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

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