Bands to Watch #123: Mew

By on Wednesday, 15th July 2009 at 12:00 pm
 

Mew (album cover)‘Band to Watch’ pieces here at There Goes The Fear are usually reserved for those up and coming talents who we really love and think you should too. However, today, we’ve decided to be a little different, since the band we are focusing on aren’t that new at all. In fact, the act in question have been around a pretty hefty 15 years. Ladies and gentleman, we’re talking about the awesome Danish dream-pop come prog-rock trio that is Mew.

Ok, ok, so, many of you probably already know about the band and their beautifully abstract sounds. So what’s the point of this whole post, you may wonder? Well. We thought it was apt to write a fresh radar piece on the guys since August 24th shall see the release of Mew’s fifth album, awesomly titled (..now, wait for this) – ‘No More Stories/Are Told Today/I’m Sorry/They Washed Away/No More Stories/The World Is Grey/I’m Tired/Let’s Wash Away’. Produced by Rick Costley (who has worked with the likes of Nine Inch Nails, Franz Ferdinand and Glasvegas), the album is said to be one humongously epic, experimental masterpiece filled with “dream-inspired lyrics, tricky shifting keys and time signatures, labyrinthine arrangements of overlapping, unexpected harmonies and sugary heaven-bound vocals”. I’m sure you’ll agree it all sounds incredibly trippy, and judging by the sneek previews the band have provided over on their MySpace page, Mew certainly seem set on taking us on one hell of a mystical-ride with the upcoming ‘No More Stories’.

Pre-order ‘No More Stories’ over at Amazon.co.uk now for £8.98. Mew are on tour in November – catch our full listing here.

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