Category: Spotlight

Mundo Musique: KYIKI – ‘One’

Mundo Musique: KYIKI – ‘One’

KYIKI is Ellie Fletcher, a vocalist with Crystal Fighters and the band has been extensively touring for the past four years. Fletcher has recently had a break from touring and now comes through with her new solo project, KYIKI. Her debut track ‘One’ has sweeping and melodic vocals that are backed by dark synths and expansive basslines. Her addition into the synthpop genre is […]

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Mundo Musique: Ultimate Painting

Mundo Musique: Ultimate Painting

Ultimate Painting are releasing their self-titled debut record on October 28.  Ultimate Painting is made up of James Hoare of Veronica Falls and Jack Cooper of Mazes.  I gave the album a spin and it’s really good.  It’s got a lot of an old classic rock vibe to it, at times it feels very much like a mid 60’s British […]

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Mundo Musique: Tennis – Ritual in Repeat

Mundo Musique: Tennis – Ritual in Repeat

Tennis has been busy sense breaking into the indie music blogosphere with early singles “South Carolina” and “Baltimore” back in 2010. Since then the Denver, Colorado based duo has released three proper LPs, toured endlessly, issued an EP, and has remained a constant fixture in the indie music scene. Tennis is made up of husband and wife Patrick Riley and […]

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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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A Quick Conversation with………..Astronauts

A Quick Conversation with………..Astronauts

Astronauts is a solo project from UK artist Dan Carney, previously of East London alt-folkers Dark Captain. I first heard the single ‘Skydive’ and knew that Dan was onto something. The Skydive single from the Hollow Ponds LP garnered numerous views on soundcloud and also with the video on youtube.  There are some notable remixes of the track as well, most recently posted by Broke […]

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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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Sofar Sounds Review: Austin, TX ACL Edition-10.11.14

Sofar Sounds Review: Austin, TX ACL Edition-10.11.14

If you are not familiar, Sofar Sounds is a great way to discover new music with very good up and coming or not quite “discovered” bands. If you peruse the Sofar Sounds global you tube channel you will find the likes of Bastille, Sylvan Esso, Hozier and many other great artists that agreed to play in a secret location, most likely […]

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Mundo 5: Five Glaring Omissions from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Mundo 5: Five Glaring Omissions from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Last week, the Rock and Roll Hall Fame released its list of 15 nominees under consideration to be elected into immortality within its four walls. The public is invited to select up to five of the artists, and the fan ballot will make up one vote alongside those of the Hall’s voting members. The nominees are: Bill Withers, Chic, Green […]

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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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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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The Weather Can’t Stop Beau’s Oktoberfest – Day Two

The Weather Can’t Stop Beau’s Oktoberfest – Day Two

The second day of Beau’s Oktoberfest was looking like it could be a disaster, at least as far as the weather goes. The forecast was calling for heavy rain, never a good combination when there are thousands of people trouncing around a big open field. I’m sure there was heavy rain in the afternoon but I purposely timed my arrival […]

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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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