Tag: Interpol

61 Most Anticipated Albums of 2018

61 Most Anticipated Albums of 2018

Today we share our 61 Most Anticipated Albums of 2018, a list that includes long-awaited debuts, returns of some legends, and plenty of emerging talents destined for superstardom. Some of the LPs listed have definite release dates; others are based on substantiated rumors. Then there are a few that are just us desperately hoping for a new record. Let us […]

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WTF?!? Post-election playlist

WTF?!? Post-election playlist

As the world breathes a collective sigh in the wake of the U.S. elections, we turn to music to help us process our spectrum of emotions. Whether you’re in the heartland of America, a bustling European capitol, or on a tranquil beach in New Zealand, you probably share the world’s “WTF?!?” feelings of surprise, dismay, or relief. This playlist features […]

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Osheaga in Revue – Day 2 Part 2

Osheaga in Revue – Day 2 Part 2

My day 2 continued with Alvvays. I had just seen them in Ottawa a couple weeks earlier but they were excellent so I was looking forward to a repeat helping. Speaking of repeat helping, I was also up for another repeat helping of Interpol‘s solid rock. I’ve been hearing so much about Patrick Watson in my circles that I decided […]

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Ottawa Bluesfest in Revue – Day 10

Ottawa Bluesfest in Revue – Day 10

Day 10 at Ottawa Bluesfest was a long and storied affair. My plan was to start the day with The Beaches. I have been following them for a few years now and had seen them last year at Osheaga. I got in early though and went to Riishi Von Rex and I’m glad I did. They were a great local band […]

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RBC Bluesfest July 18th Gig Picks

RBC Bluesfest July 18th Gig Picks

For those individuals who have gone to Bluesfest for all nine days so far, you might be telling yourself, “Only two more days. Only two more days.” I sure am. Yet despite the exhaustion, the anticipation of seeing performers I’ve long wanted to see and discovering an unexpected gem energizes me.Many will likely be coming to see either Deep Purple […]

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The return of Cosmicide

The return of Cosmicide

I’ve griped a fair bit over the last decade or so about the way so many artists have continued to slavishly recycle 1980s vintage synth pop. I’ve even gone so far as to suggest an all-out moratorium on the stuff. Brandon Curtis, the driving force behind The Secret Machines, has forced me to re-think that. What’s been heard so far […]

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Mundo 15: Our Favourite Albums of the Third Quarter (July-September)

Mundo 15: Our Favourite Albums of the Third Quarter (July-September)

We’ve come to that time of year again where we list our favourite 15 albums of the past 3 months, spanning from July 1 to September 30. We previously listed our favourite albums from the first (January to March) and second quarters (April to June), and the list included a who’s who in indie music (e.g., Damien Jurado, Sharon Van […]

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Mundo Musique: Interpol – El Pintor

Mundo Musique: Interpol – El Pintor

NYC’s Interpol has had a winning formula since their first album Turn On The Bright Lights.  Driving bass lines, Paul Banks’ unique voice and guitars cutting through all of it.  Though since their last record, Interpol, the band lost one of its most distinctive features, the bass playing of Carlos D. After Carlos left the band, they had a few […]

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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: A Look Back on Governors Ball 2014

Mundo Musique: A Look Back on Governors Ball 2014

Much like I did with Shaky Knees, today I’m going to talk about Governors Ball, which I attended this weekend.  It was an interesting festival, with a lot of unique acts, some of whom I suggested last week.  This was the fourth Governors Ball, and last years was a total rainy mess, this year was nothing but blue skies and […]

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Mundo Musique: Five Acts To Check Out at New York’s Governors Ball Music Festival

Mundo Musique: Five Acts To Check Out at New York’s Governors Ball Music Festival

Last month, I attended the fantastic Shaky Knees festival in Atlanta, Georgia. This weekend, I will be a little closer to home for Governors Ball Music Festival in New York.  The lineups for those two festivals couldn’t be any more different, Shaky Knees had a laid back, indie and folk vibe with Alabama Shakes and The National as headliners. Here […]

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