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New Track: "Red Cow" - mewithoutYou

mewithoutYou continue to evolve and demand our attention with their latest track "Red Cow." It's the first single from the group's upcoming album Pale Horses. Their sixth record was produced by Will Yip, and will be released on June 16 via Run For Cover Records. They have plans to head out on tour this summer for over a month with Foxing, and Lithuania will be joining them on the first half of it.

   

"Eight Legged Prawn" & Lithuania Opening for "Thy Foes Profanely Rage" at FUC Dec. 30

Sometimes, when things are tough, it’s a good practice to head to church; First Unitarian Church - that is. Tonight, an exciting air of mystery (that's not so mysterious) surrounds the guest performer who will step up to the pulpit. Word is that those "Eight Legged Prawn" were shipped in from Lititz. Their singer’s vocals ache and growl in a heartfelt tremor that can shake you to the core with resonance, and instrumentally, they expertly manipulate, gradually climbing an incline and then letting it all show upon reaching the summit. Oh and their long-awaited LP is due out in February via an overweight marsupial. This evening, they will be joined at this reaffirming spectacle by Lithuania, the pairing of Dominic Angelella and Eric Slick, who will wet our appetite for their forthcoming full-length Hardcore Friends via Seagreen Records, with the Domesticated God 7”, an instant surge of infectious raw-edged rock with a slightly disorienting psyche conclusion. "Thy Foes Profanely Rage" (another not so mysterious mystery) headline this evening delivering a sermon you won’t want to miss. First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St., 8:30pm, $17, All Ages - Michael Colavita

   

Home for the Holidays w/mewithoutYou & Pattern is Movement at JB’s Dec. 28

mewithoutYou enjoy a sold out holiday homecoming at Johnny Brenda's tonight before they embark on an early 2015 tour of Australia with Dr. Dog. And if you weren’t able to finagle tickets to this evening, then you still can grab ones for a mysterious show at First Unitarian Church this Tuesday headlined by Thy Foes Profanely Rage (“long time band from Philly”) with Eight Legged Prawn (a band “from a little town called Lititz”). Welcoming them home for the holidays this Sunday will be indie R&B/soul fusionists Pattern is Movement. The duo of Andrew Thiboldeux and Chris Ward had a great 2014 emerging from hibernation with a self-titled full-length release, which stands to be their best to date. Johnny Brenda's, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, SOLD OUT, 21+ - Bill McThrill

   

mewithoutYou Homecoming w/Hop Along at The Troc Oct. 18

Post-hardcore/experimental rock band mewithoutYou is coming back home for the final night of its 10th anniversary tour of Catch For Us The Foxes. The record was released almost exactly 10 years ago to this date by Tooth & Nail Records. The fan-favorite album features the kind of harsh schizophrenic pontifications from lead singer Adam Weiss, inspired largely by religious works as well as his own dark encounters that the band returned to on their latest album, Ten Stories, released in 2012. mewithoutYou suggests getting to The Troc early so you don’t miss out on their “best line-up of openers in ages”: The Appleseed Cast and Hop Along, local pop-punk-ish outfit, who recently opened for Philly favorites Dr. Dog at the Mann Center back in September. The group is led by Frances Quinlans often raspy, breathy vocals that are always both bewitching and alluring. Be there to support mewithoutYou’s homecoming! The Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St., 7 pm, $18, All Ages - Emily DiCicco
 
   

mewithoutYou Close Out 2013 w/an Intimate Sold-out Show at JB’s Dec. 29

As 2013 draws to a close, tonight offers a somewhat rare opportunity to see experimental quintet mewithoutYou in the ever-intimate setting of Johnny Brenda’s. Bouncing between or blending and bending genre boundaries, the group performs Aaron Weiss’ distinctly crafted narrative tales focused on delivering meaningful messages. The complex, personal-feeling songs bathe in a mixture of intense post-hardcore roots and smooth enriching melody. That undeniably powerful intensity where words and instruments work in unison becoming music that engulfs the listener in memorable moments with the crowd hanging on every word, riff and drumbeat. Those fortunate enough to have tickets to this sold-out affair are subject to a musical sermon that they won’t soon forget. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, Sold Out, 21+ (Photo by Amie Stanavicca) - Michael Colavita