Thursday, September 28, 2006

mew: a band that can help you fall asleep while standing up

11 Comments:

Blogger torr said...

you're smoking crack! Mew are so much better than kasabian live, and in the studio actually.

3:11 PM  
Anonymous kat said...

Wow, we must have been at a different show! Kasabian were good, but Mew were AMAZING! I felt like leaving afterwards.

RE: Malajube being at the Opera House. Actually, they weren't. They didn't show up. I'm so pissed off right now I could spit.

11:34 PM  
Blogger Rloomer said...

you're so wrong about mew...

3:07 AM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Indeed. Mew are awesome and Kasabian are wank.

4:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw you and your bf at the show from across the crowd. and i like kasabian, but i thought the show was so-so. i didn't like all the pre-recorded effects/loops they had (ie: trumpets for the Doberman, etc). I wished they translated it to a more true live version.
it wasn't overly loud. but maybe i'm comparing it to Tool on saturday night, haha.

(its not letting me log in...but its "pete" http://kingpete.blogspot.com/)

8:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has it really come to this? Most of the bands who've made strides in the indie music scene over the years have borrowed heavily from musical movements of the past so I suppose it was only a matter of time before prog rock became ironic and cool again.

I once had an older roomate that was a jazz and prog rock aficionado. I remember coming back from the bar with my new girlfriend only to discover him in the same spot I had left him, stoned out of his mind, playing an RPG at 2:30am with a "Yes" epic blaring and doritos spilled across his chest. It was then I realized prog rock wasn't for me.

Actually I'm kidding. I did give it a chance. In fact, I asked him about the aforementioned song the very next day and discovered it was indeed a twenty minute epic featuring a musical solo of every instrument ever created on earth. He apotheosized over prog rock's musical complexity and refusual to conform to the limitations of classical song stucture and rhythm. There was much to be impressed about on paper; mythic and literary references, classical training, huge vocal ranges, etc but then the CD would start to spin and I'd realize that pure prog rock is to my ears what abstract art is to my eyes; mastebatory pretentiousness completely lacking in soul. It's impressive when you break it down and think about what's happening but seriously... aren't there better things to be doing?

"Mew" have also been compared to Sigur Ros and My Bloody Valentine and like those bands their die hard fans are passionate, cult-like and annoying to be around. My old roomate's going to love these guys and blare them from his parent's basement. Me on the other hand will just play play them the next time I'm hoping to fall asleep...


SIDE NOTE - Agree with the previous poster regarding Kasabian's pre-recorded effects, etc. Felt a bit like cheating, really, but I wanted to have a good time so I just rolled with it...


MM

8:12 AM  
Blogger Rock Snob said...

torr - I dont know if it was just because I was tired and I really wanted to see Kasabian but everything about Mew annoyed me - from the annoyingly girly vocals to the cliche visuals, to the whole soft-loud music routine. It's just not my bag.

kat - I think I needed something a bit more rousing than Mew to keep me awake on Wednesday night... Shame about Malajube! I'd be super pissed too!

R^đ!w - I'm not "wrong". How can a feeling/opinion be "wrong"?

Mike - You're entitled to have that opinion.

King Pete - Hey!! I hope you didn't see me falling asleep on my boyfriend (standing up) during Mew! Ahaha! Next time you see me you should come say Hi! Oh and I totally agree with you about the pre-recorded shit!

MM - Fuck I love you...

10:22 AM  
Blogger Morning Glory said...

kasabian f*cking owned the phoenix!
as for mew, my friend and i both agreed that we didn't mind the music, but would have rather not actually seen the band and their autistic lead singer. too weird and their visuals were nightmare inducing. they were a bit too soft to put on before the rock-blast of kasabian. my only complaint about kasabian was that tom's mic wasn't loud enough, but maybe the sound was better further back. (me = front and centre) rock on!

2:58 PM  
Blogger CPD said...

My nasal passages are just not strong enough to go on a date with Lily Allen.
Por favor believe it!

9:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol @ your comments about mew

2:23 PM  
Anonymous akaRaff said...

I would have to say Kasabian put on one of the best shows i have seen in a while a few months back. Its always a plus when you don't know a band very well, get free tickets to the show, reluctantly haul your ass downtown after work, are entertained the whole damn time, and drive home thinking about what you would have missed by staying on the couch all night.

cheer rock snob! you kick ass.

8:46 PM  

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