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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 seen… More »

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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

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

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

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

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

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 comes…
Scott Lapatine | July 19, 2010 - 2:03 pm

Menomena – “Five Little Rooms”

The hunt for new Menomena's taken awhile, though it's had its moments: last year the band started playing a song called "Queen Black Acid"; this…
Amrit Singh | May 19, 2010 - 11:35 am

The 25 69 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2010

This year in music was great and we'rea gonna let it finish (sorry), but in terms of notable album releases the ship has sailed. No…
Amrit Singh | November 24, 2009 - 5:41 pm

The ‘Gum Drop CI: Hear New Ramona Falls, Win Chrome Gear

Ramona Falls is the solo project of Menomena's Brent Knopf and various New York and Portland collaborators. His debut Intuit is out 8/18 on Barsuk,…
brandon | August 12, 2009 - 11:10 am

Bloc Party/Menomena @ Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles 4/15/09

Intimacy Remixed, a track-for-track reinterpretation of Bloc Party’s last LP, includes contributions from Armand Van Helden and No Age. While Brits can buy it 5/11…
Scott Lapatine | April 16, 2009 - 5:49 pm

The Thermals Report On Menomena’s Progress

In response to yesterday’s Progress Report on the Thermals and their forthcoming Kill Rock Stars release Now We Can See, Kathy of the Thermals checked
Amrit Singh | January 21, 2009 - 9:36 am

MTV Lets Us Know Portland Has Bands, Basements, Rain, Trees

Echoing Slate's out-of-date Portland exposé from this past fall, MTV's followed the momentum of their Brooklyn 2008 piece with a feature on PDX. What we…
brandon | July 16, 2008 - 3:43 pm

New Lackthereof (Danny Seim Of Menomena) – “Last November”

There's a reason the drummer from Menomena always sounds so awesome when he sings in the deconstructive pop crew's three-part harmony arrangements: It's because the…
Amrit Singh | July 8, 2008 - 3:10 pm

Menomena, Throw Me The Statue Added To Huey Lewis Compilation

This year we’ve seen Huey Lewis jump aboard Pineapple Express, help Jimmy celebrate fucking Ben, and get his tunes covered by the likes of Apostle
brandon | March 10, 2008 - 5:47 pm

New Menomena – “Weird (Dekoder Remix)”

Last we saw Menomena, they were dropping flowers into the ol' nectar factory for the trippy IMAX-on-crack "Evil Bee" video. Now you can head over…
Stereogum | October 23, 2007 - 5:31 pm

New Menomena Video – “Evil Bee”

It's never been a better time to be a fan of footwear and indie rock. Rockers are constantly announcing their own lines of shoes, Adidas…
Stereogum | September 4, 2007 - 9:31 am

Pitchfork Music Festival 2007 [Sunday; 7/15] Rating: 6.2

Wouldn't be a series of Pitchfork scores without at least one bearing little-to-no relation to the verbiage that followed, right? Well, day last…
Stereogum | July 16, 2007 - 10:29 pm

New Menomena Video – “Rotten Hell”

“Rotten Hell” = 300 with food and kids instead of pecs and quads.
Stereogum | June 18, 2007 - 7:14 pm

Menomena In A Basement

Been a while since we’ve heard from Stereogum crush Menomena, but that doesn’t mean we don’t think about them longingly on nostalgic walks in the…
Stereogum | May 18, 2007 - 10:34 am