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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. 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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Mother Mother

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

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