On August 17, 2009.

On August 17, 2009, “Evil Office” label released “No More Stories Are Told Today, I’m Sorry They Washed Away // No More Stories, The World Is Grey, I’m Tired, Let’s Wash Away”, the fifth Mew studio album. It was recorded in 2008, at “Brooklyn Recording”, “Electric Lady Studios” in New York City, “Evil Office” in Copenhagen, Denmark, and was produced by Rich Costey, Jonas Bjerre, Silas Utke Graae Jørgensen and Bo Madsen.

Personnel:

  • Jonas Bjerre– electric guitars, synthesizers, harmonium, piano, acoustic guitar
  • Bo Madsen – electric guitars, acoustic guitar
  • Silas Graae – drums, percussion, African percussion, drum programming
  • Steve Coleman– alto saxophone
  • Sellasi Dewornu – African percussion
  • Marthisa Friis-Hansen – percussion, Kalimba, marimba
  • Mari Helgerlikova – additional vocals
  • Bastian Juel – bass
  • Nico Muhly– string, piano, piccolo, flute arrangements
  • Damon Tutunjian – bass
  • Nick Watts – additional keyboards
  • Choir
    • Anne Berggren
    • Anni Mogensen
    • Nanna Larsch
    • Lianna Quarshie
  • Children’s choir
    • Mia-Marie Olesen
    • Maria Bruun
    • Fannie Klint
    • Solveig Honore
    • Mathilde Lerentzen
    • Emily Piercy
    • Roselil Hansen
    • Fritjof Nørretranders
    • Sally Risell
    • Vera Kwederis
  • Rich Costey – mixing
  • Bob Ludwig- mastering
  • Ari Marcopoulos- photography
  • Vlado Meller- mastering
  • M/M Paris- album cover, design
  • Charlie Stavish – engineering, mixing
  • Mark Santangelo – recording assistant
  • Alan Mintz, Will Botwin- management
  • Noah Goldstein, Ben Liscio – mixing

Track listing:

  1. New Terrain
  2. Introducing Palace Players
  3. Beach
  4. Repeaterbeater
  5. Intermezzo 1
  6. Silas the Magic Car
  7. Cartoons and Macramé Wounds
  8. Hawaii Dream
  9. Hawaii
  10. Vaccine
  11. Tricks of the Trade
  12. Intermezzo 2
  13. Sometimes Life Isn’t Easy
  14. Reprise
  15. Nervous

 

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