Good news! The pre-sale has been a hugely successful so far and in less than 24 hours we sold out of all Deluxe Box Sets. We initially thought 1,000 of these Deluxe Box Sets we’re going to last us the 5 weeks leading up to the street date. So when they started to fly like hot cakes on Tuesday we thought to ourselves “Man, we should’ve made more.” But we weren’t going to do that. To say a pressing is limited to a 1,000 and then bump up that number just to sell more copies, we felt would’ve been a disingenuous move . “You live and you learn. Next time we’ll do more.”
But as it turns our online merch company is working with somewhat of an antiquated system where they have to manually pull down items in the store if they get too close to their stock limit. Long story short the guys who handle our online sales weren’t able to pull the Deluxe Box Sets from the store in time and oversold them by 265 copies. So we we’re left with the choices Refund those 265 orders or Order more. It seems clear that there is a demand for this product and we don’t want to bum anyone out who already think they’re getting Deluxe Box Set in June only to be told they aren’t. So today we made some calls to the manufacturers today and bumped up all our orders by an additional 1,000. Which works out better for our costs cause we hit certain price breaks at that amount. So really everybody wins here except for the people who think 1,000 copies is cooler than 2,000 copies. For that we are sorry but they’ll probably get over it, right? And if exclusivity is really your concern then you can rest easy knowing that this time when we say 2,000 copies we mean 2,000 copies. So back on the table are another 500 Icy Blue and another 500 Audiophile Black.
CLICK HERE to pre-order the Deluxe Box Set now for only $40
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We are very excited to announce that starting today our new album Ten Stories is up for pre-sale on our brand new online store. Right now we’ve got the following options for you guys:
Compact Disc – $12
• 11 new songs
• Full color disc artwork
• 12 pg lyric booklet
• 8 original paintings by Vasily Kafanov
Vinyl LP – $18
• Marbled Gray vinyl
• Tip-on Gatefold Jacket
• 12 pg lyric booklet
• Extra 5×5 Insert
• 8 original paintings by Vasily Kafanov
Deluxe Box Set – $40
• Limited to 1,000 copies
• 180 gram 2XLP available in two colors (Icy Blue, Audiophile Black)
• 4th Side Vinyl Etching
• Custom Inner Sleeves
• 28 pg lyric booklet with 11 original paintings by Vasily Kafanov
• Autographed 11x 17 Poster
• Bonus CD with Alternate Album Cover
• Exclusive B-Sides 7” Single “Other Stories:”
Includes an 8 pg lyric booklet, 2 more original paintings by Vasily Kafanov and foreword by Rick Mazzotta
All orders also include a free digital copy of the album that will be sent out the day the album drops (5/15/12). For those of you who hate physical media we are working on setting up a way to just buy the digital download, but we ran into a couple issues at the eleventh hour.
Last but not least every pre-sale order will come with an automatic free download of album track “Fox’s Dream of the Log Flume,” which has our friend Hayley Williams of Paramore contributing vocals. This song is definitely a highlight moment of the album. We think you guys are gonna love it.
Okay, you’ve all been asking for it and so here it is. Finally, a new song from our band. Not some shabby live recordings on YouTube or bits and pieces strung here and there and throughout interview clips. This is a full song, uncut, in all its glory. Click HERE to head over to Paste Magazine and wrap your ears around February, 1878, the first track off “Ten Stories” (in stores and online 5/15). This is track one off the new album. It hits hard and it croons smooth. We love it and hope you guys do too.
Pre-Sale for “Ten Stories” will start on April 17th on this very website. We’ll have new web store open at that time where you can purchase the new record on CD / LP / MP3 and exclusive to our store a Deluxe Version of ”Ten Stories” (details soon).
5/17 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
5/18 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend
5/19 – Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
5/21 – Birmingham, AL @ WorkPlay Theatre
5/22 – Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
5/24 – Oklahoma City, OK @ ACM@UCO
5/25 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
5/26 – Dallas, TX @ The Door
5/28 – Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music Hall
5/29 – Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom
5/30 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
6/1 – Columbia, MO @ Blue Note
6/2 – Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose Tap House
6/4 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
6/5 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
6/6 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe at Old National Centre
6/7 – Cincinnati, OH @ 20th Century Theatre
6/8 – Lansing, MI @ The Loft at Harem Urban Lounge
6/9 – Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club
6/11 – Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
6/12 – So. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
6/13 – Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street
6/14 – Pawtucket, RI @ The Met
6/15 – Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s
6/16 – Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony
The puzzle is complete! We are very proud to present to you Vasily Kafanov’s gorgeous, original painting for our new album cover. Thanks to all of you who participated in piecing together and completing the album artwork puzzle over on our Facebook page. Special thanks to our winner David Brenner who will receive a Deluxe Edition of the album on vinyl when its released later this summer. Look for Ten Stories be available in stores and online May 15th.
This past Friday, over on our Facebook we started slowly revealing the cover to our fifth album, TEN STORIES (due out May 15th), and we are doing it piece by puzzle piece. So over the course of the next week or so we’ll be posting a couple pieces of the TEN STORIES puzzle every day to whet your whistle. After all the pieces have gone up we’re gonna let you guys, the fans, put the pieces together and reveal the final album artwork to the world. The first one to post a completed and correct version of the cover on our Facebook Wall will win a Deluxe copy of TEN STORIES on Vinyl.
mewithoutYou returns with their 5th studio album Ten Stories, set for release May 15, 2012. A deluxe vinyl edition will be available as well. Helmed by producer and friend of the band Daniel Smith (Sufjan Stevens) and mixed by Brad Wood, Ten Stories is an allegorical collection of songs that, at first listen, follows a winding narrative about a circus train crash in 19th century Montana. But long-time fans of this band know that although we are immediately introduced to a talking elephant, fox and tiger, there is always more than meets the eye.
mewithoutYou – frontman Aaron Weiss, guitarist Michael Weiss, bassist Greg Jehanian and drummer Rickie Mazzotta – will be previewing the new songs during a run of select live shows in early March, beginning March 3rd in Baltimore at Metro Gallery. A U.S. Spring tour will be announced in the coming weeks.
Ten years into their life together as a band, mewithoutYou are still searching, and they still compel us to join them in their search. Well-loved for their introspective and eccentric ruminations on life, love, loss, spirituality and temptation, Ten Stories is the result of a lot of living and a lot of death. After experiencing the joy of a newborn baby in the Weiss family in early 2010, it wasn’t too long before several deaths of relatives and friends shook the band to its core. They spent some time apart to live their lives, but it is their deep friendships that always bring them back together again.
Reflecting on their history together, drummer Rickie Mazzotta says, “Think about everything that happens in the course of a decade – death, taxes, scholastics, break-ups, birth, illness, World Series Championships, foggy memories, whack decisions, the loss of innocence, the highest highs and the lowest lows. We’ve been through a lot together. When we came together to make Ten Stories, it was spawned out of being apart for a while, home with friends and lovers, pursuing other interests and naturally gravitating back towards one another in space and sound.”
This natural reunion led to the band beginning work on Ten Stories with a relaxed approach, leisurely enjoying the summer sun and leaving behind any pre-conceived ideas of what kind of songs they wanted to make. The result is an incredibly expansive album, encompassing where the band has been and where they are going. mewithoutYou’s last album, 2009’s It’s All Crazy! It’s All False! It’s All a Dream! It’s Alright!, was a marked departure into the world of folk and written around an acoustic guitar, Ten Stories adds the band’s raucous vocals and hard-hitting instrumentation back into the mix. Still present are their melodic overtones and lush orchestration of more recent years, making for a riveting musical journey at the album’s every turn.
Through the fable-like interactions of fictitious animals, Ten Stories offers up deep ponderings and keen observations about human character flaws and the circle of life. As the band further explores their signature themes of romantic disaster and quasi-mystical speculation, a naive rabbit falls for a footloose fortune teller and a monastic walrus for a hedonistic owl. A pretentious Fox has a prophetic dream, a starving Bear has a vision of a martyred saint and an indecisive Peacock and gnostic Tiger learn the virtues of megalomania from an ego-annihilated Potter Wasp. From the urgent suspense of album opener “February 1878,” to the sweeping drum patterns and gritty vocals of “Grist for the Malady Mill,” to the psychedelic gem “Aubergine” to the special guest artist on “Fox’s Dream of the Log Flume,” it’s clear that Ten Stories is one of mewithoutYou’s most dynamic albums to date.
“Spring Break” for us means some tour dates for you! We wish we had more time to be out on the road, but this is all the time we have for right now. We’re excited to share some new songs with everyone, hope to see you there!
Sat/Mar-03 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
Sun/Mar-04 Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
Mon/Mar-05 Kalamazoo, MI @ The Strutt
Tue/Mar-06 Toledo, OH @ Frankie’s
Wed/Mar-07 Palatine, IL @ Durty Nellies
Thu/Mar-08 Columbus, OH @ Rumba Café
Fri/Mar-09 Buffalo, NY @ Tralf Music Hall
Sat/Mar-10 Lemoyne, PA @ Championship