I was lucky enough to win tickets to see Drug Church (whom I really like), Seahaven, mewithoutYou (the only reason I wanted to go), and Touché Amoré last night. I have seen mewithoutYou twice now, both as opening acts and I have to say that is a damn shame. Their discopraphy is stunningly brilliant. Each of their albums are unique and different but unmistakeably their style. Each song is an intricately told tale, every scene told in beautiful detail. On stage, they are captivating to watch. They have so much energy and perform each song like they haven’t played it a hundred times. Watching them last night was worth trudging through snow and brutally cold temps and I’d gladly do it again. Next time I hope they are the headliner because they have a fiercely devoted crowd who will certainly appreciate falling under their spell for a few more songs.
I seem to forget how much I love them. But when I finally do discover my love for them again, I become so fascinated listening to Weiss yell, mumble, and sing so vividly his stories, some biblical, some fable-like with forest creatures, some of personal experience, all so descriptive you can’t help but envision each scene. I am an admirer of their craftful storytelling and musical talent. There something so respectable in their presentation, humble but incredibly beautiful. Do yourself a favor and soak in the lyrics of a song or two. It’s the most genuine thing you’ll hear all day.