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mewithoutYou is an AlternativeRock Band (formerly) signed to {{Tooth and Nail}} Records, known for their spoken word vocals, introspective lyrics and almost hookless instrumentation. We could clarify more, [[GenreBusting but it gets tougher to with every album.]]


* ''[A→B] Life'' (2002)
* ''Catch for Us the Foxes'' (2004)
* ''Brother, Sister'' (2006)
* ''It's All Crazy! It's All False! It's All a Dream! It's Alright'' (2009)
* ''Ten Stories'' (2012)

!!mewithoutYou provides examples of the following tropes:
* AnimalMotifs: Put in increasing use with each successive album. Notable examples are, of course, "The Fox, The Crow, And The Cookie," the Spider trilogy of songs on ''Brother, Sister''.
** Reaches its logical conclusion in ''Ten Stories'', whose protagonists of the entire album are made up of at least three different animals.
* ConceptAlbum: ''Ten Stories'', in a loose sense.
* DespairEventHorizon: Another running theme reaching its absolute peak with "January 1979." Mostly averted with ''It's All Crazy! It's All False!''
* ExcitedEpisodeTitle: ''It's All Crazy! It's All False! It's All a Dream! It's Alright!''
* FadingIntoTheNextSong: Nearly every track on ''Ten Stories'', to the point where it can be jarring when an individual track from the album comes up on shuffle.
* FakeOutFadeOut: Played with in "We Know Who Our Enemies Are". The song ends with a riff that slowly fades out, only to fade back in, before abruptly ending.
* GenreBusting: Is it post-rock? Is it folk pop? Is it indie rock? Is it hard rock? All these things and more, with a dressing of spoken-word lyrics.
** Adding to the stew of genres, their earlier work is in the post-hardcore genre.
* GreyAndGrayMorality: The animals in ''Ten Stories'' may have wrecked the circus train, but the humans only show themselves to be less and less sympathetic as the album goes on.
* HeroicSacrifice: ''Ten Stories'' begins with Elephant performing one. [[RockOperaPlot It didn't end well.]]
* HurricaneOfPuns: The onion puns in "Julian the Onion."
* IncrediblyLamePun: In "Fiji Mermaid", Weiss quips, "Maybe there'll be a bakery hiring/We'll need a little dough to get by." There is an audible groan in the background, which is actually printed in the lyric sheet as well.
* KangarooCourt: One is set up for Elephant during "Elephant in the Dock."
* MythologyGag: "January 1979" begins with a crash. Three albums later, "February, 1878" opens with a circus train crashing.
* NewSoundAlbum: ''Its All Crazy! Its All False! Its All a Dream! Its Alright!'' is mostly acoustic with singing vocals and much more upbeat lyrical content.
** Also Creates a BrokenBase of the TheyChangedItNowItSucks variety.
** Subverted with ''Ten Stories'', which seems to marry the two styles to general fandom acclaim.
* NotChristianRock: Sorta. In interviews Aaron Weiss comments that his lyrics are almost entirely personal in nature, and not targeted toward any particular audience (religious or otherwise), though his status as a Buddhist and Sufi inspired Christian is evident in almost everything he sings. In essence, the songs detail more the struggles and triumphs in a religious man's life rather than being anything like straightforward worship songs (though a few of those sneak in here and there).
* SequelSong: "Nice and Blue", from ''A→B Life'', and "Nice and Blue, Pt. 2" from ''Brother, Sister.''
* TragicHero: ''Ten Stories''' Elephant, in a sense.