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No Age – “Six Pack” (Black Flag Cover) + Eel Bros (Man Man’s Honus Honus & Hot Karate’s King Cyrus) – “Hanging By The Telephone” (Nerves Cover)

Thirty Three And A Third is a new 7-inch boxset featuring covers of bands like Black Flag, the Nerves, Misfits, and Wheatus from bands like No Age, Eel Bros (made up of Man Man’s Honus Honus and Hot Karate’s King Cyrus), Andrew Jackson Jihad’s Sean Bonnette, and Rozwell Kid. The collection was curated by Dana… More »

By: James Rettig / February 3, 2015 - 10:30 pm

Hear Jim James, Tim Harrington, Honus Honus, A Bunch Of Comedians, Colt Cabana, And Lil Bub Cover “The Super Bowl Shuffle”

In 1985, the Chicago Bears, on their way to a Super Bowl victory, assembled to record a ridiculous primitive rap song called “The Super Bowl Shuffle,” which went on to become a massive novelty hit and, years later, one of the first things that millions of people looked up when they realized that YouTube wa… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 21, 2014 - 12:14 pm

Man Man – “Loot My Body” Video

Man Man put out On Oni Pond last year and have now shared a video for the jazzy and wild “Loot My Body.” Combining animated song lyrics with various footage of their live show, it gives you a glimpse at how crazy Man Man concerts can get. Watch it below. More »

By: Miles Bowe / January 15, 2014 - 2:46 pm

Q&A: Honus Honus On The History Of Man Man, Living Out Of A Storage Unit, And Writing On Oni Pond

Man Man have been making wonderfully eccentric rock and roll records since way back in 2004. Stylistically, they have dipped their toes into a variety of styles and genres without ever truly committing to any of them, which makes them hard to classify and — for some people — equally hard to love. They also… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / October 4, 2013 - 11:52 am

Cat Power, Zachary Cole Smith, Sky Ferreira To Play Elliott Smith Tribute Show

It feels like a swift kick to the stomach to say, but on 10/21 it will be 10 years since iconic singer/song-writer Elliott Smith passed away. On that day this year, Cat Power, Zachary Cole Smith with Sky Ferreira, and more will pay tribute to the singer at a concert at Brooklyn’s Glasslands. Other performer… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / October 1, 2013 - 12:27 pm

Watch Man Man Make Anderson Cooper 360’s RidicuList

End Boss,” a song from Man Man’s recent LP On Oni Pond, tells the story of a wolf that drinks vodka, plays billiards, eats babies, and engages in other roguish activities on the reg. Turns out the wolf in question is actually a Wolf — namely, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer — and in further tribute to… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 20, 2013 - 10:53 am

Stream Man Man On Oni Pond

When posting Man Man’s “Head On,” their first reveal from On Oni Pond, Miles took note of a quote from lead singer Honus Honus who said about the album, “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 i… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / September 3, 2013 - 4:21 pm

Man Man – “End Boss”

Philly rock freaks Man Man have a new album called On Oni Pond coming soon, and we posted the first single “Head On” last month. Now, they’ve shared another track. It’s called “End Boss,” but there’s little indication that it’s about Bowser or Shang Tsung or any other ultimate video-game bad guy. It’s a wistful,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 22, 2013 - 9:38 am

Stereogum Monthly Mix: July 2013

I don’t want to bum anybody out, but summer’s almost over. With an emphasis on almost, meaning anything can still happen (aside from reclaiming that unbridled feeling of summer’s start and infinite possibilities; we’re definitely in the zone of finitude, with all its attendant reminders of our own corporeal mortality, now)! LIVE IT UP! Really. More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 31, 2013 - 11:32 am

Man Man – “Head On”

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… More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 9, 2013 - 1:23 pm

Cat Martino – “I Promise” (Feat. Sufjan Stevens & Chris Powell)

Cat Martino, the singer-songwriter and former Sufjan Stevens band member, is the latest participant in “Shaking Through,” a video series that documents musicians who are presented with the challenge of making one song in two days. For her song “I Promise,” Martino got help from Stevens himself and from Man Man’s Chris Powell. Below, we’ve… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 20, 2012 - 10:16 am

The 5 Best Video Of The Week

There aren’t too many certainties in life, but here’s one: If you’re a rich, famous, globetrotting superstar DJ and you piss out of your mouth in your music video, that video will end up at the top of this list. There’s just no getting around it.

If, however, you’re the singer for a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 28, 2011 - 3:00 pm

Man Man – “Pirhanas Club” Video

In the adorably awesome video for Man Man’s “Pirhanas Club,” a little kid responds to the beer-throwing dipshits in his neighborhood by taking inspiration from the great John Waters movie Cry-Baby and forming his own mob of little-kid greasers. They shoplift, they trash cars, they poke a dead cat with sticks, and they finally get… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 25, 2011 - 5:07 pm

Watch IIII (Members Of Deerhoof, Man Man, Soft Circle, Lichens) & Light Asylum @ Union Pool, Williamsburg 9/3/11

This past weekend, NYC presented a number of only-in-NYC type concerts to help locals feel like they did some unique shit before the summer was over. For me, that meant seeing Lemonade, Reggie Watts, and Small Black at a open-air dumpster pool party that served lobster rolls for refreshments (that was a first), and joining… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 7, 2011 - 1:02 pm

Mister Heavenly – “Bronx Sniper”

Mister Heavenly, the side-project of Islands’ Nick Thorburn, Man Man’s Honus Honus, and Modest Mouse’s Joe Plummer, release their debut Out Of Love next month via Sub Pop. Here’s the stomping opening track, “Bronx Sniper.” You can hear a bit of all the aforementioned bands in it. As well as Ugly Casanova. More »

By: brandon / July 8, 2011 - 2:52 pm

Bonnaroo 2011 Photos: Saturday

Eminem closed Bonnaroo’s 3rd day, which had kicked off with hip-hop heavy hitters Lil Wayne and Big Boi in the early hours and also hosted Wiz Khalifa in the late afternoon. Buffalo Springfield’s headline set on the Which Stage overlapped with Shady’s, making a joint cover of “He Got Game” an impossibility. Next time! Photographer… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 12, 2011 - 9:20 am

Stream Man Man Life Fantastic

We brought you a Progress Report on Man Man’s fourth full-length, Life Fantastic, and we also presented the title track a few weeks back. This album’s an exciting change for the band for all the reasons previously mentioned — with producer Mike Mogis behind the band, the songs feel more focused and elegant. The wackier… More »

By: jessica / May 3, 2011 - 12:31 pm

Man Man – “Life Fantastic”

In the Man Man Progress Report I described the sprawling elegance of the title track to their upcoming album Life Fantastic, and frontman Ryan Kattner mentioned the song’s “…40-second Steve Vai shredding guitar solo in a chaotic break down at the the climax.” “Life Fantastic” really does show off many of the strange bedfellows that… More »

By: jessica / April 13, 2011 - 10:07 am

Progress Report: Man Man

NAME: Man Man
PROGRESS REPORT: Completed work on the Mike Mogis produced Life Fantastic, due out 5/10.

I’ve kept up with Man Man for a while now, interviewing them for Pitchfork, CMJ, and Paper Thin Walls (R.I.P.), seeing at least a couple of their shows every year since moving to New York. More »

By: jessica / March 21, 2011 - 5:14 pm

Mister Heavenly – “Mister Heavenly”/”Pineapple Girl”

You got some sense of what Mister Heavenly sounds like when video of the band performing with temporary bassist Michael Cera surfaced in December. But these two samples, from their upcoming debut album on Sub Pop, show that their songwriting really does combine elements of Nick Thorburn’s and Honus Honus’s primary bands, Islands and Ma… More »

By: jessica / January 14, 2011 - 1:59 pm
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