First Impressions is a segment where we let you into our early thoughts on a highly anticipated album, This week, we have our early views on MewithoutYou’s It’s All Crazy! It’s All False! It’s All a Dream, It’s Alright . It drops May 19th.
I will go on record as being a lifetime MewithoutYou fan. Since their first record touched my ears to now, I have always remained faithful, but that doesn’t mean they didn’t try my patience a time or two. Aaron Weiss [vocals] has gone on record talking about how he does not want to be jumping all over stage at 40, and that the band is now getting older and into softer music. Taking that statement into consideration will probably help to explain the sound and feel of their new, ludicrously titled album, It’s All Crazy! It’s All False! It’s All A Dream, It’s Alright. Gone are the majority of electric guitars and welcomed are keys, tubas, and an overly folky sound through a majority of the record. However, regardless of style of music, tracks like, “The Angel of Death Came To David’s Room,” and the rough sounding, yet still acoustic, “Bullet to Binary Pt. 2.” I feel like this album will be to MwY’s fans as, The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me was to fans of Brand New. It’s not a new band, but old friends simply trying something new. It might not be for everyone, but it’s definitely something everyone should here.
*Written By: James Shotwell*