Menomena - Moms

We got the details for Menomena’s new album, Moms (their first since 2010′s Mines), last month, and now, the lead single from that album has emerged. The Albarn-esque “Heavy Is As Heavy Does” may be a relatively straightforward number for the now-duo, but what it lacks in eclecticism, it makes up for in crushing portent and beauty. Listen below.

Tour dates:
09/07 – Portland, OR @ Musicfest NW
09/25 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst
09/26 – San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s 365 Club
09/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
09/28 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
09/29 – 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 (4)
  1. Really enjoyed this.

  2. It’s impossible. I can not help listening to this and trying to imagine how Brent could have improved it. I mean, it’s a good song. I enjoy it. I plan to buy Moms and listen to it to death. But it will take a lot of effort and time for me to come to terms with the unnatural vacuum I feel as a result of the parting oceans.

    • I don’t know man… this song is pretty top-notch in my books.
      I can’t claim to know the extent of Brent’s influence on Menomena because I haven’t been listening to them thaaaaat long, but just from interviews and features I’ve read I kinda gleaned that Justin and Danny were responsible for the vast majority of the songwriting, both musically and lyrically, which I always felt was Menomena’s trump card. The way they manage to seamlessly incorporate so many unique musical motifs into some of their songs is what really sets them apart.
      Having said that, this song is very straightforward for Menomena (like Michael Nelson said in the preamble), and maybe that IS due to Brent’s departure. I damn-well hope not.

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