Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on July 24, 2009

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Mew

Sunday 7:58 p.m.: Mew might be the best dressed band at Pitchfork; singer Jonas Bjerre sports an expensive-looking cardigan and tailored jeans, while his bandmates are wearing crisp oxford button-ups with the sleeves rolled just so. The Danish group's sound is equally dapper. Indeed, even the rockers are hopelessly lush--as though everything the band touches is forced to blossom (think King Midas meets Johnny Appleseed). This feel is abetted by Bjerre's lullaby of a voice, an effortlessly melodic instrument with watercolor-soft edges. Mew imbues a decadent "The Zookeeper's Boy" with enough romantic longing to make Jane Austen blush and turns "Special" into a velvet-smooth, disco-rock shuffle. Only two complaints: (1) at just 40 minutes the set is at least 20 minutes too short and (2) the crowd is on the small-ish side as everyone readies for the Flaming Lips performance in the opposite corner of the park. (AD) [Chicago Tribune]
Tickets are on sale for Mew's upcoming Brooklyn show at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Mew's Terminal 5 show goes on pre-sale this afternoon. A few more shots from Pitchfork and updated North American tour dates below...

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Mew - 2009 Tour Dates
8.22.09 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
8.24.09 - Brooklyn, NY @ Williamsburg Music Hall
8.26.09- New York, NY @ Terminal 5 w/Nine Inch Nails
8.28.09 - Chicago, IL @ Aragon w/Nine Inch Nails
8.29.09 - Chicago, IL @ Aragon w/Nine Inch Nails
8.30.09 - Ontario @ Virgin Music Festival
9.01.09 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
9.02.09 - Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium w/Nine Inch Nails
9.03.09 - Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda w/Nine Inch Nails
9.04.09 - San Francisco, CA @ Independent

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Comments (8)

Who will be the first to post a "MEH" comMEHnt?

Posted by Not I. | July 24, 2009 1:47 PM

get over it, move on

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2009 1:54 PM

MEHW

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2009 2:10 PM

So good, they are

Posted by Yoda | July 24, 2009 2:24 PM

awesome, nine inch nails gets two tags in a post that is completely unrelated b/c they are on tour with the band in question. death to america.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2009 2:36 PM

new album is great

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2009 3:00 PM

That is a very sharp jacket indeed.

Posted by kat | July 24, 2009 8:50 PM

Hey!
I was rite in front of him
=D

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2009 3:27 PM

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