Touch Up

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All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
A remixed, resequenced version of what had been Mother Mother's D.I.Y. self-titled debut from 2006, Touch Up is an engagingly quirky folk-rock record strongly reminiscent of both the Roches and the trio's Vancouver compatriots the Be Good Tanyas. The biggest difference is that one-third of the trio, singer-guitarist Ryan Guldemond, is a boy-type person with a voice considerably less sweet than those of his sister Molly Guldemond and family friend Debra-Jean Creelman: his yelping leads on "Verbatim" and "Neighbour" show why Molly and Debra-Jean's close harmonies are the dominant factor here. But as long as the girls are handling the lead vocals, the songs on Touch Up are ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
A remixed, resequenced version of what had been Mother Mother's D.I.Y. self-titled debut from 2006, Touch Up is an engagingly quirky folk-rock record strongly reminiscent of both the Roches and the trio's Vancouver compatriots the Be Good Tanyas. The biggest difference is that one-third of the trio, singer-guitarist Ryan Guldemond, is a boy-type person with a voice considerably less sweet than those of his sister Molly Guldemond and family friend Debra-Jean Creelman: his yelping leads on "Verbatim" and "Neighbour" show why Molly and Debra-Jean's close harmonies are the dominant factor here. But as long as the girls are handling the lead vocals, the songs on Touch Up are charmingly jagged bits of alt-folk very much akin to the Roches' '70s and '80s flirtations with art rock, new wave and modern jazz. The title track in particular, a pop
ock gem with slightly neurotic lyrics about makeovers, would fit perfectly on the New York sisters' albums. On its own merits, Touch Up has its flaws -- Ryan's weak lead vocals, some distractingly gimmicky vocal arrangements that seem to be hiding the album's less melodically developed songs -- but they're offset by the trio's likeably odd lyrical obsessions and playful ease.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/8/2007
  • Label: Last Gang Records
  • UPC: 060270093928
  • Catalog Number: 200939
  • Sales rank: 378,224

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Dirty Town (2:32)
  2. 2 Polynesia (2:19)
  3. 3 Angry Sea (3:05)
  4. 4 Oh Ana (3:17)
  5. 5 Legs Away (3:53)
  6. 6 Love and Truth (3:35)
  7. 7 Train of Thought (2:41)
  8. 8 Verbatim (2:48)
  9. 9 Neighbour (4:39)
  10. 10 Ball Cap (3:20)
  11. 11 Tic Toc (1:31)
  12. 12 Touch Up (3:53)
  13. 13 Little Hands (2:27)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mother Mother Primary Artist
Phil Comparelli Trumpet
Kurt Dahle Drums
Howard Redekopp Bass
David Spidel Bass, Double Bass
Kenton Loewen Drums, Group Member
Ryan Guldemond Synthesizer, Guitar, Percussion, Vocals, Group Member
Molly Guldemond Vocals, Group Member
Jeremy Page Bass, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Group Member
Technical Credits
Craig Waddell Mastering
Howard Redekopp Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Shawn Penner Engineer
Mother Mother Composer, Audio Production
Molly Guldemond Artwork
Jeremy Page Artwork
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