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

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