Me:You of Cleveland,Ohio released their debut album, Field Tapes In Der Trash, in April. Band members LaToya Kent & RA Washington are also part of the Cleveland collective Mourning [A] BLKstar).
The genre of Me:You is difficult to pin down to just one thing. It’s experimental punk with elements of R & B. The music is constantly evolving into something different than it was a few minutes before. Don’t be scared of the changes. Me:You won’t leave you without a way to the end of the album.
“I wanted it to feel like a punk record,” Kent says, “but I wanted it to also feel natural. We wanted to make our heads nod and we wanted it to sound dirty as fuck.”
They have accomplished their mission to be punk and also natural. The album feels like a journey through a stranger’s mind. At first, you might not understand what their thoughts are all about. If you listen intently to the music then Me:You won’t be strangers anymore.
Although, I have listened to a lot of R& B and a lot of punk, I have not heard anyone that combines the genres quite like Me:You. They are a supremely unique and unrivaled band.
The songs that I like the most are “Sugamilk,””Dirt” and “Portabelly.” If I could listen to the album anywhere, I would listen to it while getting ready for their upcoming show. While not impossible, it’s hard to create a punk rock while listening to Neil Diamond. Hopefully, we’ll be able to catch their show soon.
|May 14 – Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH|
|May 19 – Public Records, Brooklyn, NY|