Category: The Revue

Mundo Musique: Beach Day, “Native Echoes”

Mundo Musique: Beach Day, “Native Echoes”

For Those Who Like: Best Coast, The Balconies, The Dum Dum Girls, The History of Apple Pie Inspired by ’60s girl-pop and influenced by the surf-pop of Best Coast and the indie jangle-pop of The Dum Dum Girls in their early years, Beach Day’s sophomore album, Native Echoes, is a fun album to end the summer. For that matter, it might the album […]

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Mundo 5: Five Artists You Must See Live

Mundo 5: Five Artists You Must See Live

This week’s list is dedicated to those “lesser-known” artists or bands that you should see live. To determine whether an individual or collective qualified as “lesser known”, they had to have fewer than 50,000 likes on Facebook – yes, Facebook. We didn’t know what other metric to use, so we went the easy route. So with that, we present to […]

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Mundo Musique Hidden Gem: Ola Podrida

Mundo Musique Hidden Gem: Ola Podrida

David Wingo produces beautiful sweeping folk music under the moniker Ola Podrida. Like a lot of modern singer song writers, Ola Podrida was originally a bedroom project started in 2005 in Texas. Wingo’s music career up to this point had included him scoring a handful of movies for his friend David Gordon Green. After recording tracks that would later become […]

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Weekend Stream for August 22: J Mascis, Ty Segall, The New Pornographers, The Wytches, Shovels & Rope, and Merchandise

Weekend Stream for August 22: J Mascis, Ty Segall, The New Pornographers, The Wytches, Shovels & Rope, and Merchandise

A more manageable number of albums this week. Most NPR, Pitchfork Advance, and NY Times Press Play streams are available to most listeners in the US, Canada, the UK, and abroad. CBC Music and Exclaim.ca is available to Canadian listeners. NME and The Guardian are for UK listeners. J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. fame will release Tied to a Star […]

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Hidden Gem: Fox and The Law

Hidden Gem: Fox and The Law

Seattle rockers Fox And The Law bring a bit of a throwback rock feel to their music, recalling bands like T-Rex and Black Sabbath. Killer guitar riffs, heavy hitting drums, oohs and ahhs, it’s all there and it’s all awesome.  Fox and The Law are the brainchild of founder Guy Keltner, and he’s put together a group of fine musicians, […]

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Mundo Musique: A Shoreline Dream

Mundo Musique: A Shoreline Dream

Denver, CO based shoegazers A Shoreline Dream’s fourth LP, The Silent Sunrise is due out on September 9. A Shoreline Dream have gained notoriety over the last few years, especially overseas for working with producers like Ulrich Schnauss, and Kramer, and they’ve drawn comparisons to bands like Sigur Ros, Slowdive, and Placebo. They released a gorgeous, hypnotizing 11 track album […]

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Twelve Years of Hair

Twelve Years of Hair

BOYHOOD Director: Richard Linklater The Mayfair Theatre, August 15 – 28 When prodded for opinion upon exiting the theatre I shrugged and coyly blurted, “Meh”. That was just a bit of fun, as everyone surely knows, Boyhood has been showered with universal acclaim and declared a landmark cinematic masterpiece. Shot over a twelve-year span with the same cast, Boyhood lets […]

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Mundo Musique: Orenda Fink, “Blue Dream”

Mundo Musique: Orenda Fink, “Blue Dream”

For Those Who Like: Beck, Luluc, Marissa Nadler Earlier this year, Beck released the excellent Morning Phase, a low-key, melodic album that examined the human condition in all its forms. The album has been applauded and acclaimed for its simplicity yet stunning craftsmanship, taking hush notes and textures to create an atmospheric vibe. If there is to be an addendum to […]

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Mundo Musique: The Tills

Mundo Musique: The Tills

Check out if you like: The Replacements, Deer Tick, Badass Rock & Roll the way it should be Asheville, North Carolina psych rockers The Tills are about to unleash their next EP, Howlin’ upon us. The six-track EP is due out August 26, it’s gritty rock and roll, and it’s pure badassery. It was mixed and recorded by Mitch Easter, […]

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Hidden Gem: Elijah Ocean

Hidden Gem: Elijah Ocean

Check out if you dig: Drive-By Truckers, Hiss Golden Messenger, Gregory Alan Isakov, Dawes, The Band Elijah Ocean is releasing a new LP in October of this year, titled Bring It All In. Ocean has released some beautiful folk music in the past, his 2012 record Tumble & Fall (stream that here) was just stunning, and I’ve been eagerly awaiting something […]

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Mundo Musique: Benjamin Booker

Mundo Musique: Benjamin Booker

For Those Who Like: Gary Clark, Jr., Chuck Berry, Jack White, B. Hamilton He’s been applauded for his fiery performance at Newport Folk Festival. He was picked to open Jack White’s latest tour. He’s being acknowledged as a guitar wunderkind for his combination of deft touch, slaying, and gritty, bluesy style. For many, this would mark the high points of […]

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Album Review: Ace Frehley’s still a Space Invader

Album Review: Ace Frehley’s still a Space Invader

Ok, Ace fans. In the 21 Century, Ace has reclaimed his title of geetar god, and had proven himself (finally!) as a album recording artist. 2009’s Anomaly was a fine return to form for a guy who shredded on all of Kiss’ earliest records, and found himself solo success back in 1978. The 80s and 90s were a tough haul […]

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Mundo Musique Hidden Gem: Cariad Harmon

Mundo Musique Hidden Gem: Cariad Harmon

Five years ago, Cariad Harmon released her debut album, Four Letters, a tender, vulnerable album of love and lost. It’s an album that echos of Norah Jones and Holly Cole with its melodic undertones and gorgeous harmonies. The opener “Let It Go” and the stunning “Four Letters” best reflect the blue-eyed soul and adult contemporary of the two aforementioned songstresses. […]

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Mundo Musique: Celebration’s “Albumin”

Mundo Musique: Celebration’s “Albumin”

In her review of Celebration’s Albumin, Alice Severin of the music blog Northern Transmissions asked the question that I have long pondered, “(W)hy isn’t this band better known?” Really, why aren’t more people celebrating the exploits of the Baltimore quintet that makes some of the best art-rock-synth music in the business? While frontwoman Katrina Ford has received notoriety for her […]

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Mundo 5: Memorable Actors-Turned-Musicians Moments

Mundo 5: Memorable Actors-Turned-Musicians Moments

In honor of Michael Cera’s unexpected solo album (which is a pretty good folk album that you can stream on his Bandcamp site), we’re dedicating our list to five “memorable” moments when actors tried their hand at music. Some of them are memorable for good reasons and others, well, let’s just say we appreciate the effort and for giving us […]

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Weekend Stream for August 15: Nine Albums to Stream

Weekend Stream for August 15: Nine Albums to Stream

There are approximately 35 new albums coming out next week. Some of those albums were listed in last week’s Weekend Stream (namely by JJ and Sarah Jaffe). This week, we highlight nine albums that you might want to listen to: The self-titled album by Benjamin Booker, the 22-year old guitar master, is streaming on CBC Music and NPR. You don’t want […]

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Mundo Musique: Alt-J releases “Every Other Freckle”

Mundo Musique: Alt-J releases “Every Other Freckle”

English Indie rockers Alt-J made a name for themselves with An Awesome Wave, their debut LP. Full of strange songs and weird sounds, Alt-J became an unlikely success. With their latest single “Every Other Freckle”, they build on the weirdness. “Every Other Freckle” features the distinctive low bass rumble we’re used to, and the impressive harmonies we’ve come to expect […]

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Mundo Musique Hidden Gem: Gilmore Boys

Mundo Musique Hidden Gem: Gilmore Boys

Upstate New York folk group, Gilmore Boys released a gorgeous EP Future Unlike Any Past earlier this year.  Today’s hidden gem is the title track from that EP.  It’s a beautiful folk track full of acoustic guitar, and fiddle and emotionally charged vocals. http://gilmoreboys.bandcamp.com/ https://www.facebook.com/gilmoreboys https://twitter.com/MarcianoTerence https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiLKoA3OiXw

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Mundo Musique: Nicole Atkins Remixed

Mundo Musique: Nicole Atkins Remixed

Earlier this year, New Jersey based singer-songwriter Nicole Atkins released her amazing “dark disco” record Slow Phaser. This week, she released two singles of remixed songs from the record from producers Eddie Mars and Tim “Love” Lee.  Mars takes the already danceable “Who Killed the Moonlight” and somehow makes it even moreso.  Love takes “Girl You Look Amazing” and turns it […]

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Mundo Musique: The Triumphant Return of Christopher Denny

Mundo Musique: The Triumphant Return of Christopher Denny

For Those Who Like:Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, Justin Townes Earle From Christopher Denny‘s story to the music on his second LP, If the Roses Don’t Kill Us, it may seem a more appropriate album title would have been Jubilant or Jubilation. For starters (and if you were not already aware), If the Roses Don’t Kill Us is Denny’s first album in seven years. In the […]

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