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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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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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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"; thi…
Amrit Singh | May 19, 2010 - 11:35 am
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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, Adida…
Stereogum | September 4, 2007 - 9:31 am
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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
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New Menomena Video – “Rotten Hell”

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

Despite the excellent lineups all over town, our daylight hours on Friday had been spoken for well before we made the trek to…
Stereogum | March 19, 2007 - 9:44 am
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New Menomena Video – “Wet And Rusting”

The first vid from Friend And Foe is just as cheeky as you’d expect from a band that named their first album I Am The
Stereogum | March 9, 2007 - 10:15 am
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Menomena’s Musical Heroes

Still not sick of Friend And Foe? Same here! If there’s one complaint we hear, it’s that the band wears its influences on its sleeve…
Stereogum | January 26, 2007 - 12:36 pm
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Menomena Rehearses The Choir

Last night, Menomena sent their fans a little morsel of the choral wonder that awaits those attending the band’s (superb) album release show at Portland’…
Stereogum | January 23, 2007 - 1:14 pm
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New Menomena – Friend And Foe

We’ve made no secret of our Menomena love, but Friend And Foe is even better than we expected. The record’s got a perfect mix of…
Stereogum | January 2, 2007 - 3:40 pm
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Stereogum Hearts Menomena

Just a few months ’til the release of this Stereogum-fave’s third full-length album, and we’re frothy for it. It’ll be Menomena’s first on Barsuk and…
Stereogum | October 17, 2006 - 10:38 am
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