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

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