Category: Albums

Mundo Musique: CYMBALS and Ages and Ages

Mundo Musique: CYMBALS and Ages and Ages

CYMBALS For Those Who Like: early ’80s pop (think New Order, Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys), Bear in Heaven, and The Cure If you’re looking for a fun, pop album to celebrate the arrival of spring, look no further than CYMBALS’ The Age of Fracture, the London quartet’s second LP that was released a couple of months ago. Dubbed as […]

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Mundo Musique: Wax Fang

Mundo Musique: Wax Fang

Louisville, KY based rock band Wax Fang have been making some really interesting music over the last few years. The band consists of Scott Carney and Jacob Heustis, They’ve toured with many different bands, including Man Man, My Morning Jacket, and Dr. Dog. In 2010, they released a single entitled “The Astronaut (Part 1)”. Since then they released an EP, […]

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Mundo Musique: Blouse and Suuns

Mundo Musique: Blouse and Suuns

BLOUSE For Those Who Like: Bleeding Rainbow, Beaches, ’80s R.E.M. When your debut album is widely applauded and critics and audiences anxiously await the next record, most young bands would build on their first release and aim to perfect the sound they have introduced. Well, unless you are Portland’s Blouse. In 2011, Blouse’s self-titled debut album was ten tracks of […]

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Mundo Musique: S. Carey

Bon Iver drummer Sean Carey, who releases albums as S. Carey is releasing his second LP, Range Of Light on April 1st. The Wisconsin based singer released his first solo album in 2010, We All Grow. The son of a singer, music has always surrounded Carey. He went to school and earned a degree in classical percussion. From there, he […]

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Mundo Musique: Ceiling Demons and Electric Litany

Mundo Musique: Ceiling Demons and Electric Litany

I have often stated that we are experiencing a great time for music and one could argue that this is a golden era for it. But to find some truly great music can often take some effort, whether it’s methodically scouring through the many online e-zines and blogs, attending shows in the smallest cafés and bars, searching through the boxes […]

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Mundo Musique: Revisiting Shearwater and Jesca Hoop

Mundo Musique: Revisiting Shearwater and Jesca Hoop

Over the weekend, I happened to catch two of my favorite acts, Jesca Hoop and Shearwater. I wrote about both bands in the past, but those articles were more about their most current releases, an album of covers by Shearwater, and a re-imagined and stripped down version of Jesca Hoop’s fantastic 2009 album Hunting My Dress. Neither of which are the […]

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Mundo Musique: Blood Orange (Revisited) and The Honeyrunners

Mundo Musique: Blood Orange (Revisited) and The Honeyrunners

BLOOD ORANGE For Those Who Like: Prince, Sade, Michael Jackson When Mundo Musique was first started in September 2013, Devonté Hynes – a.k.a. Blood Orange – was one of the first artists to be showcased, specifically “Chamakay”, the first single from Blood Orange’s second LP, Cupid Deluxe. Although the album was released back in November 2013 and was included on […]

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Mundo Musique: Yellow Ostrich

Mundo Musique: Yellow Ostrich

Yellow Ostrich are an indie-pop/rock band that was originally the project of Alex Schaaf. Based in Brooklyn, NY, Yellow Ostrich is now a four piece band consisting of Alex Schaaf on vocals and guitar, Michael Tapper on drums, Jared Van Fleet on keyboard and guitar, and bassist Zach Rose. On February 25th, they released their latest album, Cosmos. Cosmos is […]

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Mundo Musique: Blood Red Shoes

Mundo Musique: Blood Red Shoes

For fans of: The Duke Spirit, The Joy Formidable, Death From Above 1979, The Black Keys Blood Red Shoes are a Brighton, England based alternative rock duo. The duo consists of guitarist/vocalist Laura-Mary Carter and drummer/vocalist Steven Ansell. They released their first album, Box of Secrets, in 2008, and have just released their fourth album, the self-titled Blood Red Shoes […]

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Mundo Musique: The War on Drugs and Colornoise

Mundo Musique: The War on Drugs and Colornoise

THE WAR ON DRUGS For Those Who Like: The Traveling Wilburys, Don Henley, and Kurt Vile One of the most anticipated albums of the year comes out on Tuesday when The War on Drugs release their third album, Lost in the Dream, the follow up to the excellent Slave Ambient, which was named of the best albums of 2011 by […]

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Mundo Musique: Hurray For The Riff Raff

Mundo Musique: Hurray For The Riff Raff

One of my favorite musical cities is New Orleans. It’s a city that truly celebrates its musical roots, and that’s why it’s not surprising singer-songwriter Alynda Lee Segarra felt at home there. Segarra grew up in The Bronx, and left home at the young age of 17, riding trains and hitching rides around the country, before ending up in New […]

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Mundo Musique: Swearin’ and Womb

Mundo Musique: Swearin’ and Womb

SWEARIN’ For Those Who Like: Joanna Gruesome, Liz Phair, Connections Swearin’ makes a return on Mundo Musique, marking their second appearance – third if you include their spot on our top-81 albums of 2013 – in this space, and they deserve all the attention for their rocking take of post-punk music. But another reason to spotlight the young quartet from […]

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Mundo Musique: Lydia Loveless

Mundo Musique: Lydia Loveless

On Friday, Ben and I posted some of our favorite tracks off of some recent releases, and making that list, it’s incredible the amount of great music that has been released so far in 2014. One name that keeps coming up when I talk music in 2014 is the name of 23 year old Columbus Ohio based Alt-Country singer Lydia […]

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Mundo Musique: The Men and Arbouretum

Mundo Musique: The Men and Arbouretum

THE MEN For Those Who Like: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, North Mississippi Allstars, My Morning Jacket Since their formation in 2008, The Men have been known for being loud, fast, and hard. Known long as a post-punk band and for their intense live shows, The Men have established a loyal following in large part to releasing four LPs and […]

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Mundo Musique: The Curtis Mayflower

Mundo Musique: The Curtis Mayflower

Today is throwback Thursday, and that tag would fit Central Massachusetts band The Curtis Mayflower quite well. As a band, The Curtis Mayflower is still in its early days, they released their first full length album, Everything Beautiful is Under Attack on January 28, 2014, but their sound is definitely a throwback to the late 60’s and early 70’s. The […]

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Mundo Musique: Drive-By Truckers and Juan Wauters

Mundo Musique: Drive-By Truckers and Juan Wauters

DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS For Those Who Like: Early R.E.M., The Black Crowes, Neil Young Eighteen years since their formation, the Drive-By Truckers have slowly trudged along, riding a wave of acclaimed albums in the early years to their more recent peaks and valleys. But with English Oceans, the quintet band from Athens, Georgia has climbed to the summit with a remarkable […]

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UnChained Reviews: “Pirate Radio” by The Electric Revival

UnChained Reviews: “Pirate Radio” by The Electric Revival

The famous saying is that with great power comes great responsibility. Well, with great talent come great expectations. When you hear a great riff, you get excited. When a songs jumps out at you with energy and ferocity, you get pumped. When talent is evident, you look forward to hearing something special. In the case of Pirate Radio by The […]

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Mundo Musique: Real Estate

Mundo Musique: Real Estate

Today is my birthday, and when Real Estate announced they were going to release their album on my birthday, I couldn’t think of a better gift. Today, on March 4th 2014, Real Estate released their latest album, Atlas in North America. Since first hearing them in 2010, the New Jersey based Real Estate have become one of my favorite bands. […]

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Mundo Musique: Eagulls and The Bright Smoke

Mundo Musique: Eagulls and The Bright Smoke

EAGULLS For Those Who Like: The Men, METZ, Connections After a couple of singles, a five-track EP, and a controversial but award-winning video, Eagulls is about to soar to new heights with the release of their debut, self-titled LP on Tuesday (March 4). The Leeds, UK quintet’s self-titled album is rollicking post-punk music with a touch of shoegaze and goth. […]

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Mundo Musique: Lake Street Dive

Mundo Musique: Lake Street Dive

Lake Street Dive is one of those bands to watch in 2014.  They’ve been around for a few years already, but their latest album, Bad Self Portraits, released on February 24, has positioned them to make a huge splash in the indie music scene this year.  Lake Street Dive is composed of singer Rachel Price of Tennessee, guitarist Michael “McDuck” […]

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