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

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