Category: Singles

Mundo Musique: Wilder Maker – “Hope Springs”

Mundo Musique: Wilder Maker – “Hope Springs”

New York’s Wilder Maker is the project of multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Birnbaum. His last LP, 2013’s Year of Endless Light is outstanding, and Wilder Maker is following that up with a new EP, Everyday Crimes Against Objects of Desire, Vol I, which is out November 18.  Ahead of the EP, Wilder Maker is sharing the track “Hope Springs”.  It’s a really […]

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Mundo Musique: KYIKI – ‘One’

Mundo Musique: KYIKI – ‘One’

KYIKI is Ellie Fletcher, a vocalist with Crystal Fighters and the band has been extensively touring for the past four years. Fletcher has recently had a break from touring and now comes through with her new solo project, KYIKI. Her debut track ‘One’ has sweeping and melodic vocals that are backed by dark synths and expansive basslines. Her addition into the synthpop genre is […]

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Mundo Musique: Chicago’s Twin Peaks release video for “Making Breakfast”

Mundo Musique: Chicago’s Twin Peaks release video for “Making Breakfast”

Chicago rock and rollers Twin Peaks have been poised to take the rock world by storm.  They’re about to play a bunch of shows as part of CMJ Music Festival in New York, (shows below). On top of that, they just released a new video, for the song “Making Breakfast” off of their fantastic 2nd LP Wild Onion. Wild Onion […]

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Mundo Musique: Varick – “We All Know the Rest”

Mundo Musique: Varick – “We All Know the Rest”

New York’s Keith Varick goes by just his last name, Varick.  On November 4th, Varick is going to release his debut record, Boundless EP. He recently shared “We All Know the Rest” and it’s a really cool electronic track.  At first it’s intriguing but hits its stride at about the 1 minute mark when the electronics pick up. And at […]

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Mundo Musique: New Singles from Springtime Carnivore

Mundo Musique: New Singles from Springtime Carnivore

In a couple of weeks, Springtime Carnivore – the project of Greta Morgan – will release her self-titled, debut album. Today, we take a sneak peak into the album, specifically two tracks that have been released in advance of the official record release – “Name on a Matchbook” and “Sun Went Black”. Both tracks have a ’50s & ’60s bubblegum […]

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Mundo Musique: Leon Bridges

Mundo Musique: Leon Bridges

Fort Worth, Texas singer and guitarist Leon Bridges released two incredible tracks last week, “Coming Home” and “Better Man”.  It’s 100% authentic throwback soul, and rhythm and blues.  There has been a bit of a modern revival with artists like Gary Clark Jr, but Bridges’ music feels more like early Sam Cooke, production included. And that’s not a bad thing, […]

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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: 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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Mundo Musique: Little Cinema – “When You Think Of Me”

Mundo Musique: Little Cinema – “When You Think Of Me”

Ahead of their upcoming record, Adventure, indie-poppers Little Cinema have shared their latest single, “When You Think Of Me”.  “When You Think Of Me” is a catchy track that recalls bands like The Strokes, and a carefree style reminiscent of The Apples In Stereo.  There’s a really awesome sax solo as well, laid down by Shawn Jones. They also released a […]

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49 Above: Sarnia’s Legendary Harmonica Man, Mike Stevens

49 Above: Sarnia’s Legendary Harmonica Man, Mike Stevens

Back to my hometown of Sarnia, Ontario, to check out the internationally known harmonica player, Mike Stevens. This guy is a bonafide musical legend in country and blues circles, and has won countless awards and accolades for his pioneering harmonica styles. A few examples listed from his site, just from the past couple of years: 2013 Folk Music Ontario Estelle […]

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49 Above: Sarnia’s Killer Duo Erika and Sara

49 Above: Sarnia’s Killer Duo Erika and Sara

Oh, Sarnia. I grew up there and have been waiting to feature this fine city on #49Above. It’s a beautiful place with loads of sandy beaches, outdoor activities and good folks. It can be a challenge to be “stuck” there when you’re a teenager, as other cities aren’t exactly quick to get to. Toronto is 3 hours away, Detroit is […]

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Mundo Musique: Mosaics

Mundo Musique: Mosaics

San Francisco trio Mosaics have quite a unique sound. Their new single, “Submit” off of their upcoming album Of Colors, which will be out October 21, can actually be described as acoustic EDM. Yes, acoustic guitar and deep synth sounds make up “Submit”.  It’s a really interesting and different sound, check it out if you think Kaki King meets Alt-J […]

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Mundo Musique: The Ravenna Colt

Mundo Musique: The Ravenna Colt

You may recognize the name Johnny Quaid from somewhere, as he was the original guitarist for My Morning Jacket.  In 2004, after an extensive tour supporting It Still Moves, Quaid left the band, citing pressures involved with being part of a band that tours as much as My Morning Jacket. After leaving the Jacket, Quaid moved to California, then Idaho, […]

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Mundo Musique: New Singles from Turtle Giant

Mundo Musique: New Singles from Turtle Giant

In July, I featured a band that I discovered a few years ago based out of Macau, China but originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil. In the coming weeks, Turtle Giant, the indie-rock trio, will release their new album, Golden Summer. In the meantime, they’ve released a couple of tracks. The first one, “The Nathaniel 3401”, is a space-orchestra-like track that […]

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Mundo Musique: FURS from London, UK

Mundo Musique: FURS from London, UK

Much like LA’s Sumeau and Dundas, Ontario’s The Tallest Tree, here’s another accidental, but rewarding discovery. FURS is an indie, psychedelic, pop quartet from London, UK. They started off playing live shows in late 2012, and last year started to release a couple of singles, which have that atmospheric and dreamy quality you find in the music of Veronica Falls, […]

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Capital Revue: Gold & Marrow – Shannon Rose Reinvented

Capital Revue: Gold & Marrow – Shannon Rose Reinvented

I’m a longtime fan of Shannon Rose (and the Thorns). In fact, when we first launched TheRevue.ca she was our first featured artist in our (low-budget, low-fi) video series. One of Ottawa’s premiere songwriters, she has opted to take on a new name for her new record (launching October 4 2014). I’m always curious when an established artist takes a […]

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49 Above: Atikokan’s Secret Bluesman, Reno Jack

49 Above: Atikokan’s Secret Bluesman, Reno Jack

Yesterday, we featured Sunday Wilde from Atikokan. Well, one of the main reasons she’s been as successful as she is, is her relationship with this man: Reno Jack. It sounds like it has been an on-again, off-again affair that has inspired many of Sunday’s great love songs. Jack has been a fixture of the Toronto Queen Street scene for ages, […]

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49 Above: Atikokan’s Blues Queen, Sunday Wilde

49 Above: Atikokan’s Blues Queen, Sunday Wilde

The pride of Atikokan, Ontario (north-east of Thunder Bay, with a population of a few thousand folks) must be Sunday Wilde. I’ve been a fan of hers for 7 years since stumbling across her songs when I was doing The Ruckus, and have been following her career ever since. She has “the voice” and her band has “the style” and […]

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Capital Revue: Check out Philly Moves at Zaphod’s on Saturday Sept 13

Capital Revue: Check out Philly Moves at Zaphod’s on Saturday Sept 13

One of our favourite local hip hop acts is playing Zaphod’s this weekend. Known for having two home towns (Ottawa and Toronto) and for having the ability to sample me from one of my old podcasts, they are entertaining as hell. Check out the info here.  

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49 Above: More folk from Trois Rivières with Sivell

49 Above: More folk from Trois Rivières with Sivell

There are a lot of great acts in the smallish town of Trois Rivières, Quebec. As I was hunting for some acts to feature, I stumbled upon Sivell, who have a brand new EP out this week. Based in the folk tradition, this EP has a soft side and a pretty great blues side. Check out the amazing licks on […]

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