Category: Music

Mundo Musique: Shakey Graves, “And The War Came”

Mundo Musique: Shakey Graves, “And The War Came”

There are tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of individuals involved in music. Some are extremely gifted musicians, who are masterful at their craft. Many are fantastic songwriters, who could take even the most mundane chore and make it sound like the most important task to be completed. Others are great performers, who wow audiences with their dance moves, pyrotechnics, […]

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Mundo Musique: Samuel Ford

Mundo Musique: Samuel Ford

We at The Revue have a soft spot for emerging and established indie singer-songwriters. We’ve written about Sharon Van Etten, Timothy Showalter (aka Strand of Oaks), Johanna Samuels, Angel Olsen, Justin Townes Earle, Joe Fletcher, Marta Pacek, Steve Gunn, Jesse Marchant, Chad VanGaalen, Damian Jurado, Brian Lopez, Beau Austin, and countless others. Today, we look at Samuel Ford. Ford has […]

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First Impressions: Minus the Bear’s “Lost Loves”

First Impressions: Minus the Bear’s “Lost Loves”

Last week we introduced our new feature First Impressions and we took a stab at Foxygen’s …And Star Power.  The idea is to  have a few listen to the same album and provide our initial thoughts and reactions. This isn’t an album review per se, but just our musings about what really stood out in an album and some things that maybe fell […]

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Weekend Stream (October 10): Six Albums for the Weekend

Weekend Stream (October 10): Six Albums for the Weekend

Here’s your weekly six-pack of albums that are streaming this weekend, and there are some really great ones on the list. Montreal super-indie band Stars‘ No One is Lost is up on NPR for all to hear. Otherness, which is the second album by Kindness – the project of Adam Bainbridge, features guest appearances by Blood Orange (or Dev Hynes), Robyn, […]

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Mundo Musique: ACL Festival Picks

Mundo Musique: ACL Festival Picks

The Austin City Limits Music Festival is a great annual music festival that is held in Austin, TX. It  doesn’t seem to get as much hype as Coachella or Lollapalooza but every year it showcases up and coming bands aside from the obvious headliners. The festival begins Oct 3-5 and then repeats again Oct 10-12. I am listing the bands […]

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Mundo Musique: Anamanaguchi – “Pop It”

Mundo Musique: Anamanaguchi – “Pop It”

Today is my day of posting fun music, the new Weezer record, and now the awesome single “Pop It” from Anamanaguchi.  I’ve loved Anamanaguchi for quite a long time, I have a soft spot for chiptune music. I grew up playing Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis, and some of my favorite music is from some of those video games. If […]

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Mundo Musique: Weezer’s “Everything Will Be Alright In The End”

Mundo Musique: Weezer’s “Everything Will Be Alright In The End”

I wasn’t originally going to write about Weezer today, but I gave Everything Will Be Alright In The End a chance last night, and I couldn’t help myself.  This is the Weezer I love, carefree yet intelligent and quirky.  Rivers Cuomo channels Rivers Cuomo of 20 years ago, and that leads to a pretty memorable and fun record, especially for […]

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Mundo Musique: Steve Gunn, “Way Out Weather”

Mundo Musique: Steve Gunn, “Way Out Weather”

For nearly a decade, Steve Gunn has been known as one of the best, if not unheralded, guitarists in music. He has worked closely with indie rocker Kurt Vile as a member of his band The Violators and collaborated on several, trance-inducing, instrumental projects, such as the Golden Gunn album that he collaborated with M.C. Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger. Last year, Gunn took […]

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Mundo Musique: Zola Jesus, “Taiga”

Mundo Musique: Zola Jesus, “Taiga”

From her days as a goth queen to an ethereal songstress Nika Roza Danilova – also known as Zola Jesus – has constantly been searching for new sounds and approaches, never satisfied with the last album she’s released regardless of its success. It is fitting, therefore, that she has named her new album Taiga – the Russian word for the […]

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Mundo Musique: Aaron Maine aka Porches slick new single “Prism”

Mundo Musique: Aaron Maine aka Porches slick new single “Prism”

Add New York based Aaron Maine to the list of artist like Jack Tatum from Wild Nothings and Earnest Greene from Washed Out that write slick indie pop music from the comfort of their own bedroom.  Aaron goes by the name Porches and has recently signed with Christ Taylor from Grizzly Bear’ label, Terrible Records.  The first release is a 7” […]

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Mundo Musique: Screaming Females “Wishing Well”

“Wishing Well” is not your typical Screaming Females song.  It’s a power pop track from the punk rock trio from New Jersey.  It’s been described as “family-friendly” and that’s true, it’s poppy, and it’s even got a little 60’s R&B style solo to it, but it does have a bit of a roar and Marissa Paternoster’s unmistakable voice. It’s a […]

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Hidden Gem: Sammy Brue

Hidden Gem: Sammy Brue

Singer-songwriter Sammy Brue may only be 13 years old, but he’s already started making a name for himself in the American folk music scene.  He’s opened for the likes of Hayes Carll and Joe Fletcher, and is on the cover of Justin Townes Earle’s latest record Single Mothers.  That alone shows that he’s already in good company. Inspired by the […]

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Mundo Musique: Homeshake, “In The Shower”

Mundo Musique: Homeshake, “In The Shower”

On Friday, we showed an expedition with Canadian indie musician Mac DeMarco during the 2014 RBC Ottawa Bluesfest (here’s the link). Fittingly, Mac’s backup band members have recently released or are in the process of debuting their new albums, so I’m dedicating today’s articles to Mac’s supporting band and other projects. In a separate feature, I looked at the re-issuing […]

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Review: Kinnie Starr’s “Far from Away”

Review: Kinnie Starr’s “Far from Away”

I fell in love with Kinnie Starr at a gig in Montreal when she was touring for then-new album Sun Again (2003 or so). It’s rare that I get so into a show that I start moving like a maniac (and I cannot dance, folks, I really can’t) and lose myself in it. I bought the record and played the […]

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Mundo Musique: Walter TV, “Appetite”

Mundo Musique: Walter TV, “Appetite”

On Friday, we showed an expedition with Canadian indie musician Mac DeMarco during the 2014 RBC Ottawa Bluesfest (click here). Coincidental or not, Mac’s backup band members have recently released or are in the process of debuting their new albums, so today’s articles are dedicated to these fine gents. Peter Sagar’s forthcoming album under the pseudonym Homeshake, In the Shower, […]

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First Impressions: Foxygen’s “…And Star Power”

First Impressions: Foxygen’s “…And Star Power”

Not long ago, The Revue family consisted of three gents – Kevin, Ben, and Rich. Our family has now grown to 8 with the additions of Christina Speziale, Darren Boucher, Michael Jacobe, Wendy Redden, and Stewart Wiseman. With this larger group, we have decided to introduce a new, weekly feature – First Impressions. This feature will have a number of us […]

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Weekend Stream for October 3: Foxygen, Zola Jesus, Ex Hex, Steve Gunn, HOMESHAKE, and The Barr Brothers

Weekend Stream for October 3: Foxygen, Zola Jesus, Ex Hex, Steve Gunn, HOMESHAKE, and The Barr Brothers

Several terrific albums are streaming this weekend, among them: Retro indie rock outfit Foxygen, who have a love-hate relationship with each other, return with the double LP …And Star Power. Canadian audiences can listen to the album at CBC Music while US residents can hear it on NPR. Ethereal singer-songwriter Nika Roza Danilova – better known as Zola Jesus – returns with […]

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Mundo Musique: Stranger Cat

Mundo Musique: Stranger Cat

Cat Martino has been making music for quite some time, and has lent her stunning voice to many other musicians, performing and recording with Sufjan Stevens, The Shins, and Sharon Van Etten among many others.  Recently, she’s teamed up with multi-instrumentalist Sven Britt to create a new project called Stranger Cat.  The result is a strange electronic sound that is […]

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Mundo Musique: Ex Hex ‘Rips’

Mundo Musique: Ex Hex ‘Rips’

Washington DC’s Mary Timony is synonymous with fun punk rock, having been part of Helium and Wild Flag.  Her newest project, Ex Hex is, not surprisingly, a blast to listen to and their debut Rips does exactly that, it rips! The opening track “Don’t Wanna Lose” is driven by Laura Harris of The Aquarium’s drumming as much as Timony’s power-chord […]

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Mundo Musique: Kat Edmonson, “The Big Picture”

Mundo Musique: Kat Edmonson, “The Big Picture”

Kat Edmonson was born to perform. From a young age, the Brooklyn-via-Houston singer-songwriter devoured her mother’s retro records and films, often seeing herself as a contemporary of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Strangely, her first exposure to a mass audience took place in 2002 as a contestant on Season 2 of American Idol. Although she was abruptly eliminated in the […]

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