MEWITHOUTYOU - [UNTILTED]

MEWITHOUTYOU - [UNTILTED]

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Since their formation in 2001, mewithoutYou have become a standard-bearer for their genre (whatever genre that may be).

Across six full-length albums and a handful of EPs, the Philadelphia bandÌ_Ì_́‰ÛÓ̤Ì_ÌÇÌ_•À_Ì_ÌÇÌ_̍alternately labelled experimental punk, post-hardcore, indie rock, etc.Ì_Ì_́‰ÛÓ̤Ì_ÌÇÌ_•À_Ì_ÌÇÌ_̍have long put a premium on progression, never anchoring themselves to a single sound and instead gracefully wandering across stylistic lines.

It's that same spirit that informed the band's upcoming seventh album [Untitled], their second for Run For Cover Records, as well as its accompanying EP [untitled].

With [Untitled] and [untitled], mewithoutYou have created a body of work that is heartbreaking, surreal, and downright revelatory, but still mighty fun. Its scope can be detected in the music as well as Weiss' words, as he solemnly plumbs the depths of his soul without losing a certain lighthearted optimism. "I guess I need to hit rock bottom and experience some kind of quasi-trauma. It tends to sharpen my senses and strip away what's superfluous and leave me with a more bare bones, crystalline understanding of where I'm at," he explains. "It also helps my otherwise impoverished sense of humour. After all, it's a pretty silly thing we're doing."

Their finest work to date, [Untitled] and [untitled] secure the band's position as a pacesetter in the world of thoughtful, aggressive music.

"Indicative of the heavier vibe that the band talked about - it's the closest they've come to Fugazi-ish post-hardcore since their 2002 debut"‰۪ÌàÌ_ÌÇ_- Brooklyn Vegan

"Endearingly enigmatic"‰۪ÌàÌ_ÌÇ_- AltPress

1. 9:27a.m., 7/29
2. Julia (or, 'Holy to the LORD' on the Bells of Horses)
3. Another Head for Hydra
4. [dormouse sighs]
5. Winter Solstice
6. Flee, Thou Matadors!
7. Tortoises All the Way Down
8. 2,459 Miles
9. Wendy & Betsy
10. New Wine, New Skins
11. Michael, Row Your Boat Ashore
12. Break on Through (to the Other Side) [pt. Two]