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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

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

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