Get Away From Her You Meek is Murder
Earlier this week, I got to hear Meek is Murder’s new EP, Into the Sun Where it Falls Off the Sky, and, yeah, they totally murdered it again. There’s plenty of the insane I-don’t-even-know-what-genre-this-is shit that made us fall in love with MiM in the first place, and there’s also some tunes that show the band expanding their horizons without abandoning their identity, like “Marty McFly (88 mph),” which could easily be a Queens of the Stone Age-style hard rock hit if not for guitarist/vocalist Mike Keller screaming so loudly it’d blow Josh Homme’s face off (and one point doing full-on death metal vocals, which I believe is a first for him), and “Captain Mal Reynolds (Out of Gas),” which starts off as a slow, almost doomy number before kicking into high punk rock gear. There’s also lots of funny, super dorky sci-fi references and samples, so, BONUS!
The band is now streaming a song from the album, “Ellen Ripley (Into the Sun),” on their Facebook page, so you can a get a little taste of this mutha for yourself (and a little taste is really all you should allow yourself — the EP comes out in less than a week, and is just under eight minutes long). Additionally, they’ve released a six-and-a-half minute video of them recording the EP at Backroom Studios with producer Jesse Korman (The Number 12 Looks Like You) and engineer/mixer Kevin Antreassian (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Mike Portnoy, etc). Yes, the making-of video is almost as long as the EP! And just as entertaining, too. Check it out:
Into the Sun Where it Falls Off the Sky will be released on October 30 via Meek is Murder’s Bandcamp page. It costs three dollars. I literally can’t think of anything else as good that I can get for that amount of money.