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|M is We - Feels Like Five Days
MP3 EP 2016 | Silber 216
5 tracks, 5 minutes
: Press Release
: Digital Booklet
Three Hour Wait, 30 Second Ride
Feels Like Five Days, by M is WE, is the latest release in the Silber Records 5 songs in 5 minutes series. The tracks are dark, heavy, post punk and definitely leave the listener wanting more. With influences from The Clash to The Ramones, the tracks are pure post punk goodness. The 5 in 5 series has been one of the more interesting label series in recent years, with a myriad of exciting content.
~ Floorshime Zipper Boots
M is We delves into late 70s post-punk grime on the darkness of “Feels Like Five Days”. Grungy to its very core these are songs that allow no light. By letting the songs center strongly around the discordant riffs and catchy rhythms, there is a disorientation that occurs throughout. Far-off vocals add to this sense of everything remaining unclear, as if the songs appear to be stumbling through so much pitch black. When M is We allow themselves to amp up the volume to shout as loud as they want they truly excel. Even within these very messy chaotic arrangements there is a pop sensibility buried deep within it all.
“Three Hour Weight, 30 Second Ride” starts the collection off on a high note. From the ominous threat of the plodding guitar riff, the song explodes in furious violent color. Everything feels quite visceral as that initial burst of color fades away into the infinite. For “Tired” M is We unleash a catchy hook that comes to anchor the song in a far-off, spacey sound one that gives the song a dreamy quality to it. Absolutely bombastic is the blistering speed of “Princess Frown”. Easily the highlight of the collection it deserves to be blasted. Ceremonial in its execution is the creepy “Bled Bleed”. With “Fading” Me is We closes the collection off on a disorientating note.
Recalling the burst of energy that defines the best of the Wire’s work, M is We delivers potent post-punk on “Feels Like Five Days”.
~ Beach Sloth
Silber Records still clings to its 5x5 ep promos: an EP with five minutes music of one band for familiarization. Sometimes this leads to nice EP that grabs our attention and curiosity, which is the intent of these promos off course.
M is We is a band led by the American Michael Wood. The music is a kind of lo-fi post-punk and indie rock in the style of bands like The Pixies, Ride, The Fall... You understand that something like that will sound like... well... music to our ears. And indeed we hear five Impressions that make us yearn for more. From the experimental and weird opener Three Hour Wait, 30 Second Ride to the more Pixies-rocker Tired and you would swear that Kim Deal is playing the bass.
Princess Frown is an unadulterated punk scream trying to kick stand. Okay, it's all lo-fi, but it has a heart and a soul. And is that not the foundation for good music?
~ Wim Guillemyn, Peek A Boo
The US gothic-sludge project M Is We released the EP Feels Like Five Days on the 14th.
Without going in to too much of a loop – longer readers of the website will know how regularly releases on Silber Media appear, those who aren’t – they do. A series of EPs going back over many years and continue to be recorded which are released by Silber under the collection 5in5 which are challenges to bands who often release tracks with time-capsules extending towards the duration of the phases of the moon to come up with five songs lasting five minutes in an EP release.
M Is We, who were introduced last year with a song that stretched towards the complete running time of the whole of this release – took part in the series with the release of Feels Like Five Days (available on bandcamp) and the second track is Tired.
~ Tim Whale, Emerging Indie Bands