Thursday, August 19, 2010

What's That Sound?

Going to talk about a great Danish band today by the name of Mew. They have a melodic sound that can't really be put into one specific category but if you want the band's opinion then they refer to themselves as "pretentious art rock", jokingly. Mainly noticable by lead singer's Jonas Bjerre falsetto, the band have released 5 albums so far A Triumph For Man, Half The World Is Watching Me, Frengers, And The Glass Handed Kites and 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. For the track "Why Are You Looking Grave?" they managed to get J Mascis (of Dinosaur Jr fame) to do guest vocals. Another interesting fact about their last album No More the opening track, "New Terrain", if played backwards reveals another song entitled "Nervous" which is added as a bonus track to the vinyl edition of the album. Sink in:

"She Came Home For Christmas"

"Am I Wry? No"


"Comforting Sounds"

"The Zookeeper's Boy"

"Introducing Palace Players"

Mew are another one those bands that will slip through the cracks but if you manage to hold on they may not be lost forever...

1 comment:

  1. Mew is one of my favourite bands, more people need to hear them!