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j.hall

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Mew
« on: June 20, 2007, 02:38:45 pm »

who likes this band?

a friend just gave me two records to listen to, i love this band!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Mew
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2007, 03:55:50 pm »

"From my butt, I can can see your house."

Check this out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFjKALF454ghere

God I'd love to have been sitting in on that session.
Producer: "Yeah man, great vocal take! One take wonder! Playback? Nah man. You nailed it. Trust me!":meanwhile producer is rolling on the ground.:
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Re: Mew
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2007, 04:02:53 pm »

boat, with their native accent = butt in english......NIIIIIIIIIIIICE
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Re: Mew
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2007, 09:19:08 pm »

True story:

Last summer I wandered over to my local record store to buy the new Futureheads album. Now, when you buy a rock record on South Beach, you get loads of "rewards" because this kind of thing hardly ever happens.

Anyway, I get this Zookeeper's Boy EP tossed in for free. "Great, now I've gotta throw this away."

Go home, give Futureheads a work out (good, but bonus tracks drag it down like a lead weight). So I pop in this Mew CD and go about my business. 15 minutes later I'm thinking "What IS this? This is fucking great... and how long can this song be???"

From then on, that CD stayed in my player until the album came out.

Phenomenal and interesting record. They really nail the pop/heavy/odd times/syncopated/continuous/epic thing. I have listened to this album probably more than any other since it's release. Thanks for the mention! I was kind of sad that this didn't seem to get much attention in the indie press. Pitty Sing's self titled album is another in recent years that didn't get the coverage it deserved, and coincidentally discovered in a similarly happenstance manner.
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Re: Mew
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2007, 01:15:19 am »

man that guys voice annoys the crap outta me Laughing

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« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2007, 01:13:48 pm »

yeah, he can be annoying for sure, but i dig it.  it's different, and he isn't trying to be anything he's not.

i was listening to Frengers and thought, "man, this mixer is trying to go for the rich costey vibe big time......and he's really good at it."  i looked up the credits on AMG.....Rich Costey produced it and mixed it.....HAHAHAHAHAHA

the newest Mew record is an incredible concept record.  it truly flows, which is so hard to do.  i think the last record that flowed this well that i've heard was Refused.

from what i can gather, Mew is a big deal in europe, but not so much over here.

they remind me a lot of Muse with out the hard rock edge.  which makes rich costey's role even more interesting considering he's done the last two Muse records.

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Re: Mew
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2007, 05:09:42 pm »

j.hall wrote on Thu, 21 June 2007 13:13

i was listening to Frengers and thought, "man, this mixer is trying to go for the rich costey vibe big time......and he's really good at it."  i looked up the credits on AMG.....Rich Costey produced it and mixed it.....HAHAHAHAHAHA


It did strike me that there are some pretty heavy hitters behind the production for such a little known band. Frank Filipetti did the latest album.

And it looks like they even got Kevin Bacon to do some mixing: http://www.answers.com/topic/and-the-glass-handed-kites?cat= entertainment Man that guy knows everybody.  Razz
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Re: Mew
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2007, 12:45:01 am »

michael beinhorn produced that record.

and i'm pretty sure their a big deal in europe.
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Re: Mew
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2007, 09:54:38 am »

I watched the first "you tube" video and was pleased to hear something fresh, creative, and original. I ended up spending the evening watching all of those many "Mew-tube" videos. I wonder in that video where they were shopping for amps in New York, if that store was "Mannys". I bought a lot of gear from there when I was living in Boston.
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Re: Mew
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2007, 10:00:48 am »

Man. They have a great sound. Thanks for turning me on to that... I think. That singer has an interesting voice and some pretty crazy lyrics. I like the sound of the 'Frengers' record better. It sounds a little more raw and edgy. Pretty cool and VERY unique.  Smile
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Re: Mew
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2007, 01:37:43 pm »

I discovered them through radio. They played that song with J Mascis from Dinosaur Jr. 'why are you looking grave'. 'And the Glass haded Kites' has some complicated songs, but in a very good way. Love the bombast production on this release. Also love your 'secret club' album, you put on the web, Mr. Hall, btw!
Great songs!

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« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2007, 01:41:10 pm »

cowudders wrote on Fri, 22 June 2007 12:37

 Also love your 'secret club' album, you put on the web, Mr. Hall, btw!
Great songs!

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thanks!
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Re: Mew
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2007, 03:05:01 pm »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgsfZChGS7w&mode=related& amp;search=

to have fake snow blowing on you during a live music awards show.........that's cool.
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Re: Mew
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2007, 10:58:21 pm »

holy moly thanks heaps for opening my eyes to mew!
great stuff
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« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2007, 11:05:52 pm »

j.hall wrote on Fri, 22 June 2007 14:05

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgsfZChGS7w&mode=related& amp; amp;search=

to have fake snow blowing on you during a live music awards show.........that's cool.



i watched this video three times toggling back and forth to the album cut that rich costey did.

saddly, i think they are playing to a track.....even the band.  i'm not 100% as the live mix is slightly different.  but the drums and guitars sound too close.

if anyone else has Frengers, i'd love a second opinion.

i've watched tons of their live shows on youtube, these guys can play live......don't understand why they'd play to a track.

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