Finally a band that critics would be hard-pressed to compare to Explosions in the Sky an anomaly, wait, where?! About five miles from the Mexican border at the southern tip of Texas lies one of the Southeast's fastest growing cities, McAllen, and one of the countrys more refreshing instrumental outputs. They Mean Us turns the violin, xylophone, and goofball song titles in to critical elements of a style that can, at times, be as discordant and angular as it can be gentle and caressing. And from what we hear, they put on quite a show.
Having just recovered from a minor lineup change, They Mean Us is beginning a scour of the bottom half of the country in support of the bands recently released EP, Friendship Lottery. The album was mixed and mastered with help from Atlantas Mike Malpass; his assistance helped to flesh out the album's defined percussion, moments of shoegazy atmospherics, and wonderfully scrappy rhythms.
They Mean Us will be playing Athens's Caledonia Lounge on September 30th at 8 p.m. The band will be alongside the resident infallible Mouser and the Atlanta up-and-comers Ours to Alibi.
(Photo by Andy Pena)
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That was January of 2007, and they are 21 now, so I'm guessing 14?