TVD Vinyl Giveaway:
Mew, + –

When Danish indie-rockers Mew released their long-awaited sixth album at the end of April many fans were unsure of what to expect. Although a return from a six-year hiatus can be difficult, with their progressive new album and a well-received set at SXSW, Mew has proven they’re back with a vengeance. 

+- (as in “plus minus”), released on April 28, 2015 in North America, features the band’s original line up—Jonas Bjerre (vocals), Bo Madsen (guitar), Johan Wohlert (bass), and Silas Utke Graae Jorgensen (drums). With this new release, Mew continues its penchant for enigmatic album titles. Their previous outing in 2009, No More Stories Are Told Today, I’m Sorry They Washed Away//No More Stories, The World is Grey, I’m Tired, Let’s Wash Away, reveled in ambition.

The new music on ” +- ” soars. It’s alive, it’s vibrant and spacious. Its skewed pop sensibilities coupled with an ever-expansive musical backdrop denotes the extremities of Mew’s creative DNA, showing once more a band treading its own unique path. The album was recorded in Copenhagen, produced by Grammy-nominated Michael Beinhorn (Hole, Soundgarden, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Violent Femmes) and Mew with mixing duties undertaken by Rich Costey. “+- ” also features an appearance from Bloc Party guitarist Russell Lissack on “My Complications,” a song he co-wrote that came to fruition having met Mew on a U.S. tour some years ago.

Mew has proven itself to be one of the biggest and most influential bands on the Danish indie scene, having achieved several Gold and Platinum albums, as well as winning numerous awards (Steppeulvs Prize, Danish Music Award, MTV Award, Gaffa Prize) in the band’s home country of Denmark. Mew has always had an affinity with the symphonic grandeur of indie rock’s troubled creature and pop immediacy.

This unique combination has not only given Mew chart topping albums, lots of airplay and many fans in the Nordic countries, but also across the world with huge followings established in Europe, Asia and here in America. In addition to its own extensive worldwide headline tours, Mew has toured as special guests with artists such as Nine Inch Nails, Pixies, Muse, and Kings of Leon.

Mew will support  +-  with international touring that began with the band’s first American show in six years in March at SXSW. The band in the midst of a string of European dates for May, and will return to North America for a full tour late summer/fall 2015.”

Enter to win Mew’s brand new + – on vinyl by citing in the comments below a stellar album released after a band’s long hiatus. We’ll take Back in Black, so that one’s out!

We’ll choose one winner with a North American mailing address a week from today, June 3, 2015. Our winner will be notified directly via email.

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  • http://dcissound.wordpress.com dcissound

    My favorite return after a long hiatus is Underworld’s Oblivion with Bells. I do love the new Mew album though

  • Simon Roy

    favorite return is Death From Above 1979

  • Andy_Dunn

    Dinosaur JR. 10 year or more if you count the loss of lou and murph

  • Borsch

    Italian Sadist, their album of 2007 was so magical

  • Chad Hawkins

    Spoon returned with They Want My Soul. So good.

  • Tyler

    Polaris : the adventures of pete & pete

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