Listen to the New Song "D-Minor"

May 27, 2015

Our boy, Aaron Weiss, has been known to revisit his own lyrics and themes from time to time, re-working those old ideas into new songs, creating sequels and, on one occasion, a prequel. This device (admittedly stolen from Neutral Milk Hotel) has become a fan-favorite, and the motif continues on Pale Horses with "D-Minor," the sequel to the Brother, Sister track "C-Minor." In "D-Minor" Aaron once again explores how his sexuality and beliefs are intertwined, this time trying to reconcile his monastic ideals and disillusioned romanticism with his new marriage.

Lyrics to D-Minor
A borrowed fern w/ a cigarette burn & a pawn shop ring in her hand
at the Idaho courts to affirm our divorce before the marriage began
in a celery boat singing triangle notes to a horn from the military band,
the spectreworks c/o Pepper & Dircks’ Bargain Ghost and Haunted Man
We awkwardly shielded the curious eyes of innocent pines from the forest floor
From the frying pan of a celibate man to the fires of the premature
who could ask for nothing more?
we’re a unshrunk patch on a tear of the edge (x2)
we’re a campaign badge, the short-lived match
of an unshrunk patch and the bellows’ edge
on the iron lungs of our language

A by-now acquired fern with a cigarette burn
in a basket with a (rectangle) note on the bedroom floor:
They repaired my fence, those bastards,
I can’t go back home no more save a roundabout way
unto each day is sufficient misfortune thereof
with which to spend in proportion to your modest pay
while shopping around for a word like ‘love.’
--With obedient trust as a babe in the womb,
impeccably chaste as a priest in the tomb
with a Deadwood map and a dynamite hat
I’ll come back to Idaho soon,
harmless as a Danish cartoon

This is not the first time
[capitalized, 3-lettered sound] has died


Pale Horses is in stores and online 6-16. Pre-orders are available now.

Also don't miss mewithoutYou on tour this Summer.
Foxing and Lithuania opening
Thu/Jun-11 Chicago, IL @ Abbey Pub
Fri/Jun-12 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
Sat/Jun-13 Iowa City, IA @ Gabe's Oasis
Sun/Jun-14 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
Tue/Jun-16 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
Wed/Jun-17 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Thu/Jun-18 Boise, ID @ Neurolux
Fri/Jun-19 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
Sat/Jun-20 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Tue/Jun-23 Fresno, CA @ Strummers
Wed/Jun-24 Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk
Thu/Jun-25 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Fri/Jun-26 Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
Sat/Jun-27 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
Sun/Jun-28 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
Tue/Jun-30 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
Wed/Jul-01 Austin, TX @ Red 7
Thu/Jul-02 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's Upstairs

Foxing and Field Mouse opening
Sat/Jul-04 St. Petersburg, FL @ The Local 662
Sun/Jul-05 Orlando, FL @ The Social
Mon/Jul-06 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade - Hell*
Tue/Jul-07 Birmingham, AL @ The Saturn
Wed/Jul-08 Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
Fri/Jul-10 Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard
Sat/Jul-11 St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
Sun/Jul-12 Traverse City @ Common Ground Music Festival
Tue/Jul-14 Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre
Wed/Jul-15 Covington, KY @ Southgate House Revival
Thu/Jul-16 Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
Fri/Jul-17 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Sat/Jul-18 Boston, MA @ The Sinclair

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