She Came Home for Christmas is a song by the Danish band Mew. The song originally appeared on the album A Triumph For Man in 1997, but was later re-released on the album Frengers in 2003. The song was released as a single in Denmark and the United Kingdom multiple times between 1997 and 2003.
The music video for the song was shot in 2006 as black & white animation with lines and polygons. It shows the road in perspective and funny "King Christian", who walks down the road in rainy weather and fights another king with sword. And sometimes appear sentences, which describe the life of the king. At the end the king waves at the camera.
Her Voice Is Beyond Her Years is a song by Danish band Mew featuring Swedish singer Stina Nordenstam. It is the fifth song on their second album Half the World Is Watching Me, and also appears in a re-recorded version as the sixth song on their third album Frengers. It was released as the Half the World Is Watching Me's second single in 2000.
This was the second video, filmed by Mew. The video was made in computer software. It shows four members of the band flying in the car through skyscrapers. On the skyscraper is a big head of woman, which wants to kill the group with meteorits and robots. In the end of the video the woman head exploded and the band dancing.
"Am I Wry? No" is a song by the Danish alternative rock band Mew. It originally appeared on the band's 2000 album Half the World Is Watching Me. It was later re-released on band's 2003 album Frengers. The song was released as a single in 2002, then again in 2003 to promote Frengers.
Comforting Sounds is a song by the Danish band Mew. It was released as a single in 2003 to promote their album Frengers which was also released in 2003. The single was released across multiple formats in the United Kingdom. It's one of the bands most beloved songs, and they use it as their last song in liveshows. The song has been covered by Birdy as a track on the expanded edition of her eponymous 2011 album Birdy. The song was used in the end credits of HBO's Season 2, Episode 6 of Eastbound and Down.
"156" is a song and single by Danish indie rock band Mew, and the third single from their third album Frengers. It also featured in an alternate version on their second album Half the World Is Watching Me, which, in fact, is the original version. The song was only released in Scandinavia. It was released in two formats: a 2-song CDS, and a 3-song CDS including the video.
The music video was handdrawn, and was a series of still drawings. In the video, the four members of Mew were on board a ship, along with their captain, an elephant. The captain orders two of the bandmembers (Jonas Bjerre and Silas Utke Graae Jørgensen) to rob a house on the shore. They take off towards the shore in a little boat. The elephant uses his telescope to see a young woman in a house, who he falls in love with. He shouts at the two bandmembers to come back, but they can't hear him. They reach the shore and enter the house, but as they enter, they knock over a vase. The girl wakes up upon hearing this, and flees the house. When Jonas and Silas return to the ship with the stolen goods, the elephant wanted to know happened to the girl. As he goes to sleep, he has a nightmare in which he sees the four bandmembers in the girl's house, trapping her and setting the house alight, killing the girl. The elephant wakes up, takes the stolen goods, and throws them overboard, convinced that the bandmembers killed the girl. In the chorus of the video, the bandmembers' actual bodies, though with the animated heads, can be seen playing their instruments. The artwork of this video is based on "Skibber Bee Bye", a comic book by (Ron Regé Jr.).
"Apocalypso" is a song by Danish indie rock band Mew, and the first single from their fourth album And the Glass Handed Kites. It was released on 18 July 2005 in two formats: 7-inch vinyl and download. The download version was an acoustic waltz version of the song from the 7-inch vinyl. The song first aired on the Danish radio show Det Elektriske Barometer.
In an interview, the band revealed that the meaning of the song is about "the fear of Death". It was written after one of the members revealed that he felt all of his greatest fears in life about anything can be traced back to one consuming fear about death itself.
The song features Swirlies front man Damon Tutunjian on guitar.
Lead singer Jonas Bjerre directed a short promotional video to accompany the single. It does not include the entire song as it not an official video, but does contain a major portion. The video features drummer Silas Graae taking a drive in his car. At one point, a bird hits his window. When he goes out to take a look at the dead bird, he switches places with the bird. A bird-sized Silas is seen lying on the ground, and the bird (wearing Silas' clothes) is seen getting into the car.
The accompanying music video was directed by Martin de Thurah and filmed at a castle in Gärnäs, Sweden. The darkly atmospheric video is shot in black and white, and features intensively low-key lighting as well as special effects. It begins with a woman in a white dress rising from the water. The scene then changes to the inside of the castle, where a bearded man in a suit is dancing absurdly. The two people begin dancing in the lake, by the lakeside, and in the castle's courtyard. Clips of the band performing the song on a field can be seen, as well as shots of lead singer Jonas Bjerre, where one half of his face is shrouded in darkness. The couple is seen dancing in the courtyard between tables with glasses and wine bottles. At one point, the man throws the woman, and she soars through the courtyard. Near the end of the video, the woman becomes angry at the man, slaps him in the face, and leaps into the lake again. The video ends with the man jumping into the lake as well.
Special placed second on Danish music magazine Gaffa's top 5 Hits of 2005 list. In first place was fellow track The Zookeeper's Boy, which hadn't even been released as a single yet, and wouldn't be until 17 April 2006.
"The Zookeeper's Boy" is the fourth single from the album And the Glass Handed Kites by Danish indie band Mew. It was released on 17 April 2006 in two formats: CD single and 10-inch vinyl. Even before being released as a single, The Zookeeper's Boy was played intensively on Danish radio stations. As a result, before it was even released as a single, it won a Zulu Award for single of the year, and placed as number 1 on Gaffa's list of the top 5 hits of 2005, with the previously released Mew single "Special", placing second.
"Introducing Palace Players" is a song by the Danish band Mew. It was the first single to be released from their fifth studio album No More Stories..., and was posted on their MySpace page on 28 May 2009. It features Swirlies frontman and guitarist Damon Tutunjian on bass guitar.
The official music video for Introducing Palace Players was released via AOL Spinner on 29 July 2009. It was directed by award-winning director Martin de Thurah, Adam Hashemi and Lasse Martinussen. It was shot in Denmark in various locations, most notably the forests.
The video opens with scenes of a forest. The song starts as strange black boxes slowly begin to emerge from the foliage. One of them hovers slowly in the air before shooting pink rays of light throughout its surroundings. It continues to do so as it progresses towards an unspecified destination, as various shots of nature and wildlife are shown. Once, as it comes across a vacant Volvo, the box causes it to flash its light in response to its actions. Various other scenes are shown after that, including one of a playground, and of the surrounding wildlife. The scene then changes to a pond; another black box rises from the dark depths of the water. Another box rises somewhere, covered all over in snails. Far away, at a local gas station a dog digs up another black box from the dirt. The boxes then are revealed to be all heading towards in the same direction; they are all headed towards a large object in the distance. The object turns out to be a mountain, slowly being built upon by the strange black boxes. The video ends upon the boxes joining and becoming one.
The video is the first of three videos; the sequels are to be the videos for "Repeaterbeater" and "Beach."
The video shows the band at a reception at the hypnotist. After that the hypnotist makes the group to fall asleep and the participants begin to play imaginary instruments. After it the rain appears in the house.