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

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