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

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