Album Review @MeYouUsThem – Post-Data
Today I’m gonna tell you guys about this sweet band from Brooklyn called Me You Us Them (MYUT)
MYUT are a 3 piece rock band from Bushwick. Its members, Ryan Reesey, Ian Ljungquist and Zach Eichenhorn, fuse indie rock and pop-rock with an edge that will never go soft or limp. The group, signed on the Triple Down label, have thus far released an EP, appropriately titled EP #1 and have been busy in the studio these past months finishing their debut LP, Post-Data, which is released today.
Between 2008, when their first EP was released, and now, the band has refined and tweaked their sound to give you something that is worthy of repeat. Where Ep #1 found the band taking a harder approach to their rock sound, Post-Data takes it down a bit, but still manages to keep that bite that never gets dull– think a punk ethos with the haziness and distance of a dream. The album may seem dark and moody on first listen, but after multiple times you start to realize that it has this very uplifting feel to it– a great album to transition between the seasons.
The guitars on this album rock, and when you mix it with these ambient type of effects they use, you get these interesting guitar rhythms, textures and tones. Another effect that predominately makes an appearance on this album is this pitch shifting effect that just “bends” the music in all the right directions. The other thing that really shined for me on this album was the vocal work from Reesey, the tone of his voice adds this friendly type of sound which is a counterpoint to the moody music below it. His sound and delivery has all the workings of pop magic and I think it really gives the album and them the sound that will differentiate them from the “indie” crowd.
My favorite track on the album was “Drugs”. From minute 1 you get transported into this dreamy ballad where the world just seems to float by, you are so high that no one can touch you. Then when the chorus drops with “Cheer Up Child Don’t Give Up, Cheer up it’s just the drugs” you are just wowed till the very end. This track definitely shows their shoe-gaze vibe. But just when you thought they would go soft, you get hit with a track like “As Of Now” which takes you straight back down to the ground. The track is fast, loud and above all catchy as hell.
I can definitely say that Post-Data finds the band discovering an unique sound and really pushing the limits of indie rock. Highly recommend you check it out. The album is available digitally and on CD, which includes an immediate download of the album. Each CD is packaged in a limited-edition, hand silk-screened floppy disk, and includes an insert with the full album art. (if you don’t know what a floppy disk is, look it up!)
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