The announcement of Man Man’s new album, On Oni Pond, has come to us with two very revealing things. First, a quote from frontman Honus Honus, which explains, “This is a strange and beautiful record but it’s also head on and fearless. It’s not a record that’s going to flirt with you, this is a record that’s asking you out. If you get into bed with us there’s going to be a relationship.” That preoccupation with romance and fearlessness is emphasized even more with the first single “Head On,” a song that sounds brave simply because of its sweet melody and the loveliness of Honus’s lyrics. The lyric video stitches together a collection of scenes from goofy B-movies and focuses entirely on silly monsters, cheesy deaths, and melodramatic kisses, but nevertheless taps into a real sort of beauty when paired with the words coming up on screen. Check it out below and look for the album at the end of the summer.
On Oni Pond is out 9/10 on ANTI-