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Critically-Acclaimed Danish Rockers Mew Set To Release Third Studio Album on August 25

Sony Columbia Records - 05/15/2009

On August 25th Columbia Records will release Mew's fourth studio album titled:

  No more stories
  Are told today
  I'm sorry
  They washed away

  No more stories
  The world is grey
  I'm tired
  Let's wash away

The post-rock trio will play a handful of international dates opening for Nine Inch Nails this summer. The band was personally chosen by Trent Reznor for their multi-instrumental, visually captivating live performances that have garnered a worldwide following and critical acclaim from Rolling Stone, Spin, Pitchfork, Entertainment Weekly, NME and more. Mew will bring that performance stateside in July to play the Pitchfork Festival on July 19th in Chicago, IL.

No more stories... was recorded during the summer of 2008 in Brooklyn, NY with renowned producer Rich Costey (Muse, Glasvegas, NIN). The band spent the last year between Brooklyn and Copenhagen perfecting the albums new up-beat and lighter aura, as well as, creating animation for their upcoming live performances. Most of this was documented along the way by the band and can be seen and heard in short diary entries on the bands MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/mew

The timeline leading up to the August release will include an EP, No More Stories, due out on June 30th that will include 2 new tracks from the upcoming album along with 3 b-sides and will be available on the band's tour dates, at indie retail and on all DSPs (with a complete my album option starting August 25th on iTunes). The band is also filming a cinematic series of 3 videos with award winning director, Martin de Thurah, who is known for his work with Fever Ray, Glasvegas, and Royskopp.

Mew's 2003 European release of Frengers, also produced by Costey, caught the ears of profound music lovers and indie tastemakers. Leading up to their sophomore release of, And the Glass Handed Kites, in 2006 in which international demand for the band increased and eventually garnered the release of both albums in the US. To date the band has been praised by the press. Hailed by Spin Magazine as, "experimental enough to woo fans of Radiohead, and straight forward enough to lap up lovers of Coldplay." Pitchfork called the band's sound, "cutting-edge elegant," and Filter Magazine called Mew, "the best Scandinavian export since IKEA."

  No more stories... Track Listing:
  New Terrain
  Introducing Palace Players
  Beach
  Repeater Beater
  Silas The Magic Car
  Cartoons and Macrame Wounds
  A Dream
  Hawaii
  Vaccine
  Tricks Of The Trade
  Sometimes Life Isn't Easy
  Reprise

  No More Stories EP Track Listing:
  Introducing Palace Players
  Repeater Beater
  Owl (B-side)
  Start (B-side)
  Swimmers Chant (B-side)

  Mew Tour Dates:
  6/29  Phillipshalle                Dusseldorf w/NIN
  6/30  Berlin Arena                 Berlin, Germany w/NIN
  7/2   Roskilde Festival            Denmark
  7/4   Ruisrock Festival            Finland
  7/7   Zenih De Paris               Paris, France w/NIN
  7/8   Heineken Music Hall          Amsterdam w/NIN
  7/9   Rockhal                      Luxembourg w/NIN
  7/15  O2 Arena                     London w/NIN
  7/17  Latitude Festival            UK
  7/19  Pitchfork Festival           Chicago, IL
  8/7   Summer Sonic                 Tokyo
  8/8   Summer Sonic                 Osaka
  8/14  Beatday 09                   Copenhagen


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  www.columbiarecords.com

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