Category: Music

Mundo Musique: Saintseneca

Mundo Musique: Saintseneca

For fans of: Dr. Dog, Neutral Milk Hotel, Lord Huron, Decemberists, Typhoon Indie-folk band Saintseneca is the project of Columbus, Ohio singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Zac Little along with Maryn Jones, Steve Ciolek and Jon Maedor. For the most part, Little’s voice reminds me of Dr. Dog’s Scott McMicken but at times he reminds me of Jeff Mangum.  Saintseneca bring a […]

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Mundo Musique: The Both (Aimee Mann and Ted Leo)

Mundo Musique: The Both (Aimee Mann and Ted Leo)

When I first heard Aimee Mann and Ted Leo were working on an album together, “intrigued” would be an understatement. I instantly recalled the few Ted Leo and the Pharmacists shows I’ve attended, which were all awesome punk rock experiences, and if you’ve been keeping score, it should be no surprise that I enjoy Aimee Mann’s music. That said, I […]

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Mundo Musique: DOE EYE’s Debut LP, Television

Mundo Musique: DOE EYE’s Debut LP, Television

For Those Who Like: P.J. Harvey, St. Vincent When we last heard from DOE EYE, the project of San Francisco’s Maryam Qudus, she had a released a stunning 6-song EP, Hotel Fire, a gritty indie rock album that recalled P.J. Harvey and the atmospheric sounds of Daughter. Deep bass grooves, stammering keys, and Qudus’ soaring vocals combined to create a […]

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Mundo Musique: Julie Byrne

Mundo Musique: Julie Byrne

American singer-songwriter Julie Byrne’s music fits in nicely with a lot of the music I’ve been covering this year. Her latest album, Rooms With Walls and Windows was released earlier this year and is reminiscent of other singer-songwriters like Angel Olsen, Torres, Marissa Nadler and early Sharon Van Etten. At the beginning of Rooms With Walls and Windows, we’re greeted […]

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Mundo Musique: Woods and Marta Pacek

Mundo Musique: Woods and Marta Pacek

WOODS For Those Who Like: Grizzly Bear, White Denim, Portugal. The Man (pre-Evil Friends) Ask anyone which bands or musicians they think are among the best of the last ten years, and you’ll probably get answers such as Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The National, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Neko Case, and others. But there are several under-appreciated bands who deserve to […]

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Interview with David J (Part 2, audio)

Interview with David J (Part 2, audio)

And welcome to part 2 of my conversation with David J (formerly of Bauhaus, and Love and Rockets). In this part, we talk a lot about his work in theatre, and then switch gears to talk about his brand new album, An Eclipse of Ships. We Skype’d a few months ago when they were just finishing up production, artwork, etc. […]

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Mundo Musique: King of Prussia

Mundo Musique: King of Prussia

Mundo Musique is our international music section, and King of Prussia’s latest release, the double album Zonian Girls .. And The Echoes That Surround Us All is truly an international affair.  Released on April 8th of this year, Zonian Girls is an album that singer, songwriter, and guitarist Brandon Hanick, put together in two places, Barcelona, Spain and Athens, Georgia.  […]

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Capital Revue: New Swears

Capital Revue: New Swears

Somewhere between The Beach Boys, The Gruesomes, and the far reaches of hell, lay New Swears.

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Interview with David J (Part 1, audio)

Interview with David J (Part 1, audio)

I was a little young for the first run of Bauhaus, but was prime age for Love and Rockets in the late 80s and early 90s (I don’t know what colour your eyes are, baby, but your hair is long and brown), and immediately recognized that these guys were my kind of people. The music from both those bands was […]

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Mundo Musique: Tony Molina and Jacques Caramac & The Sweet Generation

Mundo Musique: Tony Molina and Jacques Caramac & The Sweet Generation

  TONY MOLINA   For Those Who Like: Ty Segall, Mikal Cronin, Dream Theater On his debut LP, Tony Molina proves that size doesn’t matter. With 12 songs clocking in at 12 minutes – yes, the length of many songs by most jam bands and Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Dissed and Dismissed is a pretty epic album and a […]

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Capital Revue: Fevers launch new video

Capital Revue: Fevers launch new video

Fevers are one of my favourite local bands (I say that a lot, but it’s true everytime). They just launched their new video from their killer debut full-length, No Room For Light. Check out this grainy beauty right here, this is Dance Cry Dance.

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Mundo Musique: Mistaken For Strangers

Mundo Musique: Mistaken For Strangers

Today I feel like shaking things up a bit, and reviewing Mistaken for Strangers, a movie about The National that was officially released on March 28.  Maybe that is misleading, saying it’s about The National, they’re in the movie, but they’re not really the main focus of it.  It focuses on Tom Berninger, the brother of National frontman Matt Berninger, […]

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Mundo Musique: Timber Timbre

Mundo Musique: Timber Timbre

For Those Who Like: Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Neil Young and Crazy Horse If Mac DeMarco is considered to be on track to be the next Neil Young, Timber Timbre, the indie quintet from Brooklin, Ontario, is well on its way to being a collective version of another great Canadian legend, Leonard Cohen. Their previous fourth albums were excellent bluesy-folk […]

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Mundo Musique: The Bright Smoke Premiere Video for “Sea Level”

Mundo Musique: The Bright Smoke Premiere Video for “Sea Level”

New York’s brooding indie duo, The Bright Smoke, premiered on AntiQuiet today their tantalizing video for “Sea Level”, from 2013’s EP Virginia Et. Al. It’s a fantastic video that sees the sultry Mia Wilson and the mysterious Quincy Ledbetter bear the chilly Northeastern shoreline. You can see it at AntiQuiet or better yet below, thanks to YouTube. More information on […]

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Mundo Musique: Screaming Females – Live at The Hideout

Mundo Musique: Screaming Females – Live at The Hideout

If you asked me to list some of my favorite live bands, New Jersey indie punk rockers Screaming Females would be very close to the top of the list. Lead guitarist and singer Marissa Paternoster is one of the most engaging and energetic performers in rock and roll. Paternoster, and combined with bassist King Mike and drummer Jarret Dougherty tear […]

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Mundo Musique: Cloud Nothings and BMBSHL

Mundo Musique: Cloud Nothings and BMBSHL

CLOUD NOTHINGS For Those Who Like: The Men, Titus Andronicus, Paramore On their first LP, Cleveland’s Cloud Nothings produced an album that had a bit of everything – post-punk, indie rock, fuzz rock, psychedelic. On their second album, Here and Nowhere Else, they have produced a record that is fast, hard, and mostly post-punk-rock music. It is an album that […]

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The Capital Revue: Bella Cat

The Capital Revue: Bella Cat

For the most part on The Revue, we’ve focused on rock, pop, indie rock, indie folk, classic rock, and occasionally dipped into hip hop, rap, and hard rock. One genre that we haven’t focused much on is the blues. If there are more artists like Bella Cat, that might change. Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, Bella Cat’s debut EP, Corrupted, which […]

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Mundo Musique: The Rich Hands

Mundo Musique: The Rich Hands

The Rich Hands For fans of: The Strokes, The Hives, Fidlar, Speedy Ortiz, The Ramones The Rich Hands are a three piece indie/garage rock band from San Antonio, Texas who have an album coming out in may called Out Of My Head.  The first single off of the album is “Teenager” which you can listen to below. “Teenager” invokes feelings of […]

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Mundo Musique: Pure X and Ketamines

Mundo Musique: Pure X and Ketamines

PURE X For Those Who Like: Crystal Stilts, Still Corners, Big Star In 2011, Pure-X, the Austin-based trio turned quartet, released an excellent debut LP, Pleasures, which was mellow synth-pop enshroud in reverb. It was dreamy and hypnotic. They followed that up with 2012’s Crawling Up the Stairs, which, to put it mildly, wasn’t quite as good, as the album seemed […]

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Mundo Musique: Brown Bird

Mundo Musique: Brown Bird

Brown Bird Since I joined up with the Revue, I’ve written a lot about Americana, Folk, and Bluegrass, genres I truly love.  Over the last few years, Brown Bird had become one of my favorite bands, I’d seen them in Newport at the Newport Folk Festival, and saw them countless times in New York with bands like The Devil Makes […]

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