I cannot believe I have never written about this band. Sure, the most recent release I have from them dates back to 2002, but câ€™mon! Mu Meson is one of those rare pop groups that throws together a gem EP and then disappears from the face of the earth.
Granted, they havenâ€™t truly disappeared, I just havenâ€™t heard from them since that EP. And, in visiting their website and MySpace page, Iâ€™ve learned theyâ€™ve gone the route of Weezer and have released color-named albums including Pink Album, Green Album, and Blue Album. Green and Blue were released in 2005, but Iâ€™m not completely sure about Pink.
As a band, Mu Meson fits an interesting mold that spans genres from time to time. Sometimes theyâ€™re synth heavy, like on â€œLetâ€™s Do It On The Dance Floorâ€ off Green Album, while other songs are an experimental jazzy pop (â€œAt The Savoyâ€ from Blue Album and most songs on Black Album), or full-on indie-pop (anything off 4-Song EP).
I first saw Mu Meson play in a residence hall with No-Fi Soul Rebellion way back in the early 2000s and I always wondered what happened to themâ€”their music was unique to what I was familiar with back then and, bathed in a dark red lighting, I was intrigued. I picked up 4-Song EP and Black Album, the only two items they had available at the time, and that was it. I was hooked.
Hopefully some of you will come around to appreciate this band as much as I have over the past half-decade. “Girl” can be found on 4-Song EP and “Table Four” is off Black Album.
Mu Meson: Girl [mp3]
Mu Meson: Table Four [mp3]
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