View Full Version : The Mae Shi

01-29-2008, 05:51 PM
so their album is a face full of awesomeness. prepare to wet yourself.

http://assets4.pitchforkmedia.com/images/image/14418.heartbeeps.gif (http://www.csulb.edu/~plecnik/The%20Mae%20Shi/Heartbeeps/) http://img06.shop-pro.jp/PA01020/493/product/6017805.jpg (http://www.csulb.edu/~plecnik/The%20Mae%20Shi/HLLLYH/)

click either cover for the respective album.

01-29-2008, 05:53 PM
Downloading right now. I like looking at the file sizes, with the short, 1-3 mb songs, then the comparatively huge 16.0 mb song in the middle.

01-29-2008, 06:04 PM
Run to the Facts (http://www.mediafire.com/?axwzddmntjg)

Just for fun. This is a mash-up of the Mae Shi song "Run To Your Grave" and a Yea Big + Kid Static song called "Speak The Facts." Music from the former, vocal track from the latter. End result is a big gooey ocean of win. Yea Big + Kid Static were actually their tourmates last year, which makes sense because I like to think of them as "the hip hop equivalent of the Mae Shi".

01-29-2008, 07:28 PM
Definitely now what I expected. I do like it though.

01-30-2008, 06:31 AM
Yeah, they're a lot less crazy than I was expecting. They're good though.

edit: How did PilZ-E post that last night? I read this thread before leaving for work this morning and Break was the last entry...it even said so on the other bands page.

01-30-2008, 09:39 AM
And here's the Run To Your Grave video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUKAcKKQns4)

Shit don't stop.

01-30-2008, 11:55 AM
This is pretty much awesome. I likes.

01-30-2008, 12:02 PM
i am saddened by how nieh and pilz have pigeon-holed me.

01-30-2008, 12:06 PM
Well, it was mentioned before that they worked with John Zorn as well.

01-31-2008, 11:02 AM
I'm torn between loving them and hating them.

How is that even possible anyway?

01-31-2008, 07:57 PM
I'm sorry Endymion, but its just what I've come to expect from you. Though if it hadn't been recommended by you, the name Mae Shi would have made me think something more crazy as well.

01-31-2008, 08:17 PM
i was mostly joking ;p

i'm fully aware that typically i listen to things a bit more... eccentric.

01-31-2008, 08:21 PM
Haha, I assumed as much. I was kidding as well.

Speaking off, do you have any suggestions on the more crazy eccentric music? I'm getting kind of bored.

02-01-2008, 11:08 AM
The name sounds Korean.

...just felt like sharing.

02-01-2008, 12:51 PM
P.s. if you like Korean music, you will LOVE the Mae Shi.

02-04-2008, 10:22 AM
So, I'm like 95% sure that this is a concept album but am not 100% sure what the concept is. There's recurring lyrical ideas and at least one recurring musical thing (the melody from track two repeats in track eight, and there might be others that are less obvious). Anyone got any ideas?

02-06-2008, 05:29 PM
"Kingdom Come" (track eight) seems to incorporate parts of every song on the album, plus some original music. I hear the opening riffs of "Pwnd" and "Lamb and Lion", the outro to "Run To Your Grave" about 5 minutes in, and a vocal hook from "Lamb and Lion" that gets sped up and looped.

As for the lyrics, I see sort of a religious/Biblical or death/rebirth theme:

Lamb and Lion - Biblical reference in title, mentions "dig your graves for the lamb"
Pwnd - appears to be about God wreaking vengeance on a wicked city (Sodom & Gomorrah?)
Boys in the Attic - no idea what they're saying, but "home is where your head is"
7xx7 - References Jesus' command to forgive a man seven times seven times; mentions a cross
The Melody - Mentions reapers, Jesus again
Leech and Locust - repeats "Save your treasure", which contradicts lyrics of next song
Run To Your Grave - All about death, "They will leave with your head", "God will do the rest"
I Get Almost Everything - This song has 2 lines.
Party Politics - ?
Young Marks - Seems to be about Jesus' crucifixion, mentions nails, solid oak, church, worship, divine war
Book of Numbers - References book in the Bible; talks about the Apocalypse
HLLLYH - seems to be about a corpse/resurrection; "million roads will lead you to the grave", also mentions decapitation
Divine Harvest - "It will be over when you die"

02-06-2008, 05:32 PM
I kind of assumed the whole thing was kind of a kooky view of the apocalypse.

02-25-2008, 12:18 AM
Alright, so I actually started listening to it. This album is Godly, like fr srs.

02-25-2008, 12:49 AM
This is really good. <3 teh keyboards.

02-25-2008, 04:16 PM
I'm starting to love this band.

Also, I figure someone in this thread might know: What's the best Abe Vigoda recording?

02-25-2008, 10:44 PM
i generally enjoy Sky Route/Star Roof.

02-26-2008, 12:38 PM
Thank ya. I'm going to try to acquire that.

03-15-2008, 09:12 PM
see first post for link to their older (and admittedly not as awesome as hlllyh) album. heartbeeps was the reason i first fell in love with the mae shi back at the smell. i racked up a few hundred listens to it in a year, i think.

06-27-2008, 11:09 PM
I won't lie, I think this song is awesome.


The Mae Shi - See U Again (Miley Cyrus cover)

06-30-2008, 12:27 PM
i agree, the shi did a fantastic job.

06-30-2008, 04:37 PM
I'm going to their Phoenix show in two days. Do they put on a good live show?

06-30-2008, 05:59 PM
yes, very. though i haven't seen them in years. i was going to see them a few months ago but i was really sick when the day came around.

07-16-2008, 05:02 AM
Just a reminder for myself that they're coming around on Sunday. Dunno if I'll be able to catch them.

07-16-2008, 05:31 AM