Mew makes magical music. Alliteration Foreva!!! - Oh My Rockness

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Mew makes magical music. Alliteration Foreva!!!

August 17, 2009
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Denmark's Mew make dramatic music. It's grand, it's theatrical, it's climactic and it's ultimately uplifting. And it's made by only three dudes! This is melodic pop music full of falsetto, soaring synths, and cathartic guitars. And somehow, it rocks out, too.

I still listen to their record, And the Glass-Handed Kites, when I need a reminder that music can still be ambitious, can still take risks, and can still sound like there's a thoughtful process to making an album. And you know what? Their newest record, No More Stories Are Told..., is even better! It might make my year end Best of 2009 album list --- a no greater honor can ever be bestowed upon a band!

There's a twinge of darkness that hovers over these songs (they are from Scandinavia, after all), but to call it gloom-pop would be misleading. Don't think Joy Division or The Cure, think Amadeus hanging out at a carnival.

BUY TICKETS TO SEE MEW (OPENING FOR NINE INCH NAILS) AT ARAGON BALLROOM (AUGUST 28TH)!


BUY TICKETS TO SEE MEW (OPENING FOR NINE INCH NAILS) AT ARAGON BALLROOM (AUGUST 29TH)!


Mew opens two shows for Nine Inch Nails at the Aragon, Friday, August 28th, and Saturday, August 29th.

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