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Obviously, this week’s best music video wasn’t a music video at all: It was the one where Gunplay goes fishing. I could’ve watched that for at least two hours. But if you insist on actual music videos, there were some good examples of that this week, as well. We’ve got five below. More »

A lot has happened to Menomena since they released Mines back in 2010.  Last year they lost member Brent Knopf amid a flurry of stories about just how much the band members couldn’t seem to stand each other (stories they have shot down, by the way) and opted to carry on as a duo. Later… More »

How did you celebrate July 4th? On a rooftop BBQ listening to our summer mix? Maybe you stayed in and watched old episodes of Hoarders on Roku? Maybe I stayed in and did that. There is no way to know. But all across this great country we do know there were fireworks to be see… More »

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Hear The Debut Single From EL VY, The New Project From The National’s Matt Berninger & Menomena’s Brent Knopf

The National's Matt Berninger and Ramona Falls/Menomena's Brent Knopf have teamed up under the name EL VY. (Oddly enough, this marks the second National/Menomena partnershi…
Chris DeVille | August 4, 2015 - 11:58 am
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Pfarmers – “The Ol’ River Gang”

Pfarmers are an amalgamation of a few bands and sounds. Danny Seim (Menomena, Lackthereof), Bryan Devendorf (the National), and horn player Dave Nelson (David Byrne…
Collin Robinson | March 26, 2015 - 12:48 pm
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Sasquatch! 2013 Monday: The Postal Service, Ariel Pink, Death Grips, & More

If there was one constant during the Monday at Sasquatch! it might as well have been "failure." The rainy final day, riddled with many sound…
Miles Bowe | May 28, 2013 - 5:42 pm

Menomena – “Toomer”

Last year, the tricky Portland indie-poppers Menomena released Moms, their first album as a duo, and handily showed off that they'd be just as able…
Tom Breihan | January 18, 2013 - 12:03 pm

Menomena – “Plumage (PVT Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

In remixing Menomena's jittery tune "Plumage," the Australian dance trio and onetime BTW PVT have more or less completely overhauled the song, turning it into…
Tom Breihan | October 25, 2012 - 11:29 am

Menomena – “Plumage” Video

Menomena's new clip features a long-developing bandmate standoff that comes complete with dozens of costume changes. The description on YouTube reads "Menomena share their variou…
Corban Goble | October 3, 2012 - 2:50 pm
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MusicfestNW 2012 In Photos

Yesterday, Portland’s MusicFestNW wrapped up five days of concerts at over a dozen venues throughout the city. Among the acts who performed were Passion Pit,…
Stereogum | September 10, 2012 - 4:15 pm
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Menomena – “Pique”

Moms, the new album from shifty, adventurous Pacific Northwestern indie duo, arrives in a couple of weeks, and we've already heard the early tracks "Heavy
Tom Breihan | September 6, 2012 - 2:16 pm
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Menomena – “Capsule”

Here's another new one from Menomena's forthcoming Moms, an uptempo groove called "Capsule." It's a crowded slate of rock, stuffed with horns, guitars and a…
Corban Goble | August 22, 2012 - 1:38 pm
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Menomena – “Heavy Is As Heavy Does”

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 ha…
Michael Nelson | July 18, 2012 - 3:43 pm
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Ramona Falls – “Fingerhold” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Ramona Falls, a.k.a. former Menomena member Brent Knopf, released his Prophet album a couple of months ago. And in his new video for "Fingerhold," a…
Tom Breihan | July 13, 2012 - 11:30 am
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Menomena Moms Details

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…
Tom Breihan | June 13, 2012 - 1:12 pm
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Stream Ramona Falls Prophet (Stereogum Premiere)

Brent Knopf (formerly of Menomena) has kept things spinning with his Ramona Falls project, an outfit that produces intricate indie pop. He's got a new…
Corban Goble | April 23, 2012 - 12:01 pm
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Ramona Falls – “Sqworm”

Ramona Falls, the band led by former Menomena member Brent Knopf, has a new album called Prophet arriving soon, and we've already posted their song…
Tom Breihan | April 9, 2012 - 11:28 am
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Ramona Falls – “Spore”

Ex-Menomena dude Brent Knopf has been maintaining his Ramona Falls project since he was still in that band, and he'll soon release the new Ramona…
Tom Breihan | February 14, 2012 - 5:04 pm
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Menomena Bring “Killemall” To Fallon

Menomena made their late night television debut on Fallon last night. They did "Killemall," the third track from Mines. Note drummer Danny Seim's Blazers shirt,…
jessica | August 10, 2010 - 12:56 pm
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Menomena – “TAOS” (Stereogum Premiere)

We've been anxiously awaiting Menomena's Mines since Kathy from the Thermals dropped us some knowledge in January of last year. The Portland trio's perfectionism come…
Scott Lapatine | July 19, 2010 - 2:03 pm
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