Category: The Revue

Mundo 5: Five Memorable Videos with Celebrity Guest Stars

Mundo 5: Five Memorable Videos with Celebrity Guest Stars

Inspired by Jenny Lewis’ video for “Just One of the Guys”, which included Hollywood stars Anne Hathaway, Kristen Stewart, and Brie Larson, we have listed five great videos involving film or television stars and other famous people. Butch Walker and The Black Widows, “Synthesizers” In 2011, Butch Walker and The Black Widows released Spade, which was a really good album. Unfortunately, he […]

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Mundo Musique Review: Phosphene

Mundo Musique Review: Phosphene

For fans of: Torres, Sharon Van Etten, Laura Veirs, Speck Mountain, The National We wrote about “Metric”, the first track of off Phosphene’s Self-Titled debut which came out Tuesday a couple of weeks ago.  We were pretty excited about the album from hearing “Metric” and “Thief”. We really dug the voice of Rachel Frankel, and the rest of the band, […]

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Mundo Musique: Jenny Lewis “The Voyager”

Mundo Musique: Jenny Lewis “The Voyager”

Ben’s heading down to Newport Folk Festival this weekend, and one of my favorite artists on the lineup is child actress turned Rilo Kiley member turned solo artist Jenny Lewis. I’ve been a fan of Jenny for a long time. Her work with Rilo Kiley was obviously fantastic, and her solo records Rabbit Fur Coat with The Watson Twins and Acid […]

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Mundo Musique: “For Those Who Stay” by PS I Love You

Mundo Musique: “For Those Who Stay” by PS I Love You

For those who like: The Pack A.D., The Men A little over a year ago, Kevin invited me to do a podcast when he was doing The Capital Revue. On my one and only podcast, I profiled Kingston, Ontario’s PS I Love You, the two-piece garage rock band consisting of Paul Saulnier (vocals, guitar) and Ben Nelson (drums). While the […]

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Mundo Musique: White Fence’s “For the Recently Found Innocent”

Mundo Musique: White Fence’s “For the Recently Found Innocent”

For those who like: The Doors, GOASTT, and Ty Segall Earlier this year, there was a surge of artists and bands reviving the psychedelic and rock sounds of the ’60s and ’70s, from the debut albums of Morgan Delt and Axxa/Abraxas to the trippy adventure that Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl took listeners on The Ghost of the Saber Tooth […]

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Mundo Musique: Weezer share “Back To The Shack”

Mundo Musique: Weezer share “Back To The Shack”

Weezer was one of my favorite bands when I was younger. In the last few years, however they haven’t released anything that I would consider “good”… There have been decent singles here and there, and parts of the Red Album had some potential, but as a whole the album fell flat.  Will their next album, Everything Will Be Alright In […]

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Mundo Musique: Finland’s LOUDGUNS’ 80’s metal revival

Mundo Musique: Finland’s LOUDGUNS’ 80’s metal revival

Let your hair down and get ready to rock out.  Finnish metal band Loudguns are bringing back that 1980’s metal sound of bands like Judas Priest, Guns N’ Roses, Iron Maiden, and Rainbow.  I gotta say, these guys hit all of the marks when it comes to the sound and makes it feel completely authentic, and not a cheap attempt […]

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Mundo Musique: Alvvays

Mundo Musique: Alvvays

For Those Who Like: Best Coast, Blouse, and ’90s Soundtracks Born and bred on Canada’s Atlantic provinces (Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island to be precise) but now based in Canada’s burgeoning indie music centre of Toronto (Broken Social Scene, Fucked Up, July Talk, Austra), Alvvays (pronounced like Always) is creating music known back in the ’90s and on the shores […]

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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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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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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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In Revue: RBC Ottawa Bluesfest 2014

In Revue: RBC Ottawa Bluesfest 2014

It’s been three days since the RBC Ottawa Bluesfest ended, and like many festival goers withdrawal is in full force. There’s a part of me that wishes the festival would be re-starting tonight, which is quite the opposite of what I was feeling on Sunday night when exhaustion had overcome me. This was my 11th Bluesfest, and every year I […]

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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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Mundo 5: All-Star MLB Walk-up songs

Mundo 5: All-Star MLB Walk-up songs

Tonight is the MLB All-Star game, and to celebrate, here’s a list of some of the better, or more strange walk-up music in MLB.  A lot of players tend to choose what’s popular at the time, so I figured it was time to dig in and see who really has some of the more unique walk up music in baseball. […]

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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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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: The National’s Matt Berninger and Andrew Bird collaborate for TV show TURN

Mundo Musique: The National’s Matt Berninger and Andrew Bird collaborate for TV show TURN

The National’s frontman Matt Berninger has supplied music for a TV show in the past, performing “Rains of Castamere” for Game of Thrones. For AMC’s Revolutionary War drama Turn, he has collaborated with Andrew Bird to create an epic and haunting version of an old English folk song, “A Lyke Wake Dirge”.  Both artists share singing duties, and you’ll hear […]

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