Many bands have that one record. Usually an early entry into their catalogue, it remains a nostalgic favorite amongst fans old and new, and, despite many years of musical growth that may follow, still encapsulates what made the band so special in the first place; a sonic snapshot of their musical potential and ambition in one collection of songs. Some artists embrace it; others try to downplay it. For experimental indie rockers mewithoutYou, that record is Catch For Us The Foxes, and their approach is the former: for its 10th anniversary, they’re out on the road celebrating it by playing it in full. As we previously announced, the Foxes tour hits Cannery Ballroom TONIGHT, Oct. 8, and The Appleseed Cast and Hop Along will support! Read on for more.
Formed at the start of the millennium, mewithoutYou, fittingly, first rose to wide recognition after the release of their sophomore LP, Catch For Us The Foxes. Though three excellent full-lengths have followed since, it remains a fan favorite, and, in many respects, the group’s best and most fully realized effort. Combining elements of indie rock, post-hardcore, alternative, and art rock, and laced with dense lyrical themes exploring religion, philosophy, and more, mewithoutYou are a band unlike any another. Their fan base is rabid, but, if they’ve somehow passed you by, tonight would be a perfect point on entry.
THE APPLESEED CAST
Emerging from the late ’90s midwest emo hotbed of Lawrence, Kansas, The Appleseed Cast clearly took heavy influence from that scene without plugging directly into it. The group have released eight full-lengths over the last 15 years, remanning a dependable staple of the indie/post-rock scene. They’re a great fit for this bill, and warrant your full attention, so make a point to show up early.
Also hailing from Philly, Hop Along bring to the table a folkier flavor of indie rock, which is sure to get the night started right.
mewithoutYou, The Appleseed Cast, and Hop Along will perform tonight, Oct. 8, at Cannery Ballroom. The show is 18+, begins at 8 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.), and tickets are available for $18-20.