Eureka

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
An announcer's voice begins Mother Mother's third album, Eureka, with the words, "Commonplace things seem to have great significance," after which a female voice cheerily calls out, "Hi!" It's a good introduction to another collection of Ryan Guldemond's quirky songs, on which he is accompanied by his sister Molly and Jasmin Parkin. On "The Stand," the album's first single, Guldemond is posed silly musical questions by the women and provides silly musical answers. ("Tell me your weakness." "Oh, I keep it a secret." "Oh, come on, just one vice." "Okay, it's vodka on ice.") It suggests the absurdist interaction of the singers in the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
An announcer's voice begins Mother Mother's third album, Eureka, with the words, "Commonplace things seem to have great significance," after which a female voice cheerily calls out, "Hi!" It's a good introduction to another collection of Ryan Guldemond's quirky songs, on which he is accompanied by his sister Molly and Jasmin Parkin. On "The Stand," the album's first single, Guldemond is posed silly musical questions by the women and provides silly musical answers. ("Tell me your weakness." "Oh, I keep it a secret." "Oh, come on, just one vice." "Okay, it's vodka on ice.") It suggests the absurdist interaction of the singers in the B-52's, except that the music is Beatlesque mid-'60s pop
ock and Guldemond sounds more like Jack White than Fred Schneider. His odd sense of humor extends to the song's coda, on which he repeatedly clips the "F" word from a line ("Everyone's f***ed, and they don't even know"), then playfully says it anyway, and chuckles. So what if that send-up of the fig-leaf censorship rules will earn the album an "explicit lyrics" listing? Guldemond and his friends are intent on amusing themselves here, and more often than not, they succeed in entertaining their listeners as well.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/15/2011
  • Label: Last Gang Records
  • UPC: 060270128729
  • Catalog Number: 201287
  • Sales rank: 51,980

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Chasing It Down (4:10)
  2. 2 The Stand (2:56)
  3. 3 Baby Don't Dance (3:30)
  4. 4 Original Spin (3:32)
  5. 5 Born In a Flash (3:11)
  6. 6 Simply Simple (3:32)
  7. 7 Problems (3:27)
  8. 8 Aspiring Fires (3:34)
  9. 9 Getaway (3:39)
  10. 10 Far In Time (3:20)
  11. 11 Oleander (3:20)
  12. 12 Calm Me Down (4:42)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mother Mother Primary Artist
Jesse Zubot Violin
Peggy Lee Cello
Shawn Penner Percussion
Aaron Nordean Background Vocals
Ryan Guldemond Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Molly Guldemond Synthesizer, Vocals, Group Member
Casey Guldemond Background Vocals
Ali Siadat Drums, Background Vocals, Group Member
Jasmin Parkin Keyboards, Vocals, Group Member
Technical Credits
Andy VanDette Mastering
Ryan Dahle Engineer
Howard Redekopp Engineer
Shawn Penner Engineer
Mother Mother Arranger
Ryan Guldemond Composer, Producer
Molly Guldemond Artwork
Ali Siadat Composer
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