliness, directed and edited by drummer Matt Hemmerich. Watch it below! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mR0-setWJhs

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