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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. In November 2016 Mother Mother issued a new single, "The Drugs," in anticipation of their upcoming sixth studio long-player, No Culture, which arrived the following year. ~ Mark Deming & Marcy Donelson
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  1.   Song
  2.   Body of Years
  3.   Chasing It Down
  4.   Hayloft
  5.   The Stand
  6.   The Drugs
  7.   Baby Don't Dance
  8.   Little Pistol
  9.   Sleep Awake
  10.   All Gone
  11.   Have It Out
  12.   Monkey Tree
  13.   Get Out the Way
  14.   Bit By Bit
  15.   The Cry Forum
  16.   Born in a Flash
  17.   Letter
  18.   Worry
  19.   Touch Up
  20.   Mouth of the Devil
  21.   Free
  22.   Carve A Name
  23.   Modern Love
  24.   Dirty Town
  25.   Little Hands
  26.   Empty Hands
  27.   Family
  28.   Back in School
  29.   Love Stuck
  30.   Cesspool Of Love
  31.   Kept Down
  32.   Very Good Bad Thing
  33.   I Go Hungry
  34.   Reaper Man
  35.   To The Wild
  36.   Dread In My Heart
  37.   Love It Dissipates
  38.   Happy
  39.   Business Man
  40.   Omen
  41.   Simply Simple
  42.   Oleander
  43.   Getaway
  44.   Aspiring Fires
  45.   Miles
  46.   Arms Tonite
  47.   Ghosting
  48.   Body
  49.   Wisdom
  50.   O My Heart
  51.   Angry Sea
  52.   Train of Thought
  53.   Neighbour
  54.   Tic Toc
  55.   Slip Away
  56.   Body Of Years/Gouge Away
  57.   Ball Cap
  58.   Cut the String
  59.   Everything Is Happening
  60.   No Culture
  61.   Baby Boy
  62.   In The Wings
  63.   Alone and Sublime
  64.   Shout If You Know
  65.   Waiting For The World To End
  66.   Let's Fall In Love
  67.   Problems
  68.   Original Spin
  69.   Far in Time
  70.   Polynesia
  71.   Oh Ana
  72.   Legs Away
  73.   Verbatim
  74.   Try to Change
  75.   Love and Truth
  76.   Latter Days
  77.   Infinitesimal
  78.   Calm Me Down
  79.   Bright Idea
  80.   The Sticks
  81.   Burning Pile
  82.   Wrecking Ball

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