'Everybody's always said that the world is gonna end and they even wanna tell you how. But listen loud and clear because the fire is now.' If pop music is bubble gum then Run to Water's Mefaniana is a mouthful of Pee Wee Herman black-teeth-staining-trickery. It comes on sweet but surprises with darkness in both content and feel. Assembled over a span of two years in mother's basements, New York apartments and recording studios Mefaniana is a full on experimental indie rock album piled high with emotion, fear and fantasy. Layered with 80's synth patches, sneaky bass lines, bowed up-rights, pianos, saxophones, finger-cymbals, whistling sailors and reanimated cheerleaders: Mefaniana is on the darker side of Prince funk and the lighter side of Nine Inch Nails dance. Weighty lyrics, engaging harmonies and singable hooks will have you taking a closer listen.