Saturday, August 22, 2009 - 8:00pm - Friday, September 4, 2009 - 8:00pm
“Mew sound so good live it kind of pisses me off,” Tweets Trent Reznor. So good, that Mew will be joining NIN for a handful of U.S. dates in addition to the UK dates the band is currently on. Mew will also play select headline dates in Boston, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco in which they will be performing new songs off their highly anticipated upcoming release: No more stories, are told today, I’m sorry, they washed away, No more stories the world is grey, I’m tired, Let’s wash away.
Mew is Jonas Bjerre, Bo Madsen, and Silas Utke Graae Jørgensen. The Danish trio is known for their art rock, indie sentiment that’s stadium quality. Using visuals designed by lead singer, Jonas Bjerre, their show injects the audience with a dream-like experience that lasts well after their 45 min set is over.
Entertainment Weekly explains, “Large in both sound and concept…Mew surge forth on dark, driving guitars, overwhelming vocal melodies and retro-sounding syths showing fews signs of restraint.” And last time the band played the states Filter raved, “Mew’s time in the US was all too short…to say that people were wowed by these shows would be the biggest understatement of the year. The blogs were swimming with hyperbole from their debut show in New York to the last show in LA.”
The blogs were again "swimming with hyperbole" after the band performed at Pitchfork Festival this past weekend in Chicago. Examiner claimed the ""Danish space pop innovators stole the show from Grizzly Bear!" While Idolator gushed that "their set at the Pitchfork Music Festival last night was absolute bliss." Others including Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times and Time Out all raved about the bands US debut performance as well!