Mew '+-' (album stream)

Mew '+-' (album stream)
Proggy Danish pop-rockers Mew are set to return with a new LP titled +- next week, but you can already hear it online.
 
The minimalist name of the new record couldn't be further from their last one, which featured a full-on poem for a title. At least it provided some reading material for fans during the six-year wait between LPs. That wait is now over, with the arrival of the new 10-song collection, which was produced by Michael Beinhorn.
 
The album opens with the otherworldly "Satellites," and continues to deliver forward-thinking indie rock throughout. "The Night Believer" softens things up a bit with acoustic strums, shimmering synths and angelic vocal harmonies, while "My Complications" sees the band sharing the spotlight with glossy guitar licks courtesy of Bloc Party's Russell Lissack.
 
The bright, airy set of new songs bridges the gap between post-punk and sparkly synth-pop, with moments of psychedelia and space-friendly sounds scattered throughout.
 
+- is officially out on April 28 via Play It Again Sam, but you can give it a spin below.