Category: Mundo Musique

Mundo Musique: Our 25 Favourite Albums of 2013 – Speck Mountain, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, TORRES, Waxahatchee, and Zachary Cale

Mundo Musique: Our 25 Favourite Albums of 2013 – Speck Mountain, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, TORRES, Waxahatchee, and Zachary Cale

We have finally reached our destination – the final five songs in our catalogue of 25 favourite albums of 2013. The other twenty songs were posted on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. If you just want the list now, well, here were the first twenty in alphabetical order: Arcade Fire – Reflektor Arctic Monkeys – AM The Belle Game – The […]

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Mundo Musique: Our 25 Favourite Albums of 2013 – Neko Case, Nick Cave, Phosphorescent, Portugal. The Man, and Savages

Mundo Musique: Our 25 Favourite Albums of 2013 – Neko Case, Nick Cave, Phosphorescent, Portugal. The Man, and Savages

The list rolls on! Today Ben and I take a look at more of our top albums of 2013.  We’re almost done, tomorrow we list 21-25! But today, here’s 16-20, Neko Case, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Phosphorescent, Portugal. The Man, and Savages.  If you missed the last few lists, check out these posts: (1-5) (6-10) (11-15), and be […]

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Mundo Musique: Our 25 Favourite Albums of 2013 – Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, Local Natives, Mazzy Star, Mikal Cronin, and The National

Mundo Musique: Our 25 Favourite Albums of 2013 – Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, Local Natives, Mazzy Star, Mikal Cronin, and The National

We’re at the halfway point of our 25 Favourite Albums of 2013 list (click for the first five songs and click here for songs six to ten). One of the noticeable things of our list, and in today’s music in general, is the number of women and woman-fronted bands. And kicking off our list today is another female singer-songwriter. LADY […]

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Mundo Musique: Our 25 Favourite Albums of 2013 – Daughter, The Dig, Gregory Alan Isakov, The Joy Formidable, and Julia Holter

Mundo Musique: Our 25 Favourite Albums of 2013 – Daughter, The Dig, Gregory Alan Isakov, The Joy Formidable, and Julia Holter

As Ben said yesterday, we don’t feel qualified to list the “best” albums of 2013, just the ones we’ve liked over the course of the year, and the ones we can’t stop listening to. Yesterday we ran through our first 5 of our 25 favorite albums of 2013, and today we give you 6-10.  Today’s list features two bands I […]

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Mundo Musique: Our 25 Favourite Albums of 2013 – Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys, The Belle Game, Clutch, and Courtney Barnett

Mundo Musique: Our 25 Favourite Albums of 2013 – Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys, The Belle Game, Clutch, and Courtney Barnett

2013 has been another exceptional year of great music. It was the year that saw Americana and indie folk become permanent fixtures of radio stations across North America, retro sounds of the ’60s and ’70s be integrated in all music genres, EDM diversify beyond the whimsical electronic beats, and more and more bands experimenting with dreamy synth-pop and ambient textures […]

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The Walkmen

Mundo Musique: Waxahatchee, Shearwater, Birdie Busch, and a goodbye to The Walkmen

In today’s Mundo Musique, I take a look at 3 great bands, and a look back at one of my all-time favorite bands that may have played their last show ever last week. WAXAHATCHEE On Monday, Ben posted about a great band named Swearin’.  Today, I am posting about Waxahatchee, the project of Katie Crutchfield, twin sister of Allison Crutchfield, […]

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Mundo Musique Twitter Special: Kristin Hoffmann, I Am Snow Angel, Of Verona, BR1GHT PR1MATE, and Harbors

Mundo Musique Twitter Special: Kristin Hoffmann, I Am Snow Angel, Of Verona, BR1GHT PR1MATE, and Harbors

I try to include at least one follower in Twitter in my weekly contribution to Mundo Musique. However, with the number of followers growing, I decided to create a special edition focused solely on some of the emerging and talented bands that follow The Revue and me on Twitter.  For this edition, I’ve included two independent, female producers about to […]

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Mundo Musique: Oblivians, The Cave Singers, Swearin’, Jesse Woods, and Kendall Patrick

Mundo Musique: Oblivians, The Cave Singers, Swearin’, Jesse Woods, and Kendall Patrick

Something old, some things new, a little bit of punk and a bit of country, folk, and pop. The last Mundo Musique Monday of the year provides plenty of variety. OBLIVIANS After a decade away and nearly 15 years between albums, Memphis band Oblivians returned in 2013 with Desperation – a 14-song album filled with garage punk and rock songs. […]

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Review: King Cobb Steelie Return (Finally!)

Review: King Cobb Steelie Return (Finally!)

Today I got an email from Kevin Lynn, who has played bass in King Cobb Steelie in all of its incarnations over the past 20 odd years. It was a one-liner: “Here’s a streaming link to the new KCS EP due out next week. Enjoy!” I’ve been in touch with Kevin a few times over the years. I interviewed him […]

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Mundo Musique: The Sword, Red Fang, A Place To Bury Strangers, Slothrust & Optic

Mundo Musique: The Sword, Red Fang, A Place To Bury Strangers, Slothrust & Optic

Today, I take a look at some awesome headbangin’ music from two great metal bands, indie noise rock band A Place to Bury Strangers, grungers Slothrust, and a small up and coming prog metal band from Long Island called Optic. THE SWORD Austin, Texas based heavy metal band The Sword released their latest album, Apocryphon late last year, and it […]

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Mundo Musique: Widowspeak, Connections, Parquet Courts, Hebronix, and Chris Robinson

Mundo Musique: Widowspeak, Connections, Parquet Courts, Hebronix, and Chris Robinson

When my wife and I travel, I often make playlists for us to listen to while we drive to our various destinations.  I put on an older playlist the other day, and I was reminded of four great bands. The fifth, of course, is always dedicated to someone on Twitter. WIDOWSPEAK Molly Hamilton and Robert Earl Thomas are the fantastic, […]

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Mundo Musique: The Last Waltz and Other Great Concert Films

Mundo Musique: The Last Waltz and Other Great Concert Films

It’s Thanksgiving Day in the States, and that means it’s the anniversary of The Last Waltz concert, which became one of the greatest concert films of all time.  Today, to celebrate that occasion, I have decided to list some of my personal favorite concert films, and rockumentaries.  I know I left out a few, but I want to encourage you […]

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Conversation with Bear Mountain

Conversation with Bear Mountain

As strictly as a fan of music, it is always exciting to watch a young, new band perform and grow. Then there are moments when you see a band for the first time in an intimate venue and immediately know they will hit stardom soon. That was the case when I saw Vancouver’s Bear Mountain in late October, as part […]

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Mundo Musique: Har Mar Superstar, Slim Moore and the Mar-Kays, The Julian Taylor Band, Lily & Madeleine, and The Jitterbug Vipers

Mundo Musique: Har Mar Superstar, Slim Moore and the Mar-Kays, The Julian Taylor Band, Lily & Madeleine, and The Jitterbug Vipers

This week’s Mundo Musique has a focus on bands that will have you recalling music of the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s.  Some will have you getting up and dancing while others may make you recall your early years or the music your parents listened to when you were younger. So let’s kick off this thing off with a guy who […]

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Mundo Musique: Haim, Eleanor Friedberger, Xenia Rubinos

Mundo Musique: Haim, Eleanor Friedberger, Xenia Rubinos

In today’s Mundo Musique, we take a look at some great pop music from indie-pop standouts Haim and Eleanor Friedberger, and the eccentric Xenia Rubinos. HAIM Haim is a band that has burst onto the scene in 2013 with a huge debut LP, Days Are Gone which was released on September 30. Haim are a band of three sisters, Alana, […]

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Gig Pick: Pete Murray with Paul Langlois and Greg Ball

Gig Pick: Pete Murray with Paul Langlois and Greg Ball

Yes, I know. Paul Langlois is the headliner of this show, and he gets top billing. We even gave away some tickets to the gig (you’re welcome!). But today, we get to tell you about Pete Murray, one of the openers on this Canadian tour that is arriving at Zaphod’s on November 21. Pete is a huge success in his […]

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Conversation with The Belle Game

Conversation with The Belle Game

Brought together by friendship, chance, and Craigslist, The Belle Game have developed into one of Canada’s rising independent bands.  Adam Nanji, Andrea Lo, Alex Andrew, Katrina Jones, and Rob Chursinoff have transformed The Belle Game from a folk-roots oriented band from their early EPs to the soaring, orchestral pop that permeates on their first full-length album, Ritual Tradition. The album […]

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Discovering Roxy Roca

Discovering Roxy Roca

Once upon a time on the internet… All of us at The Revue are obsessive music/arts addicts, always on the hunt for new stuff. I honestly can’t tell you the Google loop that led me to Roxy Roca, but I found them through a series of web searches and links while hunting down some new music. Roxy Roca are the […]

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Mundo Musique: Wooden Shjips, Prissy Clerks, The Slow Readers Club, Joanna Gruesome, and LYON

Mundo Musique: Wooden Shjips, Prissy Clerks, The Slow Readers Club, Joanna Gruesome, and LYON

Let’s get the week started with brand new music from a couple of bands, two rocking women-fronted acts, and an emerging Canadian pop musician who’s moving up the charts. WOODEN SHJIPS Often times I think music will increasingly be driven by major labels, intense dance beats, and formulaic melodies, but then a band like Wooden Shjips (pronounced “ships”) releases a […]

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Mundo Musique: Lady Lamb The Beekeeper, The Black Lillies, and Ummagma

In today’s Mundo Musique, I take a look at one of my favorite live artists, Lady Lamb The Beekeeper who has a show coming up in Montreal, the fantastic Americana band The Black Lillies, and Ummagma, a Canadian-Ukrainian power dreampop duo. LADY LAMB THE BEEKEEPER I’ll never forget the first time I saw Lady Lamb The Beekeeper, she was opening […]

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