Wemew arose from several songs that Ish had been writing over the years. While in sailor college in 2005, Ish met John and really enjoyed playing the songs with him, and so it was decided to record an album.
Musically, wemew skirts the boundaries of folk, country, rock and jazz. Not to be a name-dropper, but if you're a fan of more modern folk, or the 17th century Japanese poet Matsuo Basho, you'd probably dig us.
All of the songs are original (save the super secret bonus track cleverly hidden at the back). They attempt to be deeply personal, but not quite whiny; funny, but not a novelty act; simple, but musically interesting; and principled but not quite preachy. It's left to the listeners to determine the degree of success at any and all of these.
Hypothetically Asked Questions
Q: What narrow genre would you pigeonhole yourself into so that we might make up our mind about your music without listening to it?
A: Acoustic-Eclectic Post Ironic Indie Alt-Country Folk Jazz Rock. We sound like what we sound like, and we can't think of another artist to compare. Not that we're so damn great that we're "beyond compare", we just haven't heard anything much like it. So if you can think of something, let us know.
Q: What's your live show like?
A: Well, its kind of like us playing the songs on the album, and semi-frequently also strange covers like found on the super secret bonus track. I mean, we don't juggle snakes or anything. Well, John can juggle. But I don't think he likes snakes.
Q: Who's your favorite Belgian singer-songwriter from the 60's?
A: Jacques Brel, of course, but kind of a limiting category don't you think?
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