mewithoutYou, believe it or not, have been around for 15 years. Yes, 1-5. And while this occasion sometimes calls for ballrooms and a quinceanera, these Upper Darby natives have chosen to celebrate by releasing a remastered version of their first EP, I Never Said That I Was Brave, headed by the band’s mastering staple Hans Dekline of Sound Bites Dog.
Philadelphia lo-fi folk outfit Geology quietly released their album Healers this past spring. Fronted by the former bassist of Philly art-punk group mewithoutYou, Greg Jehanian called Healers a work in progress upon its initial release, and promised that more music would soon be added to the LP. On October 18th that promise was fulfilled: three new songs were added to the album — “[Refracted Light],” “The Smallest Fire” and “Who Among You?” — and that this final product is available for free download via Bandcamp. Continue reading →
Philly punk favorite’s mewithoutYou, while on tour with Brand New across Canada, broke down somewhere in the Canadian Mountains. As in their tour bus literally broke down. And this wasn’t your average overheated engine or flat tire. A mechanic in Kamloops, British Columbia told the band what the cost of repairs would be, and they were faced with a harsh reality — it would cost less to buy and refurbish a new bus than it would to fix the one they’ve loved for so many years. It was time to say goodbye. Continue reading →
WXPN’s next installment of the Red Bull Sound Select concert series comes to Underground Arts this June, and the lineup is kind of incredible.
Headlining the show is Philly art-punk five-piece mewithoutYou, who released their exceptional sixth LP Pale Horses last year. The band are favorites of us here at The Key, and are incredible live performers who we’ve seen in myriad settings over the years – their set is sure to be fire. Continue reading →
On Friday and Saturday night, Philly area bands mewithoutYou and The Menzingers co-headlined a back-to-back stint to a sold out crowd at Union Transfer. The bands kicked off their fall tour earlier this month along with Pianos Become The Teeth and Restorations. Following the release of their latest album Pale Horses, mewithoutYou delivered an energetic, lively performance that left the audience chanting for more. Frontman Aaron Weiss’s captivating lyrics filled the room as he paraded around the stage, swinging his hands into the air and gripping the neck of his guitar, giving us the type of performance his band has become known for. Continue reading →
It’s weird. Even though mewithoutYou are Philadelphia born and bred, they don’t necessarily consider themselves a Philly band. Sure, they’ve got a loyal cadre of fans here, but when I interviewed Aaron Weiss earlier in the year and asked what it meant to him to be a Philly band, he hesitated. “I wouldn’t necessarily label us as a Philly band,” he said, “we’re from here, but we’ve gotten a much better reception in other cities, I think.” Nevertheless, a brand-new video premiered today for Pale Horses tracks “Red Cow” and “Dorothy” has frontman Aaron Weiss coming home, to Philadelphia. Continue reading →
Philly rockers Restorations want you to appreciate what it’s like to be the one depended upon by most everyone to get them through the day; the coffee cup. That unsung hero is the focal point for the video for the band’s single “Tiny Prayers” — which you can watch below. Continue reading →
One of my favorite aspects of the innumerable cover song projects out their on the web is getting artists out of their comfort zone and breaking down the preconceived notions we’ve built up about them. Getting them to do do away with concepts like scene and genre and just focus on the idea of connecting with songs.
Both those videos are great, but not necessarily far from the tree for either performer. Enter the latest episode of Cover Club, featuring XPoNential Music Festival artists Pine Barons. Continue reading →
mewithoutYou recently stopped by Audiotree to perform their song “Magic Lantern Days”, which appears on their Pale Horses album. This captivating rendition of the track emphasizes the local art-rock band’s knack for powerful songwriting, and is perfectly accompanied by a rainy day and your favorite cup of tea. Continue reading →