Monday, August 9, 2010

mewithoutYou - Brother, Sister

Fifth/Former member guitarist Christopher Kleinberg pictured

mewithoutYou is an experimental (re: good) rock group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The group is known for their introspective and profound lyrics spoken/shouted from vocalist Aaron Weiss, whom with his brother Michael (guitar) founded the group as a "side project" in 2001 aside The Operation, solely releasing, 'There Is Hope For A Tree Cut Down'
(loosely a lyric from my favorite song on the present-mentioned 2006 'Brother, Sister' album).
Not to detract from bassist Greg Jehanian and drummer Rickie Mazzotta, who provide the ground-pound/free-form wonderment that holds the shaking beauty of the Weiss brothers' angular temperament together, or additionally the voice/horn cameo orchestration lining the album.

Jesus (literally) - what an amazing album.
Their entire discography is worth unearthing, but this album gracefully shifts from track to track, maintaining both literal symbolism as well as tonal likeness; the spiritual outpour is heard from every drip, accumulating to a deluge divinely felt above or below the flood. In keeping connection -- it might not be perfect, but you'll be quick to forgive & retrace any fault.