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It is no mistake that mewithoutYou have become one of todays most fascinating experimental rock acts. The last 15 years have borne witness to the Philadelphia five-piece exercising stylistic evolutions and aerial dynamics with humbling dexterity and untamed ambition. At their roots may be a theatrical progressive punk/post-hardcore band, but theyve never been content to remain comfortably within a familiar genre. Their continuous multi-directional movements have left them increasingly difficult to classify, the growth of their branches impossible to predict. The groups sixth full-length album, Pale Horses, is the best evidence to date of their eclectic agility.The one constant in mewithoutYous storied career has been lead singer Aaron Weiss ability to sketch ornate, thought-provoking narratives. Seamlessly weaving his signature holler amidst whispered storytelling and stream-of-consciousness outpourings, his latest offerings vacillate between the emotionally wracked, vibrantly symbolic, and ambiguously metaphysical. His meandering, technicolor vision of a world apocalypticpopulated with werewolves and vulturemen, shape-shifters and apparitions, android whales and an Idaho bridecombines the fantastic opulence of the groups recent albums with the vulnerable personal confessions of their earliest work.Longtime band-mates Mike Weiss, Rickie Mazzotta and Greg Jehanian continue to craft dramatic, nightmare soundscapes which lavishly complement their singers ecstatic hallucinations. The addition of Brandon Beaver (of Buried Beds, the Silver Ages) allows the group as a 5-piece to revisit its earlier intricate, layered fretwork, while adding new depths of vocal harmonies and ever-peculiar arrangements. Musically, the group hearkens boldly to the raw intensity of 2004s Catch for Us the Foxes, while building on the rich imagery of 2006s Brother, Sister. Epic in scope, Pale Horses is mewithoutYou at their best, breathing fresh life into the end times, gloriously terrifying and
  • Start:April 03, 2018 Time: 9:00 PM
  • End:April 03, 2018 Time: 11:59 PM
  • Recurring
  • Where:The Mothlight, 701 Haywood Road, Asheville, North Carolina, United States, 28806
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  • Event Type: Other
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