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  • Formed: Philadelphia, PA
  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Website: http://mewithoutyou.com
  • Recent Activity: 10.26.16 Food court trashcans beware when SHE is near #decimation
  • MewithoutYou

  • MewithoutYou


Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

A blend of experimental rock structures, punky energy, spoken-word melodies, and Judeo-Christian content characterizes the output of mewithoutYou, a Philadelphia-based band that formed in 2001. Having grown up listening to Jawbox and Burning Airlines, brothers Aaron and Michael Weiss initially cut their hard rock teeth as frontmen of the Operation. After releasing an album with the help of Takehold Records, the Operation's members decided to launch a side project in order to experiment with new sounds. The Weiss brothers subsequently formed mewithoutYou with help from bassist Ray Tadeo, guitarist Christopher Kleinberg, and drummer Richard Mazzotta. Tooth & Nail was taken by the fiery five-piece's raw appeal and inked them a deal, with bassist Daniel Pishock replacing the departing Tadeo. The Operation disbanded shortly thereafter, allowing the musicians to focus their efforts on the new band.

MewithoutYou issued their full-length debut, [A -- > B] Life, during the summer of 2002. The band's well-received sophomore effort, Catch for Us the Foxes, followed in late 2004, after which Pishock exited the lineup to pursue other interests. Greg Jehanian eventually took his position on bass. Tours with the likes of Dredg and Coheed & Cambria took mewithoutYou through the end of 2005, and the guys joined Thursday for a string of shows during the following year. Brother, Sister then appeared in September 2006, featuring cameos from the likes of Sunny Day Real Estate's Jeremy Enigk and the members of Anathallo. Another lineup adjustment arrived in the form of Christopher Kleinberg's departure, although he briefly returned during the band's 2008 summer tour.

As the bandmembers looked forward to 2009, they began working on material that replaced their traditional post-hardcore flourishes with an emphasis on acoustic instrumentation and Neutral Milk Hotel-styled folk. The result was 2009's It's All Crazy! It's All False! It's All a Dream! It's Alright, whose long-winded title modeled itself after the teachings of Sufi leader Bawa Muhaiyaddeen.


  • 10.26.16 Food court trashcans beware when SHE is near #decimation
  • 10.26.16 RT @mynameisjonah: I just got a very important Air Bud-related press release to bring to your attention. #PupStar https://t.co/oK694a4R13
  • 10.26.16 We rarely get to Madison. Yeah, we are in Madison now.
  • 10.26.16 RT @isthmus: Isthmus Pick: @mewithoutYou, @intoitoverit and @needle_points at @HighNoonMadison tonight, 7:30 pm. https://t.co/mMUlBk6Nfo ht…
  • 10.26.16 Coming up this week... https://t.co/10J8MsxleO
  • 10.26.16 Whenever I jump into a heated hotel pool, the song Renegade by Styx is what is propelling me.
  • 10.26.16 RT @blueprintsand_e: couldn't see the great @mewithoutYou without taking the opportunity to make an obscure meme https://t.co/Ha7IG1RrcW
  • 10.25.16 Best day off hotel tv watching = Forged in Fire. Could watch dudes make swords forever.
  • 10.25.16 RT @HomersMusicNE: Just set up an @mewithoutYou ticket and vinyl giveaway on our Facebook page for their show October 31st @Waiting_Room G…
  • 10.25.16 Just finished a night driving shift and I gotta say, the sleeping quarters on the bus straight up smell like a horse farm
  • 10.25.16 RT @mayonnaisequeen: I have 3 mwY tattoos because I'm annoying and they played all three songs tonight
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