Category: The Revue

One Year of Mundo Musique: A Look Back at Some of Our Favourite “Discoveries”

One Year of Mundo Musique: A Look Back at Some of Our Favourite “Discoveries”

Monday will mark the one-year anniversary of Mundo Musique. Who would have believed we would still be doing this? And in that time, Mundo Musique went from a one-man show (Ben) to a duet (with Rich in NYC) and now a threesome (with Michael from Dallas). In that time, we have been introduced to a tremendous amount of great music […]

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Weekend Stream (August 29): Blonde Redhead, Interpol, Wooden Sky, and Zammuto

Weekend Stream (August 29): Blonde Redhead, Interpol, Wooden Sky, and Zammuto

A bit more manageable weekend to stream some new music. Here are some of our picks. Blonde Redhead, the legendary New York City indie band, will release their ninth LP, Barragán. Stream it on NPR (US only) and The Guardian (UK only). Unfortunately, there isn’t a Canadian stream available at this moment. Another NYC-based band, Interpol, are streaming El Pintor for a good […]

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Mundo Musique: Floating Action’s ‘Body Questions’

Mundo Musique: Floating Action’s ‘Body Questions’

A couple of years back, North Carolina band Floating Action caught my attention, mostly because of overwhelming praise from My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James.  Upon listening to 2012’s Fake Blood for the first time, I knew that praise was completely justified.  They have a sound like a futuristic Dr. Dog, or maybe a barebones My Morning Jacket, it’s wholly […]

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Hidden Gem: Mind Movies

Hidden Gem: Mind Movies

Mind Movies is the project of Raoni Santos.  You may remember Mind Movies from the Ummagma Lama remixes LP, and from our feature on Tuesday, featuring his remix of “Light Scheme” on Sounds of Sputnik’s latest album, which I called “absolutely fantastic”.  One thing that makes Santos’ remixes stand out from the crowd is the amount of sounds he adds […]

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Mundo Musique: The New Pornographers’ Brill Bruisers

Mundo Musique: The New Pornographers’ Brill Bruisers

The New Pornographers, one of this generations most successful supergroups, return to form with their 6th album Brill Bruisers.  Unlike most supergroups, The New Pornographers have evolved slightly more organically.  Originally a project for Carl Newman the group kept expanding and adding additional musicians from the ever expanding Vancouver indie music scene.  Their works often felt like a place for […]

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Mundo Musique: The Reinvention of Sarah Jaffe

Mundo Musique: The Reinvention of Sarah Jaffe

For Those Who Like: Zola Jesus, St. Vincent, Imogen Heap In 2008, Texas native Sarah Jaffe released Even Born Again, an EP of heartbreaking, acoustic indie-folk that caught the attention of several publications, including Rolling Stone. She followed that up with her first full-length album, the well-received Suburban Nature in 2010. The album included “Clementine” and “Summer Begs’”, two singles […]

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Mundo Musique: Beau Austin, a Folk Singer for the “Common People”

Mundo Musique: Beau Austin, a Folk Singer for the “Common People”

With a musical style like Eddie Vedder’s solo material, a groveling approach like Dylan, and songs about the everyday struggles by ordinary people that would make Tom Morello proud, Cincinnati/LA singer-songwriter Beau Austin can be considered a folk singer for the “common people” – the men and women who toil everyday in occupations that get little recognition but are the bedrock […]

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Mundo Musique: Killers Walk Among Us

Mundo Musique: Killers Walk Among Us

Gothenburg Sweden’s post-rockers Killers Walk Among Us’ debut self-titled LP is officially released today in the US and UK.  It’s a really impressive record, it’s an indie rock record, but it does have some prog tendencies, and features singer Stefan Holmberg’s very unique voice.  The single, which you can stream below, “Bonjour Tristesse” is an epic build, concluding with a […]

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Mundo Musique: Sounds of Sputnik

It’s no secret that we’re big fans of the Canadian-Ukrainian shoegaze duo Ummagma, so we were quite intrigued and excited to hear they were involved in the debut LP, New Born from Russian based Roma Kalitkin, known as Sounds of Sputnik.  The first track, “New Born” is a stunner, it sounds so full, with some incredible vocals from Shauna McLarnon […]

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Mundo Musique: Ty Segall’s Brilliant “Manipulator”

Mundo Musique: Ty Segall’s Brilliant “Manipulator”

From releasing at last count 18 solo albums, the countless other albums he’s released with Mikal Cronin and as a member of bands like Fuzz, Epsilons, Party Fowls, The Traditional Fools, The Perverts, and Sic Alps, and producing albums, such as White Fence’s excellent For the Recently Found Guilty, Ty Segall‘s influence and imprint are everywhere. With a resume this […]

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Mundo Musique: Beach Day, “Native Echoes”

Mundo Musique: Beach Day, “Native Echoes”

For Those Who Like: Best Coast, The Balconies, The Dum Dum Girls, The History of Apple Pie Inspired by ’60s girl-pop and influenced by the surf-pop of Best Coast and the indie jangle-pop of The Dum Dum Girls in their early years, Beach Day’s sophomore album, Native Echoes, is a fun album to end the summer. For that matter, it might the album […]

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Mundo 5: Five Artists You Must See Live

Mundo 5: Five Artists You Must See Live

This week’s list is dedicated to those “lesser-known” artists or bands that you should see live. To determine whether an individual or collective qualified as “lesser known”, they had to have fewer than 50,000 likes on Facebook – yes, Facebook. We didn’t know what other metric to use, so we went the easy route. So with that, we present to […]

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Mundo Musique Hidden Gem: Ola Podrida

Mundo Musique Hidden Gem: Ola Podrida

David Wingo produces beautiful sweeping folk music under the moniker Ola Podrida. Like a lot of modern singer song writers, Ola Podrida was originally a bedroom project started in 2005 in Texas. Wingo’s music career up to this point had included him scoring a handful of movies for his friend David Gordon Green. After recording tracks that would later become […]

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Weekend Stream for August 22: J Mascis, Ty Segall, The New Pornographers, The Wytches, Shovels & Rope, and Merchandise

Weekend Stream for August 22: J Mascis, Ty Segall, The New Pornographers, The Wytches, Shovels & Rope, and Merchandise

A more manageable number of albums this week. Most NPR, Pitchfork Advance, and NY Times Press Play streams are available to most listeners in the US, Canada, the UK, and abroad. CBC Music and Exclaim.ca is available to Canadian listeners. NME and The Guardian are for UK listeners. J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. fame will release Tied to a Star […]

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Hidden Gem: Fox and The Law

Hidden Gem: Fox and The Law

Seattle rockers Fox And The Law bring a bit of a throwback rock feel to their music, recalling bands like T-Rex and Black Sabbath. Killer guitar riffs, heavy hitting drums, oohs and ahhs, it’s all there and it’s all awesome.  Fox and The Law are the brainchild of founder Guy Keltner, and he’s put together a group of fine musicians, […]

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Mundo Musique: A Shoreline Dream

Mundo Musique: A Shoreline Dream

Denver, CO based shoegazers A Shoreline Dream’s fourth LP, The Silent Sunrise is due out on September 9. A Shoreline Dream have gained notoriety over the last few years, especially overseas for working with producers like Ulrich Schnauss, and Kramer, and they’ve drawn comparisons to bands like Sigur Ros, Slowdive, and Placebo. They released a gorgeous, hypnotizing 11 track album […]

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Twelve Years of Hair

Twelve Years of Hair

BOYHOOD Director: Richard Linklater The Mayfair Theatre, August 15 – 28 When prodded for opinion upon exiting the theatre I shrugged and coyly blurted, “Meh”. That was just a bit of fun, as everyone surely knows, Boyhood has been showered with universal acclaim and declared a landmark cinematic masterpiece. Shot over a twelve-year span with the same cast, Boyhood lets […]

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Mundo Musique: Orenda Fink, “Blue Dream”

Mundo Musique: Orenda Fink, “Blue Dream”

For Those Who Like: Beck, Luluc, Marissa Nadler Earlier this year, Beck released the excellent Morning Phase, a low-key, melodic album that examined the human condition in all its forms. The album has been applauded and acclaimed for its simplicity yet stunning craftsmanship, taking hush notes and textures to create an atmospheric vibe. If there is to be an addendum to […]

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Mundo Musique: The Tills

Mundo Musique: The Tills

Check out if you like: The Replacements, Deer Tick, Badass Rock & Roll the way it should be Asheville, North Carolina psych rockers The Tills are about to unleash their next EP, Howlin’ upon us. The six-track EP is due out August 26, it’s gritty rock and roll, and it’s pure badassery. It was mixed and recorded by Mitch Easter, […]

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Hidden Gem: Elijah Ocean

Hidden Gem: Elijah Ocean

Check out if you dig: Drive-By Truckers, Hiss Golden Messenger, Gregory Alan Isakov, Dawes, The Band Elijah Ocean is releasing a new LP in October of this year, titled Bring It All In. Ocean has released some beautiful folk music in the past, his 2012 record Tumble & Fall (stream that here) was just stunning, and I’ve been eagerly awaiting something […]

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