Category: The Revue

Mundo Musique: The Decemberists “Make You Better”

Colin Meloy has been one of my favorite songwriters for quite some time now. I luckily caught his solo set at Newport in 2013, and that afternoon he promised us some new Decemberists music. Over a year later, the band has shared “Make You Better” from What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World which will be out on January […]

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Mundo Musique: The Dazzling Debut Album by Springtime Carnivore

Mundo Musique: The Dazzling Debut Album by Springtime Carnivore

  Two weeks ago, we took a sneak peek into the first singles of Greta Morgan’s project, Springtime Carnivore, and her self-titled debut album. “Name on the Matchbook” and “Sun Went Black” are 60s- & ’70s-inspired pop and neo-soul songs that are extremely catchy and singable. They are also clever yet fun, and their sound recalled the positive energy and buzz of Fitz and the Tantrums’ surprising in […]

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Mundo Musique: Sumeau Covers The Misfits, Paul McCartney, & Taylor Swift

Mundo Musique: Sumeau Covers The Misfits, Paul McCartney, & Taylor Swift

One of my favourite music discoveries of the year is LA-based, indie psych-pop duo Sumeau, who released a “hidden gem” with their self-titled album earlier this year. Over the past few weeks, Kat Primeau and Chris Sousa released two covers from some extremely popular artists, putting their own psych-pop touches to the tracks. I admit that I’m quite biased when […]

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Mundo 13: Halloween Edition – Songs and Videos that Creep Us Out

Mundo 13: Halloween Edition – Songs and Videos that Creep Us Out

It’s Halloween, so what better way to celebrate our Mundo list, than to share a few songs and videos that really creep us out. Some are definitely dark and weird, and some are just plain weird or creepy and that might not have been the intention. We hope everyone has a safe night of trick or treating. If you need some […]

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First Impressions: Neil Young, “Storytone”

First Impressions: Neil Young, “Storytone”

Neil Young has released dozens of albums over his storied career that spans nearly 50 years. He has used his music as a means of political protest, to create legends out of ordinary people, and even occasionally to express his love to someone. On Tuesday, he will release his umpteenth album, Storytone, which, let’s just say, is something different, something […]

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Weekend Stream: New Albums for Halloween Weekend

Weekend Stream: New Albums for Halloween Weekend

Some iconic artists will be releasing albums on Tuesday, but there are also some underrated, influential indie bands and emerging musicians who will be revealing their latest efforts. Here are our picks for the weekend. Neil Young, the iconic Canadian singer-songwriter, will release Storytone. Don’t expect the usual folk rock, but instead be prepared to hear something new, inventive, and […]

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Mundo Musique: Angel Olsen shares “May As Well”

Mundo Musique: Angel Olsen shares “May As Well”

On November 18, one of our favorite albums of the year, Angel Olsen’s Burn Your Fire For No Witness, will be re-released as a deluxe edition on Jagjaguwar records.  Today, Jagjaguwar and Olsen hare “May As Well”, which will be on the deluxe edition.  It’s a stunning acoustic track, with Olsen’s unique voice singing “I’ll never forget you all of […]

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Mundo Musique: The Foreign Resort

Mundo Musique: The Foreign Resort

Denmark’s The Foreign Resort create some epic, dark, and frenetic music.  Their latest record, New Frontiers was released Tuesday in North America.  New Frontiers is nine post-punk tracks with a huge weight to them, the songs are epic, and full of energy.  The first track, “Dead End Roads” has a bit of an electronic feeling to it, recalling 80’s new […]

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Mundo Musique: The Twilight Sad – Nobody Wants to be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave

Mundo Musique: The Twilight Sad – Nobody Wants to be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave

Sometime gloomy sad music can make me wildly happy.  I have always enjoyed the dark side of music.  Pain, angst, frustration, depression, struggle, etc can be so eloquently expressed in music.  It has always appeared therapeutic to both the artist and the listener. I am really an optimistic person but I relate fully to gloomy bands like The National, The […]

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49 Above: Dinner Belles, “The River and The Willow”

49 Above: Dinner Belles, “The River and The Willow”

In another feature, Vancouver was spoken about as a great Canadian city for music, arguably moreso than Toronto and Montreal with its diversity. But what about a smaller city, one not considered a sprawling metropolis? Look no further than Hamilton, Ontario. Home to about 500,000 people and located about an hour west of Toronto, Hamilton is known as Canada’s equivalent […]

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Mundo Musique: Blank Cinema

Mundo Musique: Blank Cinema

If I had come across Blank Cinema earlier, they likely would have made our list of modern bands that are unabashedly retro. Composed of Jake Fox, Pat Lok (who has worked closely with Bear Mountain), Naomi Horii, Justin James, and Matthew F. Perry, Blank Cinema is self-described as “David Byrne and New Order in a blender”, and there are definitely […]

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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: The Deltahorse

Mundo Musique: The Deltahorse

Indie/Alt trio The Deltahorse is an interesting collaborative project. The members of the band have never been in a room together, it’s made up of Sash, from Berlin, Dana Colley of Boston, and for their upcoming single, features Irish vocalist Vadim Zeberg.  The single, “Easy Life” will be released on November 18, but you can stream it below. “Easy Life” […]

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Mundo Musique: TRISTEN

Mundo Musique: TRISTEN

Tristen Gaspadarek – who simply goes by the moniker TRISTEN – is, in many ways, living the indie musician’s dream. In 2011, the Lansing, Illinois-born songwriter, who now makes Nashville home, released her second LP, Charlatans at the Garden Gate, a captivating array of indie pop and folk music that was applauded by many critics, including Rolling Stone and Spin magazine. American Songwriter […]

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Mundo Musique: Ought Return with “Once More with Feeling”

Mundo Musique: Ought Return with “Once More with Feeling”

Earlier this year, Montreal-based Ought released one of the best and mind-blowing debut LPs of 2014 with More Than Any Other Day. Less than six months later, the quartet of ex-pats (from Australia and the US) who met at McGill University have released another album, a four-track EP titled Once More with Feeling. Like Other Day and 2012’s New Calm, […]

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Mundo 12: Guitar Gods & Goddesses You Ought to Know

Mundo 12: Guitar Gods & Goddesses You Ought to Know

It’s obvious that there are thousands upon thousands of great guitarists around the world, and many of them are considered to be among the all-time greats. We dedicate this list to possibly some lesser-known guitarists – or musicians not always appreciated for their plucking skills – that make up the next wave of guitar gods and goddesses. As such, you […]

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First Impressions: Flaming Lips’ “With a Little Help from My Fwends”

First Impressions: Flaming Lips’ “With a Little Help from My Fwends”

Flaming Lips have made some of the most interesting albums in their more than 30 years together as band. They essentially define what psychedelic music – not just the multi-layered approach they’ve taken but also the oft-kilter and often otherworldly lyrics. And just when you think the Lips have done it all, they’ve decided to take what might be their […]

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Weekend Stream: New Music for October 24

Weekend Stream: New Music for October 24

Once again, here are a list of albums streaming this weekend for your listening pleasure. These albums drop on Tuesday, so have a sneak peak now. Canadian legend Bruce Cockburn will be releasing a box set of music from across his near 40 years in music. Rumours of Glory contains over 100 songs from his career plus 16 rare and previously unreleased […]

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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: Ultimate Painting

Mundo Musique: Ultimate Painting

Ultimate Painting are releasing their self-titled debut record on October 28.  Ultimate Painting is made up of James Hoare of Veronica Falls and Jack Cooper of Mazes.  I gave the album a spin and it’s really good.  It’s got a lot of an old classic rock vibe to it, at times it feels very much like a mid 60’s British […]

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