Category: Music

Weekend Stream (June 27): Old Crow Medicine Show, Brian Eno & Karl Hyde, Matthewdavid, and PS I Love You

Weekend Stream (June 27): Old Crow Medicine Show, Brian Eno & Karl Hyde, Matthewdavid, and PS I Love You

Here’s your weekly feature of new albums being streamed before their official release dates. There are, however, only a handful of albums that will be released next week, likely due to the various holidays in Canada (July 1) and the United States (July 4). That said, there is still some great music to listen to. Old Crow Medicine Show return […]

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Mundo Musique: She Keeps Bees share “Is What It Is”

Mundo Musique: She Keeps Bees share “Is What It Is”

Brooklyn duo She Keeps Bees will be releasing their fourth album, Eight Houses, in September, but on Tuesday they shared their first single, “Is What It Is”. It’s a bit of a dreamy and minimalistic track featuring mostly just singer Jessica Larrabee’s voice over Andy LaPlant’s drums with some light organ and harmonies from guest Sharon Van Etten. Listen to […]

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New Singles from Woods

New Singles from Woods

In April, we ooh’ed and aah’ed at Woods’ latest album, With Light and With Love. The Brooklyn band is now back with a new b-side track, “Tomorrow’s Only Yesterday”, which is scintillating indie rock with a touch of psychedelia. The b-side will be released as part of a companion single, “Tambourine Light”, to their latest album. Both tracks are both. […]

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New Music Alert: PS I Love You

New Music Alert: PS I Love You

Before The Revue, Kevin did the “Capital Revue” series for The Ottawa Citizen. He invited me to a quick podcast, which I featured PS I Love You, the underrated garage-rock duo from Kingston, Ontario. Yesterday, they released a new single, “Friends Forever”, which is more hook laden and a catchy tune. In some ways, it resembles Vancouver’s The Pack A.D.’s […]

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New Single: Ruthie Foster, “Singing the Blues”

New Single: Ruthie Foster, “Singing the Blues”

Just last week, I reminisced about seeing Ruthie Foster in 2007, and I wondered outloud when she would release a new album or single. Well, lo and behold, on Tuesday, she released this groovy blues tune, “Singing the Blues”. Still no word when there will be a new album, but this cool track will get fans’, including my, hopes up. […]

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Mundo Musique: Circulatory System Return with “Mosaics within Mosaics”

Mundo Musique: Circulatory System Return with “Mosaics within Mosaics”

For Fans of: Olivia Tremor Control, The Apples In Stereo, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Beatles Athens, Georgia’s Circulatory System came to be after Elephant Six co-founder Will Cullen Hart’s previous band, The Olivia Tremor Control, went on hiatus in 2000. On Tuesday, June 24, Circulatory System released their latest album, Mosaics within Mosaics. The album is almost an all-star lineup […]

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Mundo Musique: The Graceful Self-Titled Debut of Phox

Mundo Musique: The Graceful Self-Titled Debut of Phox

Phox, the multi-instrumental band of six friends from Baraboo, Wisconsin, have established a fine niche for themselves with their unique take on indie music. It’s difficult to characterize the band as they’re a bit of many things – folk, pop, alt-country, Americana, New Orleans jazz, brooding bluesy folk. On their self-titled debut album, the collective have captured the essence of […]

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Mundo Musique: A Sunny Day in Glasgow’s Dreamy Album, “Sea When Absent”

Mundo Musique: A Sunny Day in Glasgow’s Dreamy Album, “Sea When Absent”

Just out yesterday, the multi-city band A Sunny Day in Glasgow have released quite possibly the album for the summer with Sea When Absent. While it is difficult to pin down exactly the sound or genre of ASDIG, Sea When Absent is reminiscent of Broken Social Scene’s last couple of albums, most notably Foregiveness Rock Record, and the synth-pop-rock of New Zealand’s […]

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RBC Bluesfest Revue: Silver Creek

RBC Bluesfest Revue: Silver Creek

Silver Creek are a pretty phenomenal roots band from Ottawa. They’ve been playing for years, touring around Canada and playing to happy hometown audiences on a regular basis. Some bands seem to pick a style and try to mimic or present their take on the genre…Silver Creek have just naturally gravitated to this mix of blues, roots, folk, etc. It […]

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Mundo Musique: Mexico City’s Coast

Mundo Musique: Mexico City’s Coast

Wherever you turn your head, click on a website, scour SoundCloud, or search on Twitter, you’ll probably find some cool music playing in a part of the world that you probably never expected. In recent articles, we’ve featured a Macau-based, indie-rock band consisting of three Brazilians (Turtle Giant), a shoegaze-rock band from Peru (Puna), a garage-rock band from Tokyo (the moools), […]

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Mundo Musique: Sophie Jamieson

Mundo Musique: Sophie Jamieson

Sophie Jamieson For those who like: Daughter, Polica, TORRES Singer-songwriter Sophie Jamieson has been working out of London, England and has grown notorious for her engaging live shows.  She recently released a double-single, Stain/Other, in May.  Both songs are gorgeous and melancholy feeling, just the way I like it.  The sound is very reminiscent of fellow Londoners Daughter, but it’s […]

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Mundo Musique: Tiny Ruins

Mundo Musique: Tiny Ruins

For Those Who Like: First Aid Kit, Ben Sollee, Sharon Van Etten Keeping the theme of our international posts for the World Cup, today I’m going to introduce you all to New Zealand’s Tiny Ruins.  Even though sadly New Zealand’s national team, the All Whites, aren’t part of this year’s World Cup tournament.  Based out of New Zealand, Tiny Ruins […]

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Blakdenim release new EP ‘Vanguard(en)’

Blakdenim release new EP ‘Vanguard(en)’

Ottawa’s BlakDenim have released Vanguard(en), a great six-track EP featuring their great blend of hip-hop, funk, and rock music.  As Phil pointed out in the RBC Bluesfest Revue post for BlakDenim, they have some really sharp lyrics and a really awesome sound featuring a whole range of instruments including trumpets and tubas. The EP is available on iTunes, streaming on Spotify, […]

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Mundo Musique: Strand of Oaks’ Resounding “Heal”

Mundo Musique: Strand of Oaks’ Resounding “Heal”

Even with the advanced press about Timothy Showalter’s  – a.k.a. Strand of Oaks – fourth full-length album, Heal, that listed J. Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. as a guest musician and images posted on Facebook that showed Showalter rocking hard, it was still a surprise, and a pleasant one, to hear an album inspired by 70s, 80s, and 90s rock. On his […]

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Mundo Musique: moools, Japanese Garage Rock

Mundo Musique: moools, Japanese Garage Rock

One of the great things about going to a festival or a concert early is that you never know who you will discover. Back in 2010 when Wolf Parade was in the midst of their final tour, the Montreal-based band stopped to play a hometown show to a soldout crowd. Opening for them was a band called moools, who were […]

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Mundo Musique: Puna

Mundo Musique: Puna

Since it’s World Cup time, Ben and I want to feature more bands from outside North America, and today I’m featuring the dreamy and hypnotic Puna from Lima, Peru.  Their instrumental shoegaze is ambient, experimental, and truly captivating. And since it’s mostly instrumental, you won’t miss out on anything because of a language difference. They released a single in 2013 […]

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Weekend Stream (June 20): Strand of Oaks, Phox, Phish, and Donovan Blanc

Weekend Stream (June 20): Strand of Oaks, Phox, Phish, and Donovan Blanc

Your weekly weekend stream for June 20th to 22nd includes some great new albums from emerging acts and arguably the most influential jam band of the past 20 years. Strand of Oaks will release Heal on Tuesday. Check it out on NPR and CBC Music. One of the buzziest buzz bands right now is Phox, whose folk-pop is captivating. NPR […]

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Mundo Musique Hidden Gem: Stefan Obermaier’s “Beethoven Reloaded”

Mundo Musique Hidden Gem: Stefan Obermaier’s “Beethoven Reloaded”

Stefan Obermaier is a celebrated DJ in his hometown of Vienna and across Austria and the region. For over decade, he has been playing at some of the leading clubs in Europe, spinning popular tracks and putting his own touches on remixes. Obermaier, however, has not limited himself to just top-40, house, and electronica, but he’s also remixed the compositions […]

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Mundo Musique: The Toothe

Mundo Musique: The Toothe

Self-described as Apocalyptic Americana music, Asheville, NC folk band, The Toothe, released a strange but great 25-minute EP, Talons, on June 10.  Great because this EP is made up of six really interesting folk songs, ranging from folky sing-alongs to slow ballads. Strange because lyrically, there’s stuff like “now you’re passing through me like a kidney stone” in the song […]

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Mundo Musique: Moonetz, Electronic Pop from Colombia

Mundo Musique: Moonetz, Electronic Pop from Colombia

In the ’80s, there were numerous bands who could be characterized as synth-pop bands, such as New Order, Pet Shop Boys, and even Depeche Mode had several tracks that dabbled in this genre. In the ’90s, synth-pop gave way to the rising electronica movement, which gave way to house and club music, which gave way to today’s electronic dance music […]

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