Category: The Revue

Mundo 5: Memorable Actors-Turned-Musicians Moments

Mundo 5: Memorable Actors-Turned-Musicians Moments

In honor of Michael Cera’s unexpected solo album (which is a pretty good folk album that you can stream on his Bandcamp site), we’re dedicating our list to five “memorable” moments when actors tried their hand at music. Some of them are memorable for good reasons and others, well, let’s just say we appreciate the effort and for giving us […]

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Weekend Stream for August 15: Nine Albums to Stream

Weekend Stream for August 15: Nine Albums to Stream

There are approximately 35 new albums coming out next week. Some of those albums were listed in last week’s Weekend Stream (namely by JJ and Sarah Jaffe). This week, we highlight nine albums that you might want to listen to: The self-titled album by Benjamin Booker, the 22-year old guitar master, is streaming on CBC Music and NPR. You don’t want […]

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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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Mundo Musique Hidden Gem: Gilmore Boys

Mundo Musique Hidden Gem: Gilmore Boys

Upstate New York folk group, Gilmore Boys released a gorgeous EP Future Unlike Any Past earlier this year.  Today’s hidden gem is the title track from that EP.  It’s a beautiful folk track full of acoustic guitar, and fiddle and emotionally charged vocals. http://gilmoreboys.bandcamp.com/ https://www.facebook.com/gilmoreboys https://twitter.com/MarcianoTerence https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiLKoA3OiXw

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Mundo Musique: Nicole Atkins Remixed

Mundo Musique: Nicole Atkins Remixed

Earlier this year, New Jersey based singer-songwriter Nicole Atkins released her amazing “dark disco” record Slow Phaser. This week, she released two singles of remixed songs from the record from producers Eddie Mars and Tim “Love” Lee.  Mars takes the already danceable “Who Killed the Moonlight” and somehow makes it even moreso.  Love takes “Girl You Look Amazing” and turns it […]

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Mundo Musique: The Triumphant Return of Christopher Denny

Mundo Musique: The Triumphant Return of Christopher Denny

For Those Who Like:Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, Justin Townes Earle From Christopher Denny‘s story to the music on his second LP, If the Roses Don’t Kill Us, it may seem a more appropriate album title would have been Jubilant or Jubilation. For starters (and if you were not already aware), If the Roses Don’t Kill Us is Denny’s first album in seven years. In the […]

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Mundo Musique: Sturgill Simpson

Mundo Musique: Sturgill Simpson

Sturgill Simpson has been very busy over the past year. The Jackson, Kentucky native has recorded and produced two full length country albums in the past 16 months. Originally the lead singer of the band Sunday Valley, Simpson’s solo work has been garnering him both critical acclaim and word of mouth buzz. Simpson’s brilliant sophomore album, Metamodern Sounds In Country Music, perfectly balances […]

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Mundo Musique: Introducing Vibrissae

Mundo Musique: Introducing Vibrissae

Vibrissae by Vibrissae Earlier this year, Portland trio Vibrissae released its self-titled LP. The nine-track album can be best described as minimalist but ethereal, synth-pop-rock. Think of Blonde Redhead meets Little Dragon with the occasional splashes of Depeche Mode and even Dream Theater – yes, Dream Theater. The combination of Imber Lingard’s haunting vocals and the melodic guitars and synths performed by […]

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Mundo Musique: Bishop Allen

Mundo Musique: Bishop Allen

It’s weird to think that we’ve been waiting for a new record from Bishop Allen for 5 years.  The New York based indie/pop band released one EP each month in 2006, as well as three LP’s, most recently 2009’s  Grrr…, so for a while there was no shortage of new Bishop Allen.  But after five years, Bishop Allen will release […]

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Mundo Musique: Pale Seas

Mundo Musique: Pale Seas

English band Pale Seas, the project of singer-songwriter Jacob Scott, have released singles here and there since 2011 as both Netherlands and Pale Seas. Today marks the release of their first proper EP, the four track long Places To Haunt. The four tracks are gorgeous, lush guitar work and harmonies are heard throughout the EP.  “Wicked Dreams” is an incredible […]

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New Single: Jesse Marchant “Every Eye Open”

New Single: Jesse Marchant “Every Eye Open”

New York singer-songwriter Jesse Marchant released a new single last week, “Every Eye Open”, a chilling tune that channels Chris Isaak’s husky vocals and reflective songwriting. “Every Eye Open” is the first single from Marchant’s upcoming album, Jesse Marchant, which will be released on September 9 on No Other. You can preorder the album on Insound.com and iTunes. For more […]

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Finding Her Roots – A Conversation with Marta Pacek

Finding Her Roots – A Conversation with Marta Pacek

Born in Poland, raised in Australia, and now a free spirit with no permanent residence other than her trusty vans and guitar, Marta Pacek has left an undeniable imprint on the places she’s stayed and the people she’s met. And conversely, these same places and individuals have allowed her to live the transient lifestyle, where regardless of the destination she […]

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Mundo Musique: “Lacuna”, the Debut Album by Childhood

Mundo Musique: “Lacuna”, the Debut Album by Childhood

For Those Who Like: The Pains of Being Pure of Heart, Blouse, Temples, Real Estate, Lenny Kravitz If you look beyond the One Direction and Coldplay rubric, it has been a stellar year for the UK music scene. Earlier this year, Temples, Eagulls, and Young Fathers released stellar debut LPs that are three of the finest of the year.  This […]

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Mundo Musique: The Dying Arts

Mundo Musique: The Dying Arts

Earlier this year, The Dying Arts released their self-titled, debut EP – a five-song compilation of old-fashion alternative rock (if you think the ’90s is “old) or as the band likes to say, rock/punk/wimpy indie schlock. Their music is in the mould of Fugazi, Moist, and Against Me!. Like these bands, The Dying Arts can play thrashing tunes with soaring […]

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Mundo 5: Five Great Covers by Jimi Hendrix, The Who, The Band, Talking Heads, and Johnny Cash

Mundo 5: Five Great Covers by Jimi Hendrix, The Who, The Band, Talking Heads, and Johnny Cash

In honour of the recent tributes to The Who and Bear Mountain’s cover of Tears for Fears’ ’80s classic, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”, this week’s list focused on five great covers. There are a lot to choose from and we know missed quite a few great ones, but here are our five favourites.   Jimi Hendrix, “All Along […]

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Weekend Stream for August 8: Sinead O’Connor, Bunji Garlin, Childhood, JJ, & Sarah Jaffe

Weekend Stream for August 8: Sinead O’Connor, Bunji Garlin, Childhood, JJ, & Sarah Jaffe

Your weekly feature of new albums being streamed in advance of their releases. Quite the eclectic mix this week. Sinead O’Connor is back with “I’m Not Bossy, I’m the Boss”. CBC Music and NPR both have it. The UK is fast emerging as an indie rock factory with several bands releasing their debut LPs this year to critical acclaim. The […]

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Mundo Musique Hidden Gem: Janet Noguera  – Aventuras Misteriosas

Mundo Musique Hidden Gem: Janet Noguera – Aventuras Misteriosas

Californian guitarist Janet Noguera is one of those incredibly talented, yet undiscovered composers and guitar players. Her style of percussive guitar playing is reminiscent of artists like Kaki King and Andy McKee, whom Noguera cites as influences.  In January of this year, she was invited to open for Andy McKee in San Francisco, which was a dream gig for Noguera, […]

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Mundo Musique: The Terminals releasing Singles EP

Mundo Musique: The Terminals releasing Singles EP

The Terminals to release Singles LP 90’s New Zealand goth rockers The Terminals are releasing a collection of singles called Singles and Sundries in September on Ba Da Bing! Records.  Known for their dark and unique sound, you can listen to “Witchdoctors” below.  The influence and reach of The Terminals includes contributions to bands including Scorched Earth Policy, The Axemen, The […]

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Mundo Musique: Broken Witt Rebels

Mundo Musique: Broken Witt Rebels

UK indie rockers Broken Witt Rebels just released their latest EP, Howlin. It’s an awesome, groovy, and soulful EP. We shared the video for The first track on the EP, “Shake Me Down”, which instantly recalled memories of early Kings of Leon. “Bottom of The Hill” builds on that feel, but slows things down a little bit with a pretty […]

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Mundo Musique: The Wild Reeds – “Blind and Brave”

Mundo Musique: The Wild Reeds – “Blind and Brave”

For Those Who Like: The Great Lake Swimmers, PHOX, Lily & Madeleine This Saturday, The Wild Reeds will be releasing Blind and Brave. Last month, the title track was shared widely, and the gorgeous, dreamy tune has raised expectations of the California indie-folk quintet’s forthcoming album. Let’s be honest – often times when a band releases a single, it’s usually the […]

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