When: Sat., April 4, 7 p.m. 2015
On a tour bus fueled by vegetable oil, Philadelphia’s mewithoutYou travels the U.S. in costumes of post-punk, emo and acoustic rock. Stylistically, guitarist Nick Long and drummer Travis Hild of Lonely Horse have settled in to make their minimal instrumentation sound as maximal as possible. Recorded on the illustrious toys of the Sonic Ranch studio, Lonely Horse’s impending My Desert Son extends the band’s rich aesthetic in glorious high fidelity. “… And the Number 3” sounds extraordinary: Hild’s open hi-hat pounding is emotional and crisp, while Long’s guitar-bending solos wheeze like decaying, overworked machinery. Singing a blues legend of Faustian bargains, Long’s voice pounces proudly over the mix. With Native Lights.