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Mew at Bowery Ballroom (August 3, 2017)

By Will Oliver, August 30th 2017

It still perplexes me that Danish rockers Mew aren’t able to play huge places here in America, despite doing so back at home and elsewhere. Their music just has this natural larger-than-life quality that sounds huge when you’re blasting them at home, but on an entirely different level live. They deserve to be playing much larger places than the likes of Bowery Ballroom (or Webster Hall), but considering I get to see a band of their quality in such a great tiny venue, I really can’t complain.

They have been consistently putting out great, mostly overlooked records (at least here) for 20 years now and returned earlier this year with their seventh album, Visuals (released via Play It Again Sam). They’re currently touring in support of the album and kicked off the U.S. leg of their tour with a performance at Bowery Ballroom on August 3.
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Mew at Webster Hall (October 10, 2015)

By Will Oliver, January 9th 2016 — with 1 comment

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In 2005, while browsing music blogs, I discovered a bunch of wonderful tracks called “Apocalypso,” “The Zookeeper’s Boy” and “Special.” It turns out they were from a Danish rock group known as Mew, from an album called And the Glass Handed Kites. I instantly fell in love with the group and haven’t looked back since.

Since then, I made it a mission to see the group live, but timing just never quite worked out, and I never got the chance to catch them live.

I finally got my moment with them this year, with the release of their somewhat underappreciated new record + – (released via Play It Again Sam). They stopped into New York for a performance at Webster Hall on October 10 and it was a special night indeed. As if getting to see them wasn’t enough, the show featured an opening set from The Dodos. Safe to say, it was a good night.

Find shots of both Mew and The Dodos posted below.
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[new]: Mew – “Water Slides”

By Will Oliver, March 11th 2015


Danish rockers Mew will return with new album +/- on April 28 via Play It Again Sam. It’s the first album from them in six years (since 2009’s No More Stories Are Told Today…).

Today they released a new album cut called “Water Slides.” They released an edited version of the a peaceful meditative track, one that captures a truly dreamy and mesmerizing atmosphere that is all around pleasant. This follows the previously released first single “Satellites” which was a bit more large-scale.

Find both “Water Slides” and “Satellites” posted below. Hopefully we’ll get some new U.S. tour dates soon, aside from their stops at SXSW.
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Mew – Do You Love It?

By Will Oliver, January 10th 2011

Check out the monstrous riff in “Do You Love It?”, a new song featured in Mew’s compilation album Eggs Are Funny. It’s a career retrospective, and “Do You Love It?” is a previously unreleased song that was included on the album.

This is too solid of a song to not have made any album. Stream it below:

Do You Love It by mewwire

[new] Tennis – Take Me Somewhere

By Will Oliver, November 9th 2010 — with 2 comments

Tennis have given us the first taste of debut album Cape Dory that isn’t one of the songs included on their early 7″ releases. Today the band released “Take Me Somewhere” as a free download. The band flips the switch to an older era, giving us a sweet vintage pop sound to fall in love with. This is a husband and wife team that make sounds reflecting their love for one another. If this is what love sounds like, I’m game for tennis.

[mp3]: Tennis – Take Me Somewhere

Cape Dory will be released on January 18th via Fat Possum.

[NEW] Mew – Introducing Palace Players

By Will Oliver, June 16th 2009 — with 2 comments

Danish people are the happiest people in the entire world. I would be quite happy if Mew came from my home country too. Mew may only be 4 guys, but they can make rock sound fucking epic! Mew’s music comes off like they are 30 members deep making a sound that the gods can here. Honestly, it is hard to believe that Mew isn’t bigger than they already are.

Mew don’t like taking the conventional route when it comes to album titles. Anyway, Mew are back with the followup to their great album And The Glass Handed Kites. Their new album is due August 25th, and it is titled 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. Yes that is correct! How is that for epic?

It is actually supposed to be read as a poem. Sort-of like 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

Anyway, I would like to share the first single off the new album. It is titled “Introducing Palace Players” and of course it is fantastic. It starts off with a funky guitar riff, with some off-key synths playing with your mind. It has the Mew stamp all over it with those haunting vocals and atmosphere. I swear, there is just something about these guys. No one can duplicate their sound.

I am very intrigued to see how the rest of the album turns out. After a promising first single, it is looking good.

[mp3] : Mew – Introducing Palace Players

If you need a reminder of how good Mew can be check out a highlight from And The Glass Handed Kites:

[mp3] : Mew – Apocalypso

Au.Ra – “Set The Scene”

By Will Oliver, December 4th 2017

Australian electro-rock duo Au.Ra is made up of Tim Jenkins and Tom Crandles and this summer they released their sophomore album Cultivations, which was released via Felte. We previously shared album cuts “Nowhere” and “Applause” and today we are back to share the rich dreamy goodness of “Set The Scene.”

The band themselves say that the track is about heartache, desire, and suicide, influenced by Leo Tolstoy’s The Devil.” “Set The Scene” is really does set a scene of its own upon the listeners head and keep the imagination running wild during its hazy like framework.

Find a stream of “Set The Scene” posted below.

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Crystal Castles at Brooklyn Steel (September 29, 2017)

By Will Oliver, November 21st 2017

All photos by Dana Pacifico

On September 30 electronic duo Crystal Castles returned to New York for a performance at Brooklyn Steel, oddly enough just one day before former member Alice Glass opened for Marilyn Manson at Hammerstein Ballroom.

The tour was a continuation of support for their 2016 album Amnesty (I) which was released via Fiction Records – and a bit bigger than their show at Warsaw last year.

Our photographer Dana Pacifico was there to capture photos of their performance. Find them posted in the gallery below along with the setlist.

Crystal Castles Setlist:

1. Antiquate @Tape
2. Wrath of God
3. Baptism
4. Enth
5. Suffocation
6. Char
7. Kerosene
8. Teach Her How to Hunt
9. Crimewave
10. Magic Spells
11. Fleece
12. Empathy
13. Frail
14. Telepath
15. Kept
16. Untrust Us
17. Celestica


18. Femen
19. Intimate
20. Not in Love (Platinum Blonde Cover)

Encore 2:

21. Concrete
22. Their Kindness Is Charade

It’s safe to say that Arcade Fire’s Everything Now era has been a strange one, from the oddball promotional nature to the first somewhat mixed critical reaction to an album in their career. But if there’s one that thing most can agree on is that the band still thrive in the live format.

This was proven very true at their intimate performance at Grand Prospect Hall back in July, where the band gave us a look at their new live set-up in the round which did serve quite nicely to their live performance. They took this one step further on September 12, when they returned to us in a much larger venue at Madison Square Garden.
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