Category: The Revue

49 Above: Dinner Belles, “The River and The Willow”

49 Above: Dinner Belles, “The River and The Willow”

In another feature, Vancouver was spoken about as a great Canadian city for music, arguably moreso than Toronto and Montreal with its diversity. But what about a smaller city, one not considered a sprawling metropolis? Look no further than Hamilton, Ontario. Home to about 500,000 people and located about an hour west of Toronto, Hamilton is known as Canada’s equivalent […]

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Mundo Musique: Blank Cinema

Mundo Musique: Blank Cinema

If I had come across Blank Cinema earlier, they likely would have made our list of modern bands that are unabashedly retro. Composed of Jake Fox, Pat Lok (who has worked closely with Bear Mountain), Naomi Horii, Justin James, and Matthew F. Perry, Blank Cinema is self-described as “David Byrne and New Order in a blender”, and there are definitely […]

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Mundo Musique: Wilder Maker – “Hope Springs”

Mundo Musique: Wilder Maker – “Hope Springs”

New York’s Wilder Maker is the project of multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Birnbaum. His last LP, 2013’s Year of Endless Light is outstanding, and Wilder Maker is following that up with a new EP, Everyday Crimes Against Objects of Desire, Vol I, which is out November 18.  Ahead of the EP, Wilder Maker is sharing the track “Hope Springs”.  It’s a really […]

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Mundo Musique: The Deltahorse

Mundo Musique: The Deltahorse

Indie/Alt trio The Deltahorse is an interesting collaborative project. The members of the band have never been in a room together, it’s made up of Sash, from Berlin, Dana Colley of Boston, and for their upcoming single, features Irish vocalist Vadim Zeberg.  The single, “Easy Life” will be released on November 18, but you can stream it below. “Easy Life” […]

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Mundo Musique: TRISTEN

Mundo Musique: TRISTEN

Tristen Gaspadarek – who simply goes by the moniker TRISTEN – is, in many ways, living the indie musician’s dream. In 2011, the Lansing, Illinois-born songwriter, who now makes Nashville home, released her second LP, Charlatans at the Garden Gate, a captivating array of indie pop and folk music that was applauded by many critics, including Rolling Stone and Spin magazine. American Songwriter […]

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Mundo Musique: Ought Return with “Once More with Feeling”

Mundo Musique: Ought Return with “Once More with Feeling”

Earlier this year, Montreal-based Ought released one of the best and mind-blowing debut LPs of 2014 with More Than Any Other Day. Less than six months later, the quartet of ex-pats (from Australia and the US) who met at McGill University have released another album, a four-track EP titled Once More with Feeling. Like Other Day and 2012’s New Calm, […]

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Mundo 12: Guitar Gods & Goddesses You Ought to Know

Mundo 12: Guitar Gods & Goddesses You Ought to Know

It’s obvious that there are thousands upon thousands of great guitarists around the world, and many of them are considered to be among the all-time greats. We dedicate this list to possibly some lesser-known guitarists – or musicians not always appreciated for their plucking skills – that make up the next wave of guitar gods and goddesses. As such, you […]

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First Impressions: Flaming Lips’ “With a Little Help from My Fwends”

First Impressions: Flaming Lips’ “With a Little Help from My Fwends”

Flaming Lips have made some of the most interesting albums in their more than 30 years together as band. They essentially define what psychedelic music – not just the multi-layered approach they’ve taken but also the oft-kilter and often otherworldly lyrics. And just when you think the Lips have done it all, they’ve decided to take what might be their […]

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Weekend Stream: New Music for October 24

Weekend Stream: New Music for October 24

Once again, here are a list of albums streaming this weekend for your listening pleasure. These albums drop on Tuesday, so have a sneak peak now. Canadian legend Bruce Cockburn will be releasing a box set of music from across his near 40 years in music. Rumours of Glory contains over 100 songs from his career plus 16 rare and previously unreleased […]

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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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