Friday, 21 August 2009
Mew - 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
The Danish space rockers Mew release their fifth album on the 27th of August and if nothing else have got to be contenders for the longest album title ever.
As it happens Mew have an album here that is full of beautifully layerd, expertly crafted dreamy pop that not only stands up well against anything they have done before, 'No More Stories' could actually be their best album to date.
With the album taking more of an upbeat electro feel than earlier music but still managing to retain a very 'Mew' feel. In fact it feels like a real progression in their sound, with songs like 'Repeaterbeater' featuring strange time signatures and jangly guitars mixed into a haze of synth and catchy vocals and 'Introducing Palace Players' starting off lightly with a funky little riff and ending very epically with chaotic drums seemingly coming out of nowhere.
In fact Mew have found a great way of writing a track that starts off with the feel of a cheery electro number and building up into epic choruses with a sort of Sigur Ros feel.
Mew seem to have taken a real mature attitude towards the writing of this album and with producer Rich Costey of Muse and Interpol fame at the helm Mew have really expanded on an already brilliant sound taking it to new levels.