Brother, Sister (MewithoutYou album)

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Brother, Sister
Studio album by MewithoutYou
Released September 26, 2006
Recorded Seagrass Studios (Los Angeles, California)
Genre Indie rock, experimental rock
Length 43:39
Label Tooth & Nail, Burnt Toast
Producer Brad Wood
MewithoutYou chronology
Catch for Us the Foxes
(2004)
Brother, Sister
(2006)
It's All Crazy! It's All False! It's All a Dream! It's Alright
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk.net (90%)[1]
Allmusic 3/5 stars [2]
Drowned in Sound (8/10) [3]
Jesus Freak Hideout 5/5 stars[4]
Music Emissions 5 /5 stars[5]
Punk News 4 /5 stars[6]
Spin 3.5 /5 stars[7]
Sputnikmusic (5/5)[8]

Brother, Sister is the third full-length album by indie rock band mewithoutYou, released on September 26, 2006 through Tooth & Nail Records. It features guest vocal and instrumental appearances by several artists, including Jeremy Enigk (of Sunny Day Real Estate), harpist Timbre, and members of Anathallo and the Psalters. From August 9, 2007, Burnt Toast Vinyl were taking pre-orders[9] for a LP-format version of the album. The album features an abundance of symbolism, much of which is tied to animals; at least one can be found in the lyrics of each track.

Brother, Sister reached a peak position of number 116 on the Billboard 200 on October 14, 2006.[10]

The cover art is by artist Vasily Kafanov. The album's title comes from the "Canticle of the Sun ".

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by MewithoutYou

No. Title Length
1. "Messes of Men"   3:52
2. "The Dryness and the Rain" (guest vocals by Jeremy Enigk) 2:57
3. "Wolf Am I! (and Shadow)"   2:36
4. "Yellow Spider"   1:10
5. "A Glass Can Only Spill What It Contains"   3:45
6. "Nice and Blue (Pt. Two)"   3:43
7. "The Sun and the Moon"   5:15
8. "Orange Spider"   1:10
9. "C-Minor"   3:21
10. "In a Market Dimly Lit"   4:27
11. "O, Porcupine" (Guest vocals by Jeremy Enigk) 4:31
12. "Brownish Spider" (featuring guest harpist Timbre) 1:19
13. "In a Sweater Poorly Knit" (featuring guest harpist Timbre) 5:26

Personnel[edit]

  • Greg Jehanian – group member
  • Christopher Kleinberg – group member
  • Richard Mazzotta – group member
  • Aaron Weiss – group member
  • Michael Weiss – group member
  • Josh Bender – background vocals
  • Andrew Dost – flugelhorn
  • Jeremy Enigk – vocals
  • Orlando Greenhill – upright bass
  • Timbre – harp
  • Bret Wallin – trombone
  • Chick Wolverton – melodica
  • Brad Wood – melodica

Technical personnel[edit]

  • Michael Almquist - Spider song sequencer
  • Chris Crisman – photography
  • Chad Johnson – A&R
  • Emily Lazar – mastering
  • Jason Powers – art direction, design, illustrations
  • Brad Wood – producer, engineer, mixing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "mewithoutYou - Brother, Sister - Album Review". AbsolutePunk.net. September 26, 2006. Retrieved August 31, 2013. 
  2. ^ Brother, Sister (MewithoutYou album) at AllMusic]
  3. ^ Gourlay, Dom (October 17, 2007). "mewithoutYou - Brother, Sister / Releases / Releases // Drowned In Sound". Drownedinsound.com. Retrieved August 31, 2013. 
  4. ^ "mewithoutYou, "Brother, Sister" Review". Jesusfreakhideout.com. September 26, 2006. Retrieved August 31, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Mewithoutyou - Brother, Sister Review from". Music Emissions. Retrieved August 31, 2013. 
  6. ^ "mewithoutYou - Brother, Sister". Punknews.org. Retrieved August 31, 2013. 
  7. ^ Young, Jon (October 8, 2006). "mewithoutYou, 'Brother, Sister' Review". Spin.com. Retrieved August 31, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Review: mewithoutYou - Brother, Sister". Sputnikmusic. August 29, 2008. Retrieved August 31, 2013. 
  9. ^ Burnt Toast Vinyl Store product listing BTV081
  10. ^ Billboard.com entry for mewithoutYou - Brother, Sister

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