December 28, 2012

U R Who U Let Die

Submitted for the approval of the Midnight Society...
Museum Mouth has had a pretty rad year. Not only did they release one of my favorite records of 2012 with Sexy But Not Happy, but they even managed to get their music video for the albums title-track into rotation on mtvU (disclaimer: I'm in the video.) What could they possibly have to be sad about, then? U R Who U Let Die explores the infinite sadness of being alone, even when you're surrounded with people who care for you. It's a feeling I know too well, and it doesn't seem to be something I or Museum Mouth will ever really figure out. On this EP Museum Mouth draws on that chest-crushing loneliness and forces it out, seemingly with the intent of expelling some of those feelings. That's what "they" tell us. If you just talk about it, and vent it, the feelings will leave. I've never found absolute truth in such statements, but I assume it has to work for someone. The EP is beautiful in the way that a terribly sad person is beautiful; the wonderful things buried in a blackness that is a mess, but only in the way that we are all messes right now, trying to gather ourselves together and survive in a world where we're only hoping for death.

Stream/Download: Museum Mouth - U R Who U Let Die

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