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Mother Mother

Playing smart and amiable folk-rock with an alternative edge, biting wit, and a jazzy sense of sophistication, Mother Mother hail from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and true to their name they started out as a family affair. Guitarist and singer Ryan Guldemond had been writing songs and wanted to start playing them at local clubs. Feeling the tunes needed harmonies, he asked his sister Molly Guldemond to join him. Molly invited her friend Debra-Jean Creelman to add her voice to the mix, and the group's three-part harmonies were soon wowing audiences. In late 2005, Mother Mother recorded and released a self-titled and self-released CD, with bassist Jeremy Page and drummer Kenton Loewen coming aboard as the group's new rhythm section. The album sold poorly, but earned enthusiastic reviews, and helped the band score some high-profile gigs, including the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, the Montreal International Jazz Festival, the Pop Montreal Festival, and spots opening for the Wailin' Jennys, the Dears, Think About Life, and the Cat Empire. Mother Mother's solid live shows and positive press earned the attention of the Canadian label Last Gang Records, who signed the band to a deal and made plans to re-release their debut album. Given a new mix, some additional overdubs, and two new songs, the album was renamed Touch Up and fared much better commercially the second time around, as well as generating a new batch of enthusiastic reviews upon its release in early 2007. The band then underwent some lineup changes: Ali Siadat replaced Loewen on drums for 2008's O My Heart, and later that year Creelman left the band, with Jasmin Parkin joining on keyboards soon after. With their third album, 2011's Eureka, the quintet broke through commercially, hitting the Billboard Canadian Album Top Ten, followed by 2012's The Sticks, which climbed to number 11. Their success led to a deal with Universal Music Canada, and the heavier, technology-themed, synth rock sound of 2014's Very Good Bad Thing hit the Top Five and earned the band a nomination for Group of the Year at the 2015 Juno Awards. A U.S. release followed that spring on Def Jam Recordings. ~ Mark Deming & Marcy Donelson
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Mother Mother

  1.   Song
  2.   Body of Years
  3.   Letter
  4.   Hayloft
  5.   Chasing It Down
  6.   The Stand
  7.   Train of Thought
  8.   Monkey Tree
  9.   Burning Pile
  10.   Aspiring Fires
  11.   Bit By Bit
  12.   Miles
  13.   Get Out the Way
  14.   The Drugs
  15.   Ghosting
  16.   Body
  17.   Let's Fall In Love
  18.   Ball Cap
  19.   Have It Out
  20.   Reaper Man
  21.   To The Wild
  22.   Business Man
  23.   Infinitesimal
  24.   The Sticks
  25.   O My Heart
  26.   Love Stuck
  27.   Alone and Sublime
  28.   Slip Away
  29.   Dread In My Heart
  30.   Waiting For The World To End
  31.   Love It Dissipates
  32.   Happy
  33.   Little Pistol
  34.   Body Of Years/Gouge Away
  35.   Simply Simple
  36.   Far in Time
  37.   Sleep Awake
  38.   Tic Toc
  39.   All Gone
  40.   Cesspool Of Love
  41.   Carve A Name
  42.   In The Wings
  43.   Shout If You Know
  44.   Kept Down
  45.   Very Good Bad Thing
  46.   I Go Hungry
  47.   Modern Love
  48.   The Cry Forum
  49.   Omen
  50.   Latter Days
  51.   Problems
  52.   Original Spin
  53.   Wrecking Ball
  54.   Polynesia
  55.   Angry Sea
  56.   Oh Ana
  57.   Verbatim
  58.   Neighbour
  59.   Little Hands
  60.   Bright Idea
  61.   Getaway
  62.   Calm Me Down
  63.   Baby Don't Dance
  64.   Arms Tonite
  65.   Wisdom
  66.   Try to Change
  67.   Oleander
  68.   Touch Up
  69.   Legs Away
  70.   Heart Heavy
  71.   No One To Nothing
  72.   Love and Truth
  73.   Dirty Town
  74.   Born in a Flash
  75.   Get Out of the Way

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