Menomena - Moms

Adventurous Portland indie duo Menomena have just announced the details for their new album Moms, the follow-up to 2010′s Mines. Moms finds the band’s two multi-instrumentalists carrying on as a tight unit after the departure of Ramona Falls’ Brent Knopf. They’ve also announced fall touring plans. Check out a teaser trailer for the album, as well as the tracklist and the tour dates, below.

01 “Plumage”
02 “Capsule”
03 “Pique”
04 “Baton”
05 “Heavy Is As Heavy Does”
06 “Giftshoppe”
07 “Skintercourse”
08 “Tantalus”
09 “Don’t Mess With Latexas”
10 “One Horse”

And those tour dates:

9/07 – Portland, OR @ Musicfest NW
9/25 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst
9/26 – San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s 365 Club
9/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
9/28 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
9/29 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
10/02 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
10/03 – Austin, TX @ Parish
10/04 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
10/05 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
10/06 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
10/09 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
10/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
10/11 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
10/13 – Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
10/16 – Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa
10/17 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
10/18 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
10/19 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
10/20 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
10/23 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
10/25 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore
10/26 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox At The Market
12/7-9 – Minehead, UK @ All Tomorrow’s Parties

Moms is out 9/18 on Barsuk.

Comments (11)
  1. So damn underrated.

    I didn’t realize they were already a duo on “Mines”

  2. This is super exciting. For some reason, I thought the band was over after Mines (which was one of my favorite albums of its year). Glad they’re still making music. This should be yet another gorgeous album.

  3. Easily the most inventive teaser trailer I’ve seen.

    The Internet loves a good Pug.

  4. I’m withholding judgement until I hear the album. I love every one of the original three members of Menomena, but I can’t think of an instance where a band actually improved artistically when they lost a key member of their song writing team. I think people discount the real importance of having contrary ideas in a band. The tension of diverging sounds playing against each other is not only a part of what made Menomena so great, but is what made so many other bands great before them. Seriously, think about all of the amazing bands that had two or more prominent songwriters that did not see eye to eye. And then consider how much weaker and naked they were when they broke off and went solo.

    That said, I seriously hope this album works out. I’m really enjoying Ramona Falls new album (although less than any given Menomena album), And I think this project has potential as well.

  5. ok seriously. wtf. so many tour announcements in the past week or so and almost none of any of these bands are coming to NC at ALL, much less the chapel hill/raleigh area.

    come on. this is ridiculous! I PROMISE WE HAVE A GOOD SCENE, EVERY BAND EVER!
    Ben Folds! Superchunk! Hey!


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