mewithoutyou – It’s All Crazy! It’s All False! It’s All A Dream! It’s Alright!

mewithoutyou It’s All Crazy! It’s All False! It’s All A Dream! It’s Alright:

Mewithoutyou are back with another honest album. What it’s honest about is a little hard to tell. Aaron Weiss’s lyrics have become more obscure, but also remain meaningful. While they all seem to have a religious overtone, one can read more than in each song. Aaron’s voice is powerful and his singing has improved greatly. The band has never sounded tighter nor have they been so musically experimental; dabbling in straight-up indie rock, zydeco music, and other unexpected genres of music. Tubas, xylophones, and even baptist revivalist choirs are heard sprinkled through the album. While on paper this sounds like a mess, but Michael Weiss and the rest of the band are more than capable of pulling this off and making it catchy. This is the best that mewithoutyou has released so far and that’s saying something considering their string of good releases.

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The Shadow Ring-Life Review(1993-2003)

The Shadow Ring Life Review(1993-2003):

Confrontational buzzing and clanging topped with strange poetry read in a monotone voice. Listening to this disk is a process in and of itself. The music will probably give you a headache, but if you work your way through it the tenseness and pressure that this music builds up provides for a great cathartic release. The mood the music will put you in, will make the lyrics seem all the more strange and poignant. Amazing, but extremely difficult.

Rating: 15/15 Tylenol recommendations

mewithoutyou – Brother, Sister

mewithoutyou Brother, Sister:

An album about faith that doesn’t come off as schmaltzy or lame? Color me impressed. Honest lyrics about struggles with faith and what not are sung honestly. Plus the musician ship is pretty top notch.

Rating: 14/15 promise rings