Mew and the Glass Handed Kites
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||The Circuitry of the Wolf||Mew||2:46||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Chinaberry Tree||Mew||3:33||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Why Are You Looking Grave?||Mew & J Mascis||3:50||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Fox Cub||Mew||1:15||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Apocalypso||Mew||4:46||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Special||Mew||3:13||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Zookeeper's Boy||Mew||4:43||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||A Dark Design||Mew||3:27||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Saviours of Jazz Ballet||Mew||3:20||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||An Envoy to the Open Fields||Mew||3:39||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Small Ambulance||Mew||1:05||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Seething Rain Weeps for You||Mew||4:15||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||White Lips Kissed||Mew||6:45||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Louise Louisa||Mew||7:15||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Forever and Ever||Mew||4:20||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||White Lips Kissed (With Japanese Lyrics)||Mew||5:34||£0.99||View In iTunes|
Danish quartet Mew's dense and occasionally difficult And the Glass Handed Kites is old-fashioned only in the sense that it's meant to be eaten in a single sitting. This is not a single-driven record — though "Special," with its bouncy, moody chorus and octave vocal delivery, sounds like an emission from a time machine parked dead center within the heydays of early-'90s alternative rock — rather, it's a single organism. Kites takes the wisdom and volatility of the Delgados ("Chinaberry Tree"), the sonic scope of Sigur Rós ("White Lips Kissed"), and the angular guitar attack of early Ride and Dinosaur Jr. ("Circuitry of the Wolf") and melds them all into a cathartic post-rock epic that's so electrifying and unpredictable that it's almost impossible to take in with one or two listens. Fans of OK Computer-era Radiohead, My Bloody Valentine, and Disintegration-era Cure will find And the Glass Handed Kites one of the most breathtaking things to come along since the dawn of the dream pop/post-punk genres themselves.
A Dark Design
I found Mew after I saw them support Nine Inch Nails in 2009 and was simply blown away. This was the first album i bought of theirs as they were still working on new material.
Instantly the opening of Circuitry Of The Wolf grips you and does what an opener should, it sets you up for what is to come, it sends that shiver down your spine that confirms that what you are about to listen to is going to take you on a journey.
Each track seemlessly mixes into the next, creating the illusion of one mammoth track. The members of the band are obviously very talented in what they do, they are infinitely creative and any fan of alternative music would be a fool to not give this album the opportunity it so rightfully deserves...
Formed: Hellerup, Denmark
Years Active: '90s, '00s