Menomena – “Heavy Is As Heavy Does”

By Michael Nelson / July 18, 2012 - 3:43 pm

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.