Ten Stories

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Ten Stories
Ten Stories.jpg
Studio album by MewithoutYou
Released May 15, 2012
Genre Indie rock, art rock, post-hardcore, indie folk
Length 40:30
Label Pine Street
Producer Daniel Smith
MewithoutYou chronology
It's All Crazy! It's All False! It's All a Dream! It's Alright
Ten Stories
Pale Horses

Ten Stories is the fifth full-length studio album by American indie rock band mewithoutYou. The record was produced by Daniel Smith and mixed by Brad Wood. The album's track listing was published by Alternative Press's website in March 2012.[1]

The album focuses on ten stories that make up the larger story of the whole album of a traveling circus and the train crash it suffered in late 19th-century Montana.[2][3] The inspiration comes from a book read in a class that lead singer and lyricist Aaron Weiss took while attending school during the band's hiatus.[4]

On May 8, 2012, the record became available for streaming on Spotify.[5] The album was released May 15, 2012 with pre-orders starting April 17, 2012.[6]

The largest pre-order bundle on their online store is $40 and includes a 2XLP on colored 150g vinyl, 4th side vinyl etching, custom inner sleeves, a 28-page lyric booklet with 11 original paintings by Vasily Kafanov, 11x17 Poster, 13-song bonus CD with alternate album cover, instant digital download on street date, exclusive b-sides 7" single Other Stories:, an 8-page lyric booklet, two more original paintings by Vasily Kafanov, and foreword by the band’s drummer Rick Mazzotta.[7]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 84/100[8]
Review scores
Source Rating
Christianity Today 4/5 stars[9]
MTV.com (positive) [10]
RELEVANT (positive) [11]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars[12]

Track listing[edit]

Music by mewithoutYou, lyrics by Aaron Weiss.

No. Title Length
1. "February, 1878"   3:46
2. "Grist for the Malady Mill"   3:17
3. "East Enders Wives" (featuring Aimee Wilson) 2:52
4. "Cardiff Giant"   3:43
5. "Elephant in the Dock" (featuring Amy Carrigan) 3:51
6. "Aubergine" (featuring Amy Carrigan) 3:14
7. "Fox's Dream of the Log Flume" (featuring Hayley Williams of Paramore) 3:44
8. "Nine Stories"   4:46
9. "Fiji Mermaid"   3:34
10. "Bear's Vision of St. Agnes" (featuring Aimee Wilson) 4:59
11. "All Circles" (featuring Hayley Williams of Paramore and Daniel Smith of Danielson) 2:44
Deluxe[citation needed]
No. Title Length
12. "Julian the Onion"   4.04
13. "Four Fires"   3.36


  1. ^ "mewithoutYou announce new album, "Ten Stories"". altpress.com. 2012-03-01. Retrieved 2012-05-01. 
  2. ^ "mewithoutYou – Ten Stories". indievisionmusic.com. 2012-05-08. Retrieved 2012-05-12. 
  3. ^ "REVIEW: MEWITHOUTYOU – "TEN STORIES"". blaremagazine.com. 2012-05-10. Retrieved 2012-05-12. 
  4. ^ "Catching Up with mewithoutYou". pastemagazine.com. Retrieved 2012-04-19. 
  5. ^ "Ten Stories Sreaming on Spotify". mewithoutyou.com. Retrieved 2012-05-08. 
  6. ^ "Ten Stories Pre-Order". mewithoutyou.com. Retrieved 2012-04-17. 
  7. ^ "mewithoutYou Online Store". mewithoutyou.com. Retrieved 2012-05-14. 
  8. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/music/ten-stories/mewithoutyou
  9. ^ Jones, Jeremy V. (18 May 2012). "Ten Stories". Christianity Today. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  10. ^ Montgomery, James. "mewithoutYou's Ten Stories: The Year's Best Circus-Train Concept Album". MTV.com. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  11. ^ Larsen, Luke. "REVIEW: mewithout You, Ten Stories". RELEVANT. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  12. ^ Smith, Robin (11 May 2012). "mewithoutYou - Ten Stories (staff review)". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 19 May 2012.