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

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