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Mew played Pitchfork (pics) – updated dates & NYC tickets

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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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