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

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