Category: Music

Mundo Musique: Kim Koren

Mundo Musique: Kim Koren

There are plenty of musicians who could be considered as “known artists who are unknown” – or maybe underappreciated is a better adjective. They may be musicians whose songs that you have heard throughout the years but can’t remember who sang them or artists that you had followed by lost track over time. They could be musicians who you heard […]

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Mundo Musique: Silo Halo

Mundo Musique: Silo Halo

There was a time – granted a long time ago – when indie rock was just dominated by fuzzy guitars, reverb, and chaotic, dueling rifts. Today, the diversity of indie rock sounds is quite expansive with more musicians take a brooding almost downcast approach to the genre, melding together the angst of alt-rock of the early 1990s, goth rock, and […]

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Mundo Musique: Chicago’s Twin Peaks release video for “Making Breakfast”

Mundo Musique: Chicago’s Twin Peaks release video for “Making Breakfast”

Chicago rock and rollers Twin Peaks have been poised to take the rock world by storm.  They’re about to play a bunch of shows as part of CMJ Music Festival in New York, (shows below). On top of that, they just released a new video, for the song “Making Breakfast” off of their fantastic 2nd LP Wild Onion. Wild Onion […]

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Mundo Musique: Varick – “We All Know the Rest”

Mundo Musique: Varick – “We All Know the Rest”

New York’s Keith Varick goes by just his last name, Varick.  On November 4th, Varick is going to release his debut record, Boundless EP. He recently shared “We All Know the Rest” and it’s a really cool electronic track.  At first it’s intriguing but hits its stride at about the 1 minute mark when the electronics pick up. And at […]

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Mundo Musique: Alea Rae

Mundo Musique: Alea Rae

One of the most pleasant music discoveries I’ve had recently is Westminster, British Columbia’s Alea Rae (Westminster is located just outside of Vancouver). Over the past year, the trio have publicly shared a handful of songs. Last year, they released their debut EP, Offerings, four songs of mostly brooding, indie-folk. From the album, the aptly named “Stunning Silence” shone above the […]

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Mundo Musique: New Singles from Springtime Carnivore

Mundo Musique: New Singles from Springtime Carnivore

In a couple of weeks, Springtime Carnivore – the project of Greta Morgan – will release her self-titled, debut album. Today, we take a sneak peak into the album, specifically two tracks that have been released in advance of the official record release – “Name on a Matchbook” and “Sun Went Black”. Both tracks have a ’50s & ’60s bubblegum […]

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First Impressions: Oh Susanna’s “Namedropper”

First Impressions: Oh Susanna’s “Namedropper”

On Tuesday, Massachusetts-born, Toronto-resident Suzie Ungerleider – better known as Oh Susanna – will release a collection of 14 songs that have been specially written for her by a who’s who of Canadian singer-songwriters, including Ron Sexsmith, Jim Bryson, Jim Cuddy, Royal Wood, Joel Plaskett, Keri Latimer, and several others. The concept for Namedropper was conceived with Jim Bryson, a long-time collaborator […]

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Weekend Stream (October 17): Albums from Aretha, Moore, Diamond, Hey Rosetta, Oh Susanna, Ware, Nude Beach

Weekend Stream (October 17): Albums from Aretha, Moore, Diamond, Hey Rosetta, Oh Susanna, Ware, Nude Beach

There are roughly two dozen albums coming out next week (not including the myriad of really small indie bands who might be releasing new music), including from some noteworthy legends to up-and-coming bands. Among them: The great Aretha Franklin will release on Tuesday her first album in 11 years. Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics is just that – a […]

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Mundo Musique: The Burgeoning

Mundo Musique: The Burgeoning

The Burgeoning are an indie rock four piece from Bensalem PA.  The band consists of brothers Logan (Vocals) and Alex (bass) Thierjung, guitarist Mark Menkevich, and drummer Brandon Bradley.  Their style is a pop-infused blend of indie rock, similar to that of Vampire Weekend, but with a bit more of an edge to it.  Their debut EP, Love Alchemy, Life […]

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Mundo Musique: Leon Bridges

Mundo Musique: Leon Bridges

Fort Worth, Texas singer and guitarist Leon Bridges released two incredible tracks last week, “Coming Home” and “Better Man”.  It’s 100% authentic throwback soul, and rhythm and blues.  There has been a bit of a modern revival with artists like Gary Clark Jr, but Bridges’ music feels more like early Sam Cooke, production included. And that’s not a bad thing, […]

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Mundo Musique: We Were Promised Jetpacks, “Unravelling”

Mundo Musique: We Were Promised Jetpacks, “Unravelling”

A mini post-punk resurgence might be underway. Interpol already released El Pintor, their best album sense 2002’s Antics. Now fellow post-punk / indie outfit We Were Promised Jetpacks have released Unravelling, their finest album sense their 2009 debut, These Four Walls.  As good as their debut album was, The Glasgow, Scotland-based band has still have not received the fan attention it deserves. This time out, WWPJ teams up with […]

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Mundo Musique: Meatbodies

Mundo Musique: Meatbodies

When you listen to an album for the first time, there are varying reactions. Often for me, I usually say, “That was pretty good” or “I need to hear it again”. Then there are moments where I yell, “F*&# yeah!” That’s what I uttered in my lonesome when I put on Meatbodies’ self-titled album on the weekend. When you’ve played […]

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Mundo Musique Hidden Gem: Dream Stretcher

Mundo Musique Hidden Gem: Dream Stretcher

In hearing Dream Stretcher‘s new single, “Colors”, I was immediately reminded of some of the bands we’ve highlighted on Mundo Musique over the past 1+, including Black City Lights from New Zealand, Coves, and Mozart’s Sister. Electronic, synth, ambient, chillwave, and dreamy, Dream Stretcher is an apt name for the Los Angeles duo. Composing of Clinton Van Arnam, who is […]

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First Impressions: Chris Ayler’s “808’sFTW?” EP

First Impressions: Chris Ayler’s “808’sFTW?” EP

Chris Ayler has been an artist that we’ve profiled a few times in this space, including discovering the innate talents of the then 17-year old to his collaboration with Baltimore rapper King Snxxp. Last week, the now 18-year old Ayler released his debut EP, 808’sFTW?. On the 5-track album, Chris returns to creating sonic landscapes. Wendy and Ben give their […]

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Mundo Musique: Mina Tindle “Parades”

Mundo Musique: Mina Tindle “Parades”

French singer-songwriter Pauline de Lassus, aka Mina Tindle is, as my friend Laurence described her, ”French pop music at its best”.  She spent some time in Brooklyn, NY and supplied some vocals for The National’s classic Boxer.   She’s now back in France, and last week she released Parades, a great album with songs performed in English as well as French.  […]

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Mundo Musique: Feexer

Mundo Musique: Feexer

Italian one-man band Feexer released his debut EP, Diamonds and Defects, a five track album that clocks in at about seventeen minutes.  Unlike the one man band Ben posted about yesterday, Shaky Graves, Feexer very heavily features electronic music as well as guitar and other instruments.  Feexer does blur the line between electronic and rock music, it’s really a good […]

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Mundo Musique: Shakey Graves, “And The War Came”

Mundo Musique: Shakey Graves, “And The War Came”

There are tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of individuals involved in music. Some are extremely gifted musicians, who are masterful at their craft. Many are fantastic songwriters, who could take even the most mundane chore and make it sound like the most important task to be completed. Others are great performers, who wow audiences with their dance moves, pyrotechnics, […]

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Mundo Musique: Samuel Ford

Mundo Musique: Samuel Ford

We at The Revue have a soft spot for emerging and established indie singer-songwriters. We’ve written about Sharon Van Etten, Timothy Showalter (aka Strand of Oaks), Johanna Samuels, Angel Olsen, Justin Townes Earle, Joe Fletcher, Marta Pacek, Steve Gunn, Jesse Marchant, Chad VanGaalen, Damian Jurado, Brian Lopez, Beau Austin, and countless others. Today, we look at Samuel Ford. Ford has […]

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First Impressions: Minus the Bear’s “Lost Loves”

First Impressions: Minus the Bear’s “Lost Loves”

Last week we introduced our new feature First Impressions and we took a stab at Foxygen’s …And Star Power.  The idea is to  have a few listen to the same album and provide our initial thoughts and reactions. This isn’t an album review per se, but just our musings about what really stood out in an album and some things that maybe fell […]

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Weekend Stream (October 10): Six Albums for the Weekend

Weekend Stream (October 10): Six Albums for the Weekend

Here’s your weekly six-pack of albums that are streaming this weekend, and there are some really great ones on the list. Montreal super-indie band Stars‘ No One is Lost is up on NPR for all to hear. Otherness, which is the second album by Kindness – the project of Adam Bainbridge, features guest appearances by Blood Orange (or Dev Hynes), Robyn, […]

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