Category: The Revue

Mundo Musique: Ruby Fray, “Grackle”

Mundo Musique: Ruby Fray, “Grackle”

A few months ago, Emily Beanblossom – aka Ruby Fray – released her sophomore album, Grackle. It is a stark but tantalizing album that sees the Austin-based singer songwriter / Olympia, Washington native strike heavy chords that are not for the faint of heart. Her style is unique and difficult to qualify, although it has been labeled “psychedelic witch wave” […]

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Mundo Musique: American Wrestlers, “I Can Do No Wrong”

Mundo Musique: American Wrestlers, “I Can Do No Wrong”

The moniker American Wrestlers is a bit misleading. First of it, American Wrestlers is the brainchild of one guy. Second, this one guy isn’t American at all, but he was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland. Third, like that entertainment called wrestling, American Wrestlers is mysterious. His real name has not been shared and is unknown, like a wrestler who […]

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Jarvis Church brings soul to Orleans

Jarvis Church brings soul to Orleans

Jarvis Church and the Soul Station brought their soul inspired show to Orleans last week. You may remember Jarvis Church as the lead singer of The Philosopher Kings. The current project is a beautiful tribute to soul music, mostly inspired by the legendary Sam Cooke. He played the Shenkman Arts Centre which is a beautiful little theatre in Orleans. The […]

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Rising star Kandle plays Zaphod’s

Rising star Kandle plays Zaphod’s

I first heard of Kandle in 2012 when a song of hers was the free download of the week on iTunes. It led to me catching her set at Osheaga that year. She was very good but she only had an EP under her belt at that time. Fast forward two years, and a fantastic new album and she was […]

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Mundo Musique: Nadia Reid

Mundo Musique: Nadia Reid

New Zealand’s Nadia Reid just released a beautiful, melancholy record called listen to formation, look for the signs last week.  From the first track, “Runway” I was hooked.  “Runway” is a gorgeous track that immediately made me think of fellow New Zealand band Tiny Ruins. However, those similarities are thrown aside with “Reaching Through”, a great indie rock track with […]

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Mundo Musique: New Single from A Place to Bury Strangers,  “Straight”

Mundo Musique: New Single from A Place to Bury Strangers, “Straight”

It’s that time of year where there are very few new albums being released. Those that are coming out tend to be obviously focused on the upcoming holiday season. It’s also the time of year where artists are slowly releasing tracks for their upcoming albums due out early in the new year. On February 17th, Brooklyn’s A Place to Bury […]

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Mundo Musique: Munroe, “Bloodlet”

Mundo Musique: Munroe, “Bloodlet”

With her sights set on achieving Hollywood success, Hamilton, Ontario’s Kathleen Munroe has also turned her sights on music. Having appeared on ABC’s Resurrection, HBO’s Call Me Fitz, and CBC’s six-part series Durham County, Munroe, who is using only her last name as a recording artist, has found solace and inspiration in music. Her interest leans towards Americana and folk […]

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Mundo 5: Songs to Give Thanks

Mundo 5: Songs to Give Thanks

It’s Thanksgiving weekend in the US, so we thought we would list some songs that make us sit back, reflect, and have personal meaning to us. In other words, these are songs that make us want to say thank you to our family, friends, and all those who have helped guide us over the years.    Band Of Horses – The […]

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First Impressions: She & Him, “Classics”

First Impressions: She & Him, “Classics”

Another week and another edition of “First Impressions”. In the six or so weeks we’ve been doing this, the albums we’ve listened to haven’t done so great. Will this week’s artists share the same fate? First of all, most of us are fans of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward’s project, She & Him. On Tuesday, they will release Classics, which […]

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Yukon Calling: interview with Kate Weekes (audio)

Yukon Calling: interview with Kate Weekes (audio)

I first met Kate Weekes in mid-October. It was still dark outside as I pulled up to her parents’ house in Ottawa around 6:45 am. She needed a ride to Toronto to attend a music conference and since I was driving down, I offered a lift. She had just come back from the Yukon where she’d been living for more than a decade. […]

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Mundo Musique: The Goodnight – “Back to Life”

Mundo Musique: The Goodnight – “Back to Life”

I have a thing for very well polished indie/pop/rock bands and the majority of the time I get into a band and then they become “mainstream”. Walk the Moon and Bastille are perfect examples for me. Walk the Moon started with a large college aged following and finally grew to blow up onto the mainstream alternative rock charts. Bastille played live last year […]

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Mundo Musique: Velcro Mary – “Whatever Helps You Sleep At Night”

Mundo Musique: Velcro Mary – “Whatever Helps You Sleep At Night”

Velcro Mary is an indie rock band out of Charlotte, North Carolina who is working on a new album to be released in 2015 titled Static Canyon Echoes. The first single “Whatever Helps You Sleep At Night” happens to be some  good grungy DIY alternative rock. An older track that is pretty good as well is “Something In My Eye” which showcases a little […]

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Mundo Musique: Phoebe Hunt and The Gatherers featuring Connor Forsyth: ‘Walk With Me’

Mundo Musique: Phoebe Hunt and The Gatherers featuring Connor Forsyth: ‘Walk With Me’

Multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Phoebe Hunt teamed up with Connor Forsyth to release Walk With Me, which was released in August.  Hunt and Forsyth were part of Austin, TX folk and Americana band The Belleville Outfit. The Belleville Outfit were together from 2007 until early 2011. After the break up, Phoebe Hunt released a self-titled EP and a live record, Live […]

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FACE OFF

FACE OFF

Vis-à-vis Director: Nevio Marasović   Thursday, November 27, 9pm, 395 Wellington, National Archives 29th European Union Film Festival   A film about a filmmaker’s life, which revolves around his making of a film about his life. Whew. Vis-à-vis is not as complicated as all that, in fact it is quite simple, straightforward, easily digestible, and full of just enough humorous […]

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Mundo Musique: PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING – “GAGARIN”

Mundo Musique: PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING – “GAGARIN”

If you do not know the genius of PSB or PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING, the video for GAGARIN will be a great introduction. I was lucky enough to see them live earlier this year at SXSW and I was not disappointed. PSB takes old footage and audio from historical archives and turns them into songs. As far as innovative and different, […]

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Mundo Musique: A Salute to the Creative Genius of OK Go

Mundo Musique: A Salute to the Creative Genius of OK Go

A few weeks ago, indie pop stars OK Go released Hungry Ghosts, which in typical OK Go fashion is fun and catchy and often will make you want to dance. Hungry Ghosts, however, is an album that sees the LA-via-Chicago quartet take the next step from just a pop band to serious musicians, and it is arguably OK Go’s best […]

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Mundo Musique: A-L-X – “Timebomb”

Mundo Musique: A-L-X – “Timebomb”

A-L-X is a Scottish singer/songwriter who resides in London and really is an artist to keep an eye on. With his latest release ‘Timebomb’ he mixes soulful vocals with catchy guitar riffs and mesmerizing beats.  The new video is directed by young British creative Kate Moross and premiered earlier this month. His previous tracks “Allure” and “Beautiful Criminal” have even gotten some recognition […]

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Mundo Musique: Hidden Gem – WOOF

Mundo Musique: Hidden Gem – WOOF

I haven’t been too intrigued by a solo artist in quite a long while. I came across WOOF recently who is actually Kelan Bonislawski from NJ and he is making music on his own and posting songs on soundcloud. He has quite an extensive list of songs on his soundcloud and everything I have heard so far is really, really good. The one […]

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Mundo Musique: Weyes Blood’s “The Innocents”

Mundo Musique: Weyes Blood’s “The Innocents”

New York’s Natalie Mering, also known as Weyes Blood, released the absolutely incredible The Innocents on October 28th.  The Innocents is a gorgeous record, it’s haunting, it’s eerie, and it’s beautiful.  The first track “Land of Broken Dreams” starts out with mandolin over some strange sound effects.  For the most part, the album has an ambient feel, but “Ashes”, “Hang […]

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Mundo Musique: My Drunken Haze

Mundo Musique: My Drunken Haze

From the US to Canada to France to Brazil to the UK to Japan, the neo-psychedelic, synth-pop movement is making waves across the globe. Now, it has struck Athens, Greece with aplomb. My Drunken Haze is a five-piece outfit that makes dreamy, stirring music. And before you are concerned that the album is in Greek, the entire album is sung […]

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