Category: Music

Mundo Musique: Stockholm’s Vulkano

Mundo Musique: Stockholm’s Vulkano

For those who like: Savages, The Pack A.D., Nico Two years ago, Stockholm’s Vulkano released its debut album, Live Wild Die Free, to critical acclaim in Europe. Their album, however, was not shared overseas until three weeks ago, where audiences in North America can now enjoy this fantastic duo. Comprised of Cissi Efraimsson (standing drums and vocals) and Lisa Pyk […]

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Weekend Stream (July 18): Alvvays, White Fence, PS I Love You, Devin Cuddy Band, and Joyce Manor

Weekend Stream (July 18): Alvvays, White Fence, PS I Love You, Devin Cuddy Band, and Joyce Manor

Here’s your weekly weekend stream of new music that is streaming on various sites. We have a great five-some today, full of Canadian content. Alvvays, the Toronto-based band, have released their long-away self-titled debut album. You can stream it on CBC Music and NPR. White Fence, the project of Tim Presley, sees the long-time indie guitarist revive the psychedelic rock […]

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Mundo Musique Hidden Gem: Sumeau

Mundo Musique Hidden Gem: Sumeau

It’s always difficult for a band to get noticed. One of the best ways to get your music heard is on Soundcloud, which is where I discovered Sumeau – the indie, dream-pop band from Los Angeles. The main members are Chris Sousa and Kat Primeau, but in recording their first album – a 7″ inch single with “Next Day” and […]

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New Single: The Wild Reeds’ “Blind and Brave”

New Single: The Wild Reeds’ “Blind and Brave”

In advance of the release of Blind and Brave, California band The Wild Reeds have released the titled track from their third album. Comprising of Kinsey Lee (vocals/banjo), Sharon Silva (vocals/guitar), Mackenzie Howe (vocals/guitar/banjo), Nick Jones (drummer), and Nick Phakpiseth (bass), this young band is about to take the indie world by storm. Their lead single is absolutely gorgeous, filled […]

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Capital Revue: The Hilotrons’ “My Number”

Capital Revue: The Hilotrons’ “My Number”

We’re rewinding back a bit and showing a great video that The Hilotrons released back in December.  The song and video for “My Number” are clever and great takes about today’s society, where the sense of self-identity resides in how one conforms to the mainstream. Enjoy the song and video by this underrated local band.  

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Mundo Musique: Baltimore’s New God share “Summer Girl”

Mundo Musique: Baltimore’s New God share “Summer Girl”

Baltimore art-pop duo New God will release their second record, Firework on July 29.  The band, consisting of brothers Kenny and Kurt Thompkins released a video for “Summer Girl”, which will be on Firework.  It’s a really cool song,  with a catchy hook and harmonies. You’ll dig it if you like bands like Panda Bear or Painted Palms. http://www.new-god.com/ https://www.facebook.com/newgodband

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Mundo Musique: Trampled By Turtles release “Wild Animals”

Mundo Musique: Trampled By Turtles release “Wild Animals”

This week, Minnesota based bluegrass and folk band Trampled By Turtles released their seventh record, Wild Animals. Trampled By Turtles have been around for about eleven years, and over that time they’ve become one of the more popular artists in a genre that keeps gaining more and more popularity lately.  A lot of that is thanks to the festival circuit, […]

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Review: The Creeps’ Eulogies

Review: The Creeps’ Eulogies

Never a band to create love songs or to get too happy, The Creeps have delivered a new LP with a strong title: Eulogies. (Now available for pre-order, ironically, through It’s Alive Records.) The songs range from Buzzcocks-styled power pop to Ramones-styled rawk. This is classic-sounding 70s punk rock, with three chords and a lot of heft. Lyrically, though, The […]

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Hidden Gem: The Districts

Hidden Gem: The Districts

I’m not writing about The Districts because they played two fantastic shows at the Ottawa Bluesfest or that we had a fun interview (o.k., maybe those played minor roles), but rather this is an opportunity to revisit some great music produced by a young, emerging band over the past year. Established in 2009 when they were in their mid-teens, Rob […]

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Mundo Musique: UK Producer Ian Halsall

Mundo Musique: UK Producer Ian Halsall

With Bluesfest behind us, it’s time to get back to our regularly scheduled programming. And to change things up, I’ve decided to feature a gentleman who has been involved with the music industry for  some time, but after a bit of break is again making waves. You may not recognize the name Ian Halsall, but back in the ’90s he […]

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Sloan Releases New Single, “Keep Swinging (Downtown)”

Sloan Releases New Single, “Keep Swinging (Downtown)”

One of our (well the Canadian contingent’s) favourite bands, Sloan, announced yesterday they will release a double LP called, Commonwealth, on September 9. The title, well, is very Canadiana, but its meaning is much deeper – each band member was given one side of an album to feature their “solo” work. Each album side was named after a card suit […]

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New Singles: “Dizzy” and “2014” by bentcousin

New Singles: “Dizzy” and “2014” by bentcousin

Twins Amelia and Patrick Murphy co-front the whirling indie rock band bentcousin. On July 1, they released the 7″ single “Dizzy”, a whirling pop tune that will take you back to the UK in the ’70s. In a similar vein but in a more of a Velvet Underground style is the brooding number, “2014”, which is on the flip side. […]

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Mundo Musique: The Electro-Disco of LA’s MOTORFIGHTR

Mundo Musique: The Electro-Disco of LA’s MOTORFIGHTR

When I saw the words MOTORFIGHTR in my inbox, my immediate reaction was that, with such a name, the band must be a hardcore, heavy metal band . When listening to it the first time, my reaction was, “This is really good.” Upon second listen, “This is awesome.” On third listen, I didn’t utter a single word but instead danced […]

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Mundo Musique: Luluc

Mundo Musique: Luluc

For those who like: Tiny Ruins, Gregory Alan Isakov, Mutual Benefit, Phosphorescent Luluc, the indie-folk duo of Zoe Randell and Steve Hassett from Melbourne, Australia will release their second album, Passerby tomorrow on SubPop.  Their debut, Dear Hamlyn, was a beautiful indie folk record, and Passerby builds on it, thanks to help from Aaron Dessner of The National, who co-produced […]

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Weekend Stream for July 11: Morrissey, Trampled by Turtles, Honeyblood, and Luluc

Weekend Stream for July 11: Morrissey, Trampled by Turtles, Honeyblood, and Luluc

Here’s your weekly stream for the weekend of July 11. It kicks off with the return of a rock icon. Morrissey is back with his long-awaited album, World Peace is None of Your Business. For American audiences, you can stream it on NPR. In the UK, you can listen to it at NME. Unfortunately, there is no available Canadian stream […]

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Mundo Musique: Birdie Busch and the Greatest Night

Mundo Musique: Birdie Busch and the Greatest Night

Ben and crew are out at Ottawa Bluesfest, and I’ve been here, in New York most of the week posting a bit more than usual, and I wanted to take an opportunity to write about an artist I really like, and wrote about in the past, but didn’t really do justice, Birdie Busch.  I wrote about her last year, but […]

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Mundo Musique: Oakland’s Phosphene share “Metric” off their upcoming LP

Mundo Musique: Oakland’s Phosphene share “Metric” off their upcoming LP

Oakland, California band, Phosphene, are releasing a new self-titled album on July 26, and you can help them out via their indiegogo campaign.  “Metric” is a really cool indie rock track with female vocals and just a really cool vibe to it.  Their LP was recorded at Tiny Telephone in San Francisco with producer Kelley Coyne who worked with one […]

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Mundo Musique: Hydrothermal Vents

Mundo Musique: Hydrothermal Vents

I first saw Montreal’s The Hydrothermal Vents last September at the Black Sheep Inn, where they stepped in for The Pack A.D., who couldn’t make it to the gig due to van troubles. They only had a handful of songs at the time, as they were still writing new music for their first long player. Their show was fun and […]

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Mundo Musique: Old Crow Medicine Show release “Remedy”

Mundo Musique: Old Crow Medicine Show release “Remedy”

One of the most popular bluegrass acts in the world, Old Crow Medicine Show have been releasing fine music for a little over a decade and a half.  Their brand of old styled folk songs has captivated audiences around the world, playing many festivals including Newport Folk and Bonnaroo. Their latest record, Remedy, was released last week, and it’s a […]

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Mundo Musique: New Track from King Tuff & Album Announcement

Mundo Musique: New Track from King Tuff & Album Announcement

King Tuff, a personal favourite of ours, announced today that he and his band will be releasing this fall a new album, titled, Black Moon Spell.  To celebrate, the indie rocker released the first single, “Eyes of the Muse”, which you can see below. Black Moon Spell drops on September 23 on Sub Pop. You can pre-order it here.

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