Mewithoutyou - It's All Crazy! It's All False! It's All a Dream! It's Alright.

Oh.
My.
God.
Becky look at her butt... (j/k)
Did anybody else feel that?
The universe... at least the musical one... shifted last week, and I think it has a little something to do with the release of Mewithoutyou's latest It's All Crazy! It's All False! It's All a Dream! It's Alright!
Right off the bat this is best album of Summer 2009 already, and I'm banking on it keeping that title throughout the entire year.
This hidden gem unites instruments like the accordion, trumpets, tuba, violin, and even what sounds like a xylophone together into one phenomenal album that is so unique that it questions almost any comparison.
AND IT'S CHRISTIAN! (apparently!?)
Wowzers!
With one track sounding like that USS song that was a huge hit not too long ago (which also reminds me of Placebo a wee bit), to songs resembling something you'd expect from Fake Problems or Against Me-type acts for lack of a better comparison, and the sometimes shaky vocals similar to Conor Oberst sans whine... this album pulls influences from every which direction and packages them together in a well organized and completely coordinated album that actually makes a lot of sense to the listener, despite the potential combustion of genres that most bands experience when they try to fuse together too much.
In Mewithoutyou's case the end result is a fusion of perfection, a brilliant collection of inspirations forming something diabolically good. Think of a Pinky and the Brain style plan to take over the musical world one album at a time, and while every other band represents their hilarious failed attempts, this one stands for the series finale when their plan actually works, presenting an album so astounding that it will forever rule the musical world.
Think I'm exaggerating?
THINK AGAIN!
The singing style alone sets new standards for vocalists in every genre, with the timing trailing the beat and the average word per line doubled in songs like "Cattail Down", paired with female background vocals when necessary to bring a softer side to the raw energy the album exudes.
I predict this release will (unfortunately) be the most underrated yet highly influential album of this year, with the potential to inspire many young bands to break barriers and grow the balls to discover a genre all their own and rock it.



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