mewithoutYou Julia single

2018-08-13 by SowingSeason STAFF | 209 Comments
Post-hardcore outfit mewithoutYou have released a brand new track entitled "Julia (or, 'Holy to the LORD' on the Bells of Horses)", and it is suspected to be from the yet-to-be titled release coming in the Fall of 2018.

The band stated earlier this year that they were finishing the follow-up to Pale Horses with producer Will Yip, and that it was going to move the band into heavier territory. 'Julia' sounds sludgy, raw - and it definitely delivers on that promise. It's available for whatever price you see fit on bandcamp: http://mewithoutyou.bandcamp.com/track/julia-or-holy-to-the-lord-on-the-bells-of-horses

No release date has been officially stated yet for the new record, but an announcement may be forthcoming. The group's official website features a countdown clock to pre-orders, this Friday at 12am, which you can view here: http://mewithoutyou.com/password

The release has already been accompanied by a bit of intrigue. Mike Weiss made a comment on Instagram stating that the band has created two untitled releases, one EP and one LP. Although the comment was quickly removed, our staff were quick on their toes and screen captured the event: http://i.imgur.com/IWTBbte.png

To boot, there is also a hidden-in-white-text message at the bottom of mewithoutYou's homepage, with the following passage:

"On a West Virigina road I did just as I was told
And you smile but your vampire complexion still shows.
don’t you think it’s time to take your fangs out of my mind?
But Mary, don’t cry, please don’t you cry. Mary, please don’t you cry.
From what the rest of us could tell dad tried his best but finally fell...
And sometimes when its quiet my heart feels like Guernica.
Were you not forged in grief, avenging lions in the alabaster bas-relief?"


Listen to "Julia (or, 'Holy to the LORD' on the Bells of Horses)" here:


Tagged: mewithoutYou

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SowingSeason
Moderator
August 13th 2018
33359 Comments


holy mother of god

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Slex
Contributing Reviewer
August 13th 2018
9227 Comments


I love the production for this so so damn much

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HBFS
August 13th 2018
1367 Comments


who do you think needs who more? [guitar music plays]

haven't listened to anything else for the past hour.

furpa
August 13th 2018
536 Comments


God damn. Fucking awesome.

SowingSeason
Moderator
August 13th 2018
33359 Comments


speaking as if you're the majority lmao

Josh D.
August 13th 2018
15209 Comments


monotonous

butt.
August 13th 2018
6509 Comments


so fucking excited, I feel like I've waited forrrever. band is GOAT.

johnnyblaze
August 13th 2018
3262 Comments


woah did not expect those vox. cool track. loving the sludgier tones.


coldheaven
August 13th 2018
4845 Comments


Holy shit I am dying, this is the greatest day I’ve had in a while

Can’t tell if I’m hearing Anthony Green or not, at the Q&A he hinted that he did a collab with mwy when I asked if he planned to do any collabs with other Philly bands.

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ZombieToyDuck
August 13th 2018
7078 Comments


that would be killer if he did

Taxt
August 13th 2018
1379 Comments


AOTY inbound

coldheaven
August 13th 2018
4845 Comments


It’s a little hard to tell because Greg is back in the band and has a higher register as well. Either way THIS SONG IS AMAZING

luci
August 13th 2018
12306 Comments


"it's so amusing, the same people that praised the new foxing album are loving this, i think we found a new caste of people who can't be trusted"

*sips tea*

Flugmorph
August 13th 2018
22327 Comments


yep this is awesome as hell
looking forward to putting this upcoming album as my aoty

brosephmcbrah
August 13th 2018
80 Comments


Sounds like we'll get an album announcement on Wednesday if you check out their site. So pumped for this.

Flugmorph
August 13th 2018
22327 Comments


guess ill need to check the new foxing too

auberginedreams
August 13th 2018
6361 Comments


Why does Will Yip have to ruin all my favorite bands ugh. Screams are completely inaudible.

SowingSeason
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August 13th 2018
33359 Comments


thanks, I added that bit about the countdown to pre-orders

Taxt
August 13th 2018
1379 Comments


Hidden text in the white space under the video on their website:

"On a West Virigina road I did just as I was told
And you smile but your vampire complexion still shows.
[don’t you think it’s time to take your fangs out of my mind?]
But Mary, don’t cry, please don’t you cry. Mary, please don’t you cry.
From what the rest of us could tell dad tried his best but finally fell...
And sometimes when its quiet my heart feels like Guernica.
Were you not forged in grief, avenging lions in the alabaster bas-relief?"

Slex
Contributing Reviewer
August 13th 2018
9227 Comments


Lucid why the hell would you cosign such a completely moronic comment you used to be better smh

SowingSeason
Moderator
August 13th 2018
33359 Comments


awesome totally would not have found that on my own

SowingSeason
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August 13th 2018
33359 Comments


I feel like this is going to be one of those cryptic releases with all kinds of surprises/hidden clues

love it

Slex
Contributing Reviewer
August 13th 2018
9227 Comments


I hope so, I am crazy hyped for this, already like this song more than most of Pale Horses tbh

iglu
August 13th 2018
1687 Comments


Haven't been this excited for a mewithoutyou album in a while

calmrose
August 13th 2018
5433 Comments


so fucking good

that final minute and a half where Aaron brings in his harsh vox, yes please

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grandfather
August 13th 2018
161 Comments


Arguably even more boring than anything off Pale Horses. An impressive feat. Still stoked for the record, I guess

Edit: After several listens, I fucking love this track. Guess it's a grower. Plus the new EP rules.

SowingSeason
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August 13th 2018
33359 Comments


Pale Horses had some of their best tracks ever (Red Cow/Dorothy, Rainbow Signs) as well as a few forgettable ones. I found the production a bit flat at first but it grew on me just as the record did, and now it's one of my favorite releases from them.

butt.
August 13th 2018
6509 Comments


pre-order announcement is Thursday at midnight (Fri 12am)....not wednesday

SowingSeason
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August 13th 2018
33359 Comments


yeah I picked up on that as well...still thrilled though, gonna give me something to look forward to all week.

JayEnder
August 13th 2018
6410 Comments


Good fucking shit

butt.
August 13th 2018
6509 Comments


also, unpopular opinion apparently...Mexican War Streets was the best song from Pale Horses

DadKungFu
August 13th 2018
766 Comments


Gonna let this grow on me for a bit but I'm feeling slightly underwhelmed rn

DadKungFu
August 13th 2018
766 Comments


Sorry for double posting but Pale Horses is easily their most underrated album and is probably the 3rd best in their discography.

SowingSeason
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August 13th 2018
33359 Comments


a perfectly respectable first impression

mwY has always been a grower band to me

it's gotten to the point that every album, I'm slightly disappointed first listen and then celebrating it as a classic within 6 months-1 year

calmrose
August 13th 2018
5433 Comments


their most underrated is It's All Crazy

SowingSeason
Moderator
August 13th 2018
33359 Comments


I still can't get behind that one
Love a few songs but it just irks me...
brb gonna go make a list ranking their discog

butt.
August 13th 2018
6509 Comments


you better put brother sister at the top. dont ruin my day now

ProjectFreak
August 13th 2018
4071 Comments


calmrose ilu I've been preaching that It's All Crazy is their best basically since it came out and I've been basically alone. my rank is It's All Crazy > B,S > Foxes > Ten Stories > Pale Horses > A to B (but I definitely owe their two most recent ones a relisten)

But yeah this new one is fantastic. And that verse hidden on the website is magical. AOTY hype alert

Darius the Great
August 13th 2018
21273 Comments


"it's so amusing, the same people that praised the new foxing album are loving this, i think we found a new caste of people who can't be trusted"

:thinking:

PumpBoffBag
August 13th 2018
956 Comments


Amazing

heyadam
August 13th 2018
3005 Comments


Mike just said on Instagram that there’s a new EP and a new LP

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SowingSeason
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August 13th 2018
33359 Comments


link?

heyadam
August 13th 2018
3005 Comments


https://www.instagram.com/p/Bmbfk1WnyF2/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=13tnzumgawfdg

heyadam
August 13th 2018
3005 Comments


Holy shit haha, he had to have just edited the caption bc it doesn’t say it anymore but I swear to g-d it was there

Darius the Great
August 13th 2018
21273 Comments


did you just censor god

SowingSeason
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August 13th 2018
33359 Comments


I was just about to say, am I blind? Hopefully it's true, not a typo, and he just didn't wanna leak the info.

heyadam
August 13th 2018
3005 Comments


ya it’s a mwY thread lol

SowingSeason
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August 13th 2018
33359 Comments


if it's true I wonder what the point of an EP/LP simultaneous release would be

I guess it wouldn't have to be simultaneous though

Maybe an LP followed by an EP of offcuts or re-imaginings

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
August 13th 2018
43246 Comments


yeah it was there yo https://i.imgur.com/IWTBbte.png

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heyadam
August 13th 2018
3005 Comments


For sure - I mean, he definitely wrote it, so maybe he wasn't supposed to release that info yet. All Ricky said was that this was "the tip of the iceberg."

I remember reading or listening to an interview a while back where someone in the band said that they had enough material for a double-LP, so they were just figuring out what how they wanted to format all of the stuff they wrote.

SowingSeason
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August 13th 2018
33359 Comments


Holy shit Row you're the hero this site doesn't deserve

heyadam
August 13th 2018
3005 Comments


yeah thanks for saving my ass on this thread lol.

butt.
August 13th 2018
6509 Comments


fuuuuu an LP and an EP?! Today is like Christmas. Except I don't get most of my presents till later

SowingSeason
Moderator
August 13th 2018
33359 Comments


Rowan I'm sure you won't care if I add that screen capture to add a bit of #conspiracy to this article

Slex
Contributing Reviewer
August 13th 2018
9227 Comments


This is the best day ever holy fuck

Veldin
August 13th 2018
3899 Comments


mmmm tasty

botb
August 13th 2018
13616 Comments


Damn I really dig this

heyadam
August 13th 2018
3005 Comments


"so many ways to lose so many faiths"

and so it begins

calmrose
August 13th 2018
5433 Comments


atmosphere on this song is incredible, hope the rest of the album follows the more somber/darker tone

3waycrash
August 13th 2018
259 Comments


Band is definitely a grower for me too, but I'm ready to let this new one sink in

Taxt
August 13th 2018
1379 Comments


SO HYPED

Tyler.
August 13th 2018
17693 Comments


god isnt real haha lol

Darius the Great
August 13th 2018
21273 Comments


please capitalize God this is a Christian music thread

Tyler.
August 13th 2018
17693 Comments


God isnt real haha lol.


Darius the Great
August 13th 2018
21273 Comments


better

iglu
August 13th 2018
1687 Comments


let us pray

Danred97
August 13th 2018
2472 Comments


I’m not gonna overhype it, I’m just saying, aoty. Seriously though damn is this a good song, can’t wait to read the essay on the lyrics from genius.

heyadam
August 13th 2018
3005 Comments


it's impossible for new mwY to not be overhyped for me. Kinda like Sowing had said, even if it's not immediate, I know it'll deeply resonate with me at some point

Toondude10
August 13th 2018
14150 Comments


fucking YES, this is fantastic

heyadam
August 13th 2018
3005 Comments


I do kind of hope that a lot of the record isn't as necessarily shoegazey as this, but that's just me

Lucman
August 13th 2018
3828 Comments


Wow, just, wow. Normally I'd say this is the best song since their magnum opus but since Pale Horses was amazing I'll just say it's their best song since Pale Horses!

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DungeonBoy
August 13th 2018
7413 Comments


Haven't enjoyed much they've done since A-B life, but this song has a great atmosphere. Digging it

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SowingSeason
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August 13th 2018
33359 Comments


Song is available for whatever price you see fit on bandcamp:

https://mewithoutyou.bandcamp.com/track/julia-or-holy-to-the-lord-on-the-bells-of-horses

letsgofishing
August 14th 2018
1448 Comments


That bloodcurdling scream buried underneath layers and layers of guitar and static that comes in around 2:50 is just so unexpectedly effective. This is such a sludgy, murky, subtle little earworm.

SowingSeason
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August 14th 2018
33359 Comments


percent chance that hayley williams sings on the new album?

Toondude10
August 14th 2018
14150 Comments


0% tbh

SowingSeason
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August 14th 2018
33359 Comments


considering Weiss sang on After Laughter I wouldn't say it's out of the question
she already proved on Ten Stories that she can blend effortlessly with their sound

letsgofishing
August 14th 2018
1448 Comments


I might be full of shit, but aren’t there some female vox blended somewhere in this track?

Winesburgohio
Staff Reviewer
August 14th 2018
2844 Comments


first listen i liked it and then i pressed repeat and then i repressed repeat and then i pressed repeat and then i pressed repeat and then

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letsgofishing
August 14th 2018
1448 Comments


Yeah, first listen I was like "this is a gorgeous sound but I wish there was more of a hook.

Second listen - "nevermind."

Rigma
August 14th 2018
863 Comments


thank you jesus thank you tom cruise

DavidShaw1213
August 14th 2018
230 Comments


This isn't quite is stylistically distinct as some of their other stuff but they execute the song so well that it doesn't matter in the slightest. Hype is soaring.

wayfaringstranger
August 14th 2018
227 Comments


This track is outstanding. Absolutely stunned honestly, the ending is some of the best work they’ve output.

dbizzles
August 14th 2018
13880 Comments


Was kinda hoping the more typical Weiss delivery was gonna come in like a fucking hydrogen bomb, but the song is great and the restraint is kind of nice after a couple listens.

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heyadam
August 14th 2018
3005 Comments


I feel like if those screams just came in strong in the mix it would have been one of the greatest mwY moments. Interesting choice to bury them

Taxt
August 14th 2018
1379 Comments


That lead guitar is gonna be stuck in my head till the album drops

FearThyEvil
August 14th 2018
17096 Comments


Great stuff

Dewinged
Contributing Reviewer
August 14th 2018
17955 Comments


Yep, loved this.

I'm in.

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GhostB1rd
August 14th 2018
5242 Comments


This be my shit right hur. MY. SHIT.

BikerMcWheels
August 14th 2018
260 Comments


Aaron Weiss isn't a virgin anymore though, the band should be called mewithinYou

SowingSeason
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August 14th 2018
33359 Comments


Yeah that's the only thing I'm still not sure about. The artful restraint of the screams is kinda cool, but I can't imagine a scenario in which the song is hurt by Weiss delivering those lines full power. Kind of like how his entire contribution to "No Friend" was muffled; it's interesting at first but you end up wondering how incredible that track could have been. What do I know though. Excited to see how it fits into the LP or EP.

Winesburgohio
Staff Reviewer
August 14th 2018
2844 Comments


i suspect Weiss' voice isn't what it once was and muffling it is a polite way of acknowledging that he just isn't capable of the same screams/yowls he once was that happens to pay dividends

SowingSeason
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August 14th 2018
33359 Comments


Could very well be. I'll be inclined to agree if this is how the screams are executed across the whole album. I'd be a little surprised though; mwY has seen some intense days but I don't know if they were enough to damage his voice.

dbizzles
August 14th 2018
13880 Comments


Idk, he sounded great at all ranges when I saw them last(?) winter and his harsher vocals were mint when he let go on PH. I’d lean more toward it being a stylistic choice, maybe making it a point to give us something a little less by the numbers (read: classic) when it was obviously ripe for the picking.

JamieCTA
August 14th 2018
279 Comments


this was a really nice surprise to wake up to yestserday

Nbehre11
August 14th 2018
200 Comments


Digging this. I chose a good time to start getting into these guys.

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johnnyblaze
August 14th 2018
3262 Comments


i've listened to this thing like 8 times. so hype.

chemicalmarriage
August 14th 2018
3001 Comments


yall fanboys are disgusting

dbizzles
August 14th 2018
13880 Comments


plaguebizzles here, what can I do for you?

Flugmorph
August 14th 2018
22327 Comments


song keeps getting better and better

Scoot
August 14th 2018
19608 Comments


excellent as always

auberginedreams
August 14th 2018
6361 Comments


Song would be 10/10 if the screams were louder in the mix and the guitar solo didn’t have those weird out of key notes that clash with the melodic feel of the rest of the song. Hopefully the harsh vocals will be mixed normally in the other songs because it feels like such a waste.

letsgofishing
August 14th 2018
1448 Comments


So, the rumblings are that mwY will release a free e.p. this Friday while announcing a release date for the upcoming record.

Stay hyped.

SowingSeason
Moderator
August 14th 2018
33359 Comments


Where are you hearing that

letsgofishing
August 14th 2018
1448 Comments


Nothing definitive.

The band sent out this post this morning: https://i.imgur.com/6XojZ8C.jpg

Mike (a band member) initially stated this on his instagram before erasing the information soon after: https://i.imgur.com/bjg04ox.jpg

And this single is being released on a "name your own price" basis - different from what the band has done before. But if it's from the e.p.?

So add that all together and you get? Well, who knows, but that's the most exciting prediction.

SowingSeason
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August 14th 2018
33359 Comments


So it's more your prediction than actual rumblings but I dig it. I also agree that seems likely because the LP was slated for a Fall release, and it's still August.

letsgofishing
August 14th 2018
1448 Comments


Haha, my definition of rumbling has always been more along the line of a rumor, and I've seen a few online fans speculate as such. But yeah, it's definitely just a prediction, but not without a little merit.

heyadam
August 14th 2018
3005 Comments


yo if it's a free EP on Friday with an album release announcement, I'll lose my mind.

scoopitypoop
August 14th 2018
113 Comments


my god these are a lot of comments. I thought Sputnik was dead.

Winesburgohio
Staff Reviewer
August 14th 2018
2844 Comments


i don't know if it's voice damage so much as the vagaries and cruelties of age, though as many band beforehand have shown age has their consolations (see: a moon shaped pool, the national)

SowingSeason
Moderator
August 15th 2018
33359 Comments


Weiss is only 39 though :-/ I dunno, maybe I'm just in denial and holding out for more screams lol

heyadam
August 15th 2018
3005 Comments


I think we'll get some prime and super impactful Aaron moments. Rainbow Signs wasn't THAT long ago -- I feel like there will be some well-placed classic vox, even if it's more like Blue Hen and less like Rainbow Signs

SowingSeason
Moderator
August 15th 2018
33359 Comments


Just to be clear though I love this song and it's already in my top 10 mwY songs

Toondude10
August 15th 2018
14150 Comments


not surprising in the least tbh

letsgofishing
August 15th 2018
1448 Comments


Umm....This worry you all have about whether Aaron will still scream was put to bed months ago.

"On the sound of mewithoutYou’s nearly-complete forthcoming studio LP:



Mazzotta: “We finished a banger with [producer] Will Yip. It bangs! I’m pretty hyped on it. It took a long time to make, too. It took over a year… It’s still not 100% done, I’m going back into the studio the week we get home.”



M. Weiss: “It keeps getting heavier and heavier as things progress with it.”



Mazzotta: “It covers new heavy territory I don’t think we’ve never been in… [Frontman] Aaron [Weiss]’s taken a scream. And [there’s] instrumental territory that’s trippy, weird, stuff we never would have dreamed of doing…Trippy in a heavy sense, and a chill sense. The summation of our whole career is on this, and then some.”



And when it might come out:



Mazzotta: “I’d say [a fall release is] a pretty safe assumption. What it’s called, I’m not sure yet and I don’t know if I could tell you if I wanted to… I’m hoping for the fall.”



http://www.brooklynvegan.com/mewithoutyou-prepping-will-yip-produced-album-for-fall-release/


SowingSeason
Moderator
August 15th 2018
33359 Comments


Excellent. I forgot about that interview.

Winsomniac
August 15th 2018
8684 Comments


Oh tight, people are still getting butthurt over opinions at sputnik.

On another note, I quite like this song. The boi Will Yip strikes again with that good good production.

Veldin
August 15th 2018
3899 Comments


"it's so amusing, the same people that praised the new foxing album are loving this, i think we found a new caste of people who can't be trusted"
When I saw mewithoutyou, Foxing opened for them

dbizzles
August 15th 2018
13880 Comments


I saw that tour as well. Both bands were superb. One of the better shows I’ve seen and maybe my favorite performance by mwY.

butt.
August 15th 2018
6509 Comments


120 comments on a mwY news post. This is how I know I'm in the right community here.

SowingSeason
Moderator
August 16th 2018
33359 Comments


The hidden message on the site changed. I think each one so far has been a lyrical excerpt:

Ploughshares gone swords, we were the scourge of the earth.

So was the scene at al-Aqsa.

They could barely taste my pancreas that day.

Fire and the flood, there is power in the blood

With all the stars in the ground and Noah's ark in the clouds.

Have you ever felt like Noah on an overcast day?

treos777
August 16th 2018
330 Comments


Hidden message from today:

"Watchmen w/ their eyes closed

you can leave me anytime.

But then what good would scripture be for?

You can pin and mount me likewise!

Peter ring them bells

for anyone with ears to hear?"

butt.
August 16th 2018
6509 Comments


"They could barely taste my pancreas that day."
wut

SowingSeason
Moderator
August 16th 2018
33359 Comments


that's what it said

I think they're just cycling through song lyrics that are on the upcoming album

butt.
August 16th 2018
6509 Comments


Prediction: not only is there a new EP tomorrow, but each song will be a name followed by a subtitle in parentheses, just like Julia. Each excerpt so far has had a name. Mary, Noah, Peter...all very biblical too.

SowingSeason
Moderator
August 16th 2018
33359 Comments


wouldn't be surprised considering they're a very 'spiritual' band (I know they don't associate with the Christian label)

coldheaven
August 16th 2018
4845 Comments


How u know dat

SowingSeason
Moderator
August 16th 2018
33359 Comments


they've stated it before in interviews...they don't like the baggage that comes with being called a christian band and since weiss studied all kinds of religions, they incorporate other religious texts and mantras as well - including islam

butt.
August 16th 2018
6509 Comments


i feel like they've mentioned it in podcasts/interviews. Aaron's religion has always been pretty ambiguous to me, and I feel the word 'spiritual' is more accurate.

luci
August 16th 2018
12306 Comments


they shoehorn references to islam just so they're not labelled "christian rock"... one of my many pet peeves with this band

butt.
August 16th 2018
6509 Comments


guarantee that's not why they do it.

luci
August 16th 2018
12306 Comments


i would say that we should expect lyrics about being a houseplant but looks like foxing beat them to that

SowingSeason
Moderator
August 16th 2018
33359 Comments


"they shoehorn references to islam just so they're not labelled "christian rock""

that's a pretty bold assertion considering Weiss was born to Sufi Muslim parents

robotmagician
August 16th 2018
1222 Comments


my favorite genre of comment is the “x thing about this band annoys me” and the person has no idea what they’re talking about

juiceviaorange
August 16th 2018
762 Comments


Stoked for this - a Friday EP release with an LP announcement would make me jizz

butt.
August 16th 2018
6509 Comments


trying not to get my hopes up, but that's what the rumor mill has been churning out...

letsgofishing
August 16th 2018
1448 Comments


"they shoehorn references to islam just so they're not labelled "christian rock""

As Sowing already alluded to, that is not a statement you would make if you understood the history of this band and the deep exploration of faith they've made throughout their albums. This song itself is a thoughtful meditation on the intersection of many faiths and the inability of all of them to fully attain an understanding of God. As someone who used to be a very devout Christian who for a long time struggled with faith, it's the devoutness, doubt and openness in Aaron's songwriting that makes his contemplation of the christian faith, and all of its western and eastern counterparts, striking, relatable and meaningful.

Sinternet
August 16th 2018
21555 Comments


https://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/untitled-e-p/1421011754

Ep can be previewed on itunes, after listening to them all sounds like the ep is much more stripped down and softer which probably means the album is heavier

letsgofishing
August 16th 2018
1448 Comments


Oh shit!

SowingSeason
Moderator
August 16th 2018
33359 Comments


looks like your prediction is true, letsgofishing!

butt.
August 16th 2018
6509 Comments


HYPEEEEE

butt.
August 16th 2018
6509 Comments


Damn, so I won't be going to bed until at least 12:25 tonight. Great.

SowingSeason
Moderator
August 16th 2018
33359 Comments


I might be tempted to as well in case they pull some BN Science Fiction crap with limited vinyls

So awesome though that we'll be getting an EP tmrw and then an LP in the near future

Haven't been this hyped since, well, this time last year

butt.
August 16th 2018
6509 Comments


Haha. Accurate :'(

letsgofishing
August 16th 2018
1448 Comments


"looks like your prediction is true, letsgofishing!"

Yeah, don't be doubting me. I don't spout shit. :p

heyadam
August 16th 2018
3005 Comments


I only have to wait until 9pm my time — praise Jesus, Buddha, Allah, Nothingness

butt.
August 16th 2018
6509 Comments


7 hr 50 mins, boys

Slex
Contributing Reviewer
August 16th 2018
9227 Comments


New EP leaked
I'm actually gonna wait for once tho

butt.
August 16th 2018
6509 Comments


I probably will too

heyadam
August 16th 2018
3005 Comments


So hype. Gonna be jamming a few of their records to distract me — if everything is playing out like people are speculating, it would be dope if a download of the EP came with an LP preorder

letsgofishing
August 16th 2018
1448 Comments


I've never listened to a new mwY album without jamming everything they've ever done before...because every single thing this band has ever done is ace...and it'd just feel goddamn wrong to break that tradition....so yeah, I'll just hold out.

heyadam
August 16th 2018
3005 Comments


Thinking I’ll for sure jam at least Ten Stories and Pale Horses later — timing the end of Rainbow Signs to finish right when the pre-order drops would be perfect lol

letsgofishing
August 16th 2018
1448 Comments


Ain't no true mewithoutYou jam without In a Sweater Poorly Knit.

heyadam
August 16th 2018
3005 Comments


I mean, I listen to B/S like every other day indefinitely so ya true lol

heyadam
August 16th 2018
3005 Comments


but also,

the part in Julia after he quotes Rumi and says “will I meet you there?” is so good. There are some sick vocal harmonies in this too. Honestly, I loved the track at first but was a bit disappointed that it sounded a little too much like a RFC song, but it’s been unfolding a lot more to me. Such a killer tune.

coldheaven
August 17th 2018
4845 Comments


Got dat collectors edition boxset, $105 well spent

YEET

butt.
August 17th 2018
6509 Comments


Jesus, nice. I couldn’t stomach it. LP out Oct 5, and 19 tracks total. What a freakin treat!

heyadam
August 17th 2018
3005 Comments


Can’t afford the collector’s edition but I’m def picking up a blue variant of the LP!

Danred97
August 17th 2018
2472 Comments


Listening to the EP now. I'm in love and these are just the b sides.

coldheaven
August 17th 2018
4845 Comments


Andddddd then I went and got another variant of each too...might even buy the cassettes

Danred97
August 17th 2018
2472 Comments


Okay, Kristy w/ the Sparkling Teeth is my everything right now. Aaron's best cleans to date.

heyadam
August 17th 2018
3005 Comments


Tracklist! Love these titles

9:27a.m., 7/29
Julia (or, ‘Holy to the LORD’ on the Bells of Horses)
Another Head for Hydra
[dormouse sighs]
Winter Solstice
Flee, Thou Matadors!
Tortoises All the Way Down
2,459 Miles
Wendy & Betsy
New Wine, New Skins
Michael, Row Your Boat Ashore
Break on Through (to the Other Side) [pt. Two]

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
August 17th 2018
43246 Comments


copped the Audiophile White with no regrets

heyadam
August 17th 2018
3005 Comments


I can’t wait to hear the album version of Winter Solstice - love that vocal melody

dbizzles
August 17th 2018
13880 Comments


Okay. I'm only about 90 seconds into the EP and already sold.

dbizzles
August 17th 2018
13880 Comments


I'm already in the great white fields with Aaron and his dad right now.

heyadam
August 17th 2018
3005 Comments


It’s honestly so good. It makes me so much more hype for the LP

Also, here are all the lyrics: https://pastebin.com/raw/QL81G4wm

dbizzles
August 17th 2018
13880 Comments


Those lyrics teases scattered on the page, man. This is fantastic.

Cities of the Plain fucked me up.

heyadam
August 17th 2018
3005 Comments


Dude the ending of that track was absolutely one of my highlights from the whole EP. so fucking good

dbizzles
August 17th 2018
13880 Comments


Man, I don't want to jump the gun, but the EP alone feels like 4.5-5 material.

Unreal. Cannot wait to listen again. I always set my expectations low for these guys and usually releases grow, but (and I just may be in the perfect mindset right now) this was very, very immediate.

Aaron continues to makes the top of his game something that is without bounds of any sense and I can't say that for anyone else behind a mic or in music in general.

heyadam
August 17th 2018
3005 Comments


The lyrics on this are some of my favorite Aaron lyrics ever. Just that entire first song lyrically, holy shit

dbizzles
August 17th 2018
13880 Comments


For real. Endless greatness.

coldheaven
August 17th 2018
4845 Comments


Guys...my heart is so full right now. If the EP is this damn good, I can’t even imagine what the album itself is gonna be like

FakeOne
August 17th 2018
85 Comments


"Got dat collectors edition boxset, $105 well spent

YEET"

Tried to order it too, they don't have it available in the EU, so painfull

coldheaven
August 17th 2018
4845 Comments


I’m very sorry, buddy 😢

robotmagician
August 17th 2018
1222 Comments


gorgeous ep - makes me extra excited because of how mellow and beautiful this is, it makes me feel like there will be some genuinely heavy songs on the full length, as people have been talking about

Lucman
August 17th 2018
3828 Comments


October 5 is the release date. Just before my birthday too. Stoked!!

SowingSeason
Moderator
August 17th 2018
33359 Comments


I decided to simply order the physical EP and LP. None of the shirts I wanted were in stock.

robotmagician
August 17th 2018
1222 Comments


yeah I just got the collectors 200g vinyl, and it was hard enough to justify paying that much so I definitely wasn’t going to spend $105. really lovely ep and listening to the single again gave me chills, and I didn’t want to miss out on what looks to be an incredible work - both the music and the packaging itself

SowingSeason
Moderator
August 17th 2018
33359 Comments


I got through the EP once on the way to work and it was pleasant but didn't grip me. I'm sure that will change. I do think the LP will knock it out of the park though.

butt.
August 17th 2018
6509 Comments


That's where I'm at right now. On my 2nd listen, I can't say I'm blown away or anything. It's nice, but really stripped down musically. Some songs (Dirty Rain) don't even sound like mwY, kinda odd. I'm sure it'll grow on me, especially as I dig into the lyrics

SowingSeason
Moderator
August 17th 2018
33359 Comments


^that's the case with every mwY for me, ever. always starts with mild disappointment followed by that "oh my god" moment where you realize you're the imperfect one for not realizing it is perfect.

robotmagician
August 17th 2018
1222 Comments


yeah it’s kinda like the new anthony green LP for me in that it was really lovely to listen to but I wasn’t like “man I need to hear this over and over again.” I think once the lp is out this will be a really interesting contrast to what the style the display there though, and might make this even better if that makes sense.

butt.
August 17th 2018
6509 Comments


Yeah so even after the 2nd listen just now, the last two tracks (August 6th and Kristy) reeeally resonated with me. Also, while all the lyrics here are incredible, Winter Solstice is grabbing me by the shoulders right now:

Winter solstice, the earth open wide
with a mouth closed and face carved like stone
dressed the dawn in the air drawn designs
as the sounds rose in waveforms unknown
and you smile but your vampire complexion still shows
so the past goes.

butt.
August 17th 2018
6509 Comments


my only real beef is with the ep/lp names. [Untitled]? Ugh. It's so lazy! It's overdone! It's boring! It's alright

DungeonBoy
August 17th 2018
7413 Comments


welp, this single they released sounds nothing like the EP. pretty disappointing for me, I was hoping I'd enjoy something new from them. August 6th was enjoyable, but lyrics are pretty ridiculous per usual.

SowingSeason
Moderator
August 17th 2018
33359 Comments


I wouldn't worry Dungeon, it's pretty clear that the EP and LP are going to be opposites. I think this EP was just a way for them to release some of the lighter stuff that they still liked. The LP will bring the fire.

DungeonBoy
August 17th 2018
7413 Comments


Here's hoping!

butt.
August 17th 2018
6509 Comments


Dungeon-
Look at the EP album art, then look at the LP art. That's all you need to know. Tune back in Oct. 5 for some real boppers.

robotmagician
August 17th 2018
1222 Comments


wow great point

Taxt
August 17th 2018
1379 Comments


"Anaesthetized castration en masse, anyone?"

Best lyric?
It's more likely than you think.

Sinternet
August 17th 2018
21555 Comments


Second half of the ep especially rukes so hard

Slex
Contributing Reviewer
August 17th 2018
9227 Comments


From something my friend sent me from Reddit, the band's manager on the parallels of the artwork for the Ep and Lp:
"I love what you guys pick up. This was totally the intent of the artwork. Aaron picked the album art and I picked the ep. They EP artwork was meant literally depict the condensed ball that that the Album explodes into... and I mean EXPLODES. IN. TO."

heyadam
August 17th 2018
3005 Comments


haha so fucking stoked

letsgofishing
August 17th 2018
1448 Comments


Where's the time machine? Must get to October 5 immediately.

Slex
Contributing Reviewer
August 17th 2018
9227 Comments


I am giddy this album is going to be wild

letsgofishing
August 17th 2018
1448 Comments


https://i.redd.it/vdzp77gbopg11.jpg


SowingSeason
Moderator
August 17th 2018
33359 Comments


I'm trying to remain cautious about the hype. I don't want to make this thing impossible to live up to.

Slex
Contributing Reviewer
August 17th 2018
9227 Comments


That's usually a fair point Sowing, but counterpoint: it's MwY

dbizzles
August 17th 2018
13880 Comments


I always try to keep my expectations low, but how the fuck do I do that now?

SowingSeason
Moderator
August 17th 2018
33359 Comments


I said trying. We all know I'll fail. ;-)

heyadam
August 17th 2018
3005 Comments


the hype train is so far from the station it’s ridiculous

LethalPaintball
August 20th 2018
1003 Comments


worst album of the year already

coldheaven
August 20th 2018
4845 Comments


Says the guy digging Mac Miller

LethalPaintball
August 20th 2018
1003 Comments


says the guy digging mewithoutyou

butt.
August 20th 2018
6509 Comments


says the guy who has La Dispute and Manchester Orchestra at a troll rating of 1.5

LethalPaintball
August 20th 2018
1003 Comments


the fact that you think theyre troll ratings lol

heyadam
August 20th 2018
3005 Comments


lol

ShadowNeko
August 25th 2018
228 Comments


This is a fucking great song.
This album is def gonna be on my best AOTY list.



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