LISTEN: Mew live on NPR @ SXSW (HTML page)
Next to New Violators going on at Noon, the biggest travesty at the during-SXSW party I did with AAM last Thursday (March 15, 2007) was that Cloud Cult (inside) and Mew (outside) started at the exact same time (5pm). I didn’t realize that was gonna happen ahead of time, or I would have tried to make it different.
When I got done crying I decided to watch a couple of Cloud Cult songs, followed by almost all of Mew’s set. I knew I could see Cloud Cult again at SXSW, and soon in NYC, not to mention the zillion times I’ve seen them already – so Mew it was.
Truth is, I should have just been thankful I could even get in the show unlike these pour diehard under-21 Mew fans stuck behind the fence…
Not that it matters, but since the show was outside Mew didn’t use their usual video projections. And though I think Mew is best experienced on record, this show was still a great one. How was their performance at Irving Plaza last night (March 22)?
More pics, video & stuff below…..
Someone shot some video…
And iFilm was there to interview the band…
“After that, we headed over to the Scoot Inn. There we took in an awesome short set by The Twilight Sad. Then Mew took the main stage and Jake & I were right up front for an incredible 45 set by them. It fucking blew my mind how great they were!” [The Strains of Sad , Old Tune]
“Considering they’ve apparently been around for a while, boy do they all look like 16-year-olds. That Danish lifestyle must be good for ya. I was also pleased that they could really pull their layered sound off live (effects pedals = layered sound, I guess).” [gregmurphy’s MOG]