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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

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

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