mewithoutYou announce ‘Brother, Sister’ tour dates
mewithoutYou are unfortunately going on hiatus after 2020, and they promised they'd do a tour playing 2006's Brother, Sister in full before hanging it up, and the dates for that tour have now been announced. Openers include Dominic Angelella (who played bass in mewithoutYou when Greg Jehanian was on leave) and Slow Mass, varying by date.
The tour includes a New York show on June 12 at Le Poisson Rouge, and Dominic opens that one. Tickets are on sale now. All dates are listed below.
It's sad to see mewithoutYou, but it's great to see them giving the full-album tour treatment to Brother, Sister, which, for my money, was their finest hour in an overall very strong discography. Brother, Sister pushed the art rock/post-hardcore blend of its 2004 predecessor Catch For Us The Foxes (which got a 10th anniversary tour in 2014 and a reissue last fall) to its limits, and it remains the band's most meticulously crafted album. It starts and ends with the same lyric, songs flow into each other, there's one song that shows up in three different variations throughout the album, and the songs are often structured and layered more like Beatles or Beach Boys songs than like post-hardcore songs. It's the kind of album that needs to be played start to finish, so seeing it performed live that way should be truly special.
Meanwhile, Dominic also just announced a new album, Poison River, due May 22 via Lame-O Records, and first single "Holy Volunteer" is out now. Listen below.
All dates are listed on the tour poster, with a stream of Brother, Sister, below.