Philly post-hardcore outfit mewithoutYou has a new album on the way in May titled Ten Stories. It'll be the band's first full-length in three years, and this first track from it, "February, 1878," has me excited for the release.
At the start, Aaron Weiss' intense vocal delivery keeps me locked into the story being narrated in the vocals. The next segment of the track, surprisingly, is much less fiery. It swoops into cool things down with a vocal delivery that's much more shy and almost fearful when it's at its quietest.
The groove, which was originally sharp and forceful, eventually falls into something much more dreary, backed up with some forlorn background vocals toward the end. It's a great tune, but I see it getting even greater in the context of Ten Songs, because the band is usually pretty good about lacing common threads into its songs on an album.