Category: Singles

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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49 Above: Trois-Rivières is overrun with Bears of Legend

49 Above: Trois-Rivières is overrun with Bears of Legend

My first exposure to Trois-Rivières happened when I was a kid, and my brother’s hockey team hosted another team from Trois-Rivières. We lived in Sarnia, and I was about 10, and spoke roughly five words of French. The kid who stayed with us (all the families billeted these kids for a few nights) spoke less English than I spoke French, so […]

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Mundo Musique: The New Basement Tapes – A Collaborative Album Project of Undiscovered Dylan Lyrics

Mundo Musique: The New Basement Tapes – A Collaborative Album Project of Undiscovered Dylan Lyrics

A few months ago, a new project was launched involving some of the biggest names in indie rock, Americana, blues, and blues rock. The New Basement Tapes is a collaboration between Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Jim James (My Morning Jacket),  Marcus Mumford (Mumford & Sons), and T Bone Burnett. Together they have recorded two […]

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Mundo Musique: New Singles from Rachel Thomasin and Chris Ayler

Mundo Musique: New Singles from Rachel Thomasin and Chris Ayler

As today is the one-year anniversary of Mundo Musique, I thought I would take the time to check in with a couple of young artists that were focused in this space. Both have new singles out that are worth checking out.   Rachel Thomasin, “Amber Light” and “Métamorphe” I first wrote about Boston’s Rachel Thomasin in February of this year, […]

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Mundo Musique: Misun’s Dreamy New Single, “Goodbye Summer”

Mundo Musique: Misun’s Dreamy New Single, “Goodbye Summer”

As we celebrate our one-year anniversary, we’ll be revisiting some of the bands and artists that we have profiled in this space. One such band is Baltimore’s Misun, who has been highly underappreciated and overlooked for way too long. Until recently – really the last 3 or 4 months – music blogs have ignored Misun, but their recent mini-tour to […]

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49 Above: Hamilton’s Terra Lightfoot, where have you been all our lives?

49 Above: Hamilton’s Terra Lightfoot, where have you been all our lives?

This is our second stop in Hamilton (check out yesterday’s article here). Terra Lightfoot is a roots/folk singer songwriter who stands above the seemingly infinite number of folks working in the genre. She can do that whispery folky thing beautifully, but in a second her voice can dive into deep loud bombastic blues. It’s rare to see an artist work their voice […]

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49 Above: Hamilton’s The Emsee – Powerful Hip Hop

49 Above: Hamilton’s The Emsee – Powerful Hip Hop

Hamilton suffers from kid-sibling syndrome in many ways. While most cities across Canada don’t get the attention of Toronto or Montreal, the fact is that there’s some pretty amazing stuff out there that doesn’t always get a lot of attention. Hamilton (with half a million residents, and some pretty amazing sites and sounds) isn’t the first place an international publication […]

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49 Above: More Moose Jaw Experimental Music with Frank Willis

49 Above: More Moose Jaw Experimental Music with Frank Willis

Our second stop in the lovely small town of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan (our first stop was yesterday). Frank Willis is an enigmatic artist and he produces some very out-there experimental material. When I found him online, I first heard his 2012 album Thee Last Supper which was a collection of Jim Jones speeches overlaid with his own ambient-metal madness. A […]

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Music Video: Phosphene – “Lovers”

Music Video: Phosphene – “Lovers”

We really dug Phosphene’s self-titled debut. This week they shared their video for “Lovers”, which features a karaoke contest, guitar hero and fun silliness, directed and edited by drummer Matt Hemmerich. Watch it below! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mR0-setWJhs

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49 Above: Moose Jaw is home to some crazy stuff. Case in point: The Faps

49 Above: Moose Jaw is home to some crazy stuff. Case in point: The Faps

The city of Moose Jaw Saskatchewan has an intriguing motto: Suprisingly Unexpected. For a city of 35,000 souls, there seems to be a remarkably high volume of odd and interesting projects, people, and events. Being a smallish town (though not as small as most of the towns in Saskatchewan), folks have to double-up on things to be viable. Take, for […]

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49 Above: Guelph’s Ondine Chorus – Improvisational Choral Pop (!)

49 Above: Guelph’s Ondine Chorus – Improvisational Choral Pop (!)

And we continue our visit in Guelph, Ontario (first act featured was Elequant). Ondine Chorus have a unique thing going on. Most pop music fans don’t think of choral music as something to explore. Here’s hoping Ondine inspires you to dig a little deeper into the genre. I recently discovered this group through a feature on CBC Radio, and was super intrigued. […]

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Mundo Musique: Alt-J releases “Every Other Freckle”

Mundo Musique: Alt-J releases “Every Other Freckle”

English Indie rockers Alt-J made a name for themselves with An Awesome Wave, their debut LP. Full of strange songs and weird sounds, Alt-J became an unlikely success. With their latest single “Every Other Freckle”, they build on the weirdness. “Every Other Freckle” features the distinctive low bass rumble we’re used to, and the impressive harmonies we’ve come to expect […]

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