This was one of the most intense sets I saw at Cornerstone 2002. I just wish I’d recorded more of it.
Nostalgia-laden pastoral post-rock, artistic post-hardcore, raging feminist post hardcore, and a cosmic horror soundtrack.
My Favorite Songs of 2015, Part 3: Kendrick Lamar, Lightning Bug, Luxury, Makeup & Vanity Set, mewithoutYou & Native Lights
Incendiary hip-hop, soaring shoegaze, aggressive indie-rock, poignant synth-wave, thought-provoking emo & atmospheric rock.
Also: Bernie Sanders, the coddling of the American mind, Kendrick Lamar’s spirituality, Kim Davis, Doctor Who, and Superman’s new relevance.
Without a doubt, the most ambitious mewithoutYou album to date, by any standard, but also the most troubling.
Reading: Charleston & the Confederate Flag, Christopher Lee, mewithoutYou, the IKEA Church, Punk Rock Sells Out & More
Also: Terrible dads in fiction, DuckDuckGo, and more Charleston-related links.
This time: Atmospheric darkwave, eerie space rock, poetic post-hardcore, jangly pop, and soulful hip-hop.
The band’s next full-length, “Pale Horses,” will be released on June 16.
In concert, these songs become absolute maelstroms, as the band handily moves past their punk comparisons and launches right into the stratosphere with ear-shredding noise.