June 20, 2010: mewithoutYou / David Bazan / TBA @ Bottletree
Great music asks something from us. It's not enough just to listen. The best albums move us because we've responded to their wake-up calls.
That's the kind of invitation mewithoutYou first issued on its full-length debut, [A -> B Life], seven years ago. Those needing something better found just that where they first encountered the Philly-based group, whether on a disc or in a sweaty venue. And over the course of three albums and several hundred mesmerizing shows, audiences have consistently heard something dramatic and altogether different from mewithoutYou. Spirits have been jolted and calmed, in equal measures.
Oh wake up, sleepers.
Fans have long anticipated the fourth wake-up call from mewithoutYouit's all crazy! it's all false! it's all a dream! it's alright. Following the expansive Brother, Sister, the album is another daring adventure charted by frontman Aaron Weiss, guitarist Michael Weiss, bassist Greg Jehanian, and drummer Rickie Mazzotta. Helping to further stretch the group's boundaries is the production duo of indie dynamo Daniel Smith (Danielson Familie) and Philly workhorse Brian McTear (Mazarin, Matt Pond PA).
Anyone familiar with [A -> B Life] and the sophomore Catch for Us the Foxes knows the band's intensity rests largely on the anguished wondering of Weiss's lyrics. There have always been more questions than answers ("How can this great love be inside of me?" "What new mystery is this?"). This latest offering begins where Brother, Sister left off, with a series of meditations on forgiveness, love, death, and the illusions of selfall set to indelible melodies, lush compositions, and rousing choruses.
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