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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 offense, 30 Seconds To Mars. While the Gummys’ virtual poll booth remains open for a few more days (did we mention filling out the ballot enters you to win the… More »

By: 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, but standout “I Say Fever” surfaced in this week’s Drop. We asked him a bit about the significance of saying the word “fever,” since each time he sings it i… More »

By: 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 no worldwide release date has been set, so you might as well remix the songs yourself. Alternatively, you can see Bloc Party in the flesh since they’re on the road… More »

By: 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 in with her own progress report on the men of Menomena, their solo pursuits, and the status of a Friend And Foe followup. See it here. Thanks Kathy. More »

By: 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Echoing Slate’s out-of-date Portland exposé from this past fall, MTV’s followed the momentum of their Brooklyn 2008 piece with a feature on PDX.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 learn: There are a lot of bands who live there, it’s still relatively cheap, it rains, there are coffee shops (one of which used to employ the Thermals’ Hutch Harris). More »

By: 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 drummer from Menomena’s a singer. And a songwriter. And has been, under the name Lackthereof, since 1997. Danny Seim’s bio for the Lackthereof makes specific mention that it was Menomena… More »

By: 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 Of Hustle and Oh No! Oh My! for the Are You Still With Me?! comp. Now we have even more News! Menomena and BTW Throw Me The Statue — along… More »

By: 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 to the Portland trio’s MySpace to hear the boys break out of 4/4 for a cut ‘n’ paste remix of Friend And Foe standout “Weird” by… More »

By: 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 is curating comps of free and original futbol jamz, etc. The PF Flyers line in particular gets a resounding two toes up from us here, though, first for helping the… More »

By: 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 of this year’s P4K party in Union Park was another fine one, bringing two more mind-bending sets, and ending (for us) on a perfect note. A perfectly triggered sample, really… More »

By: Stereogum / July 16, 2007 - 10:29 pm

New Menomena Video – “Rotten Hell”

“Rotten Hell” = 300 with food and kids instead of pecs and quads. More »

By: 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 park or stare longingly at the image of their album art. The Portland trio recently descended into the depths of Juan’s Basement, where last we saw Jesse Sykes, to perform… More »

By: Stereogum / May 18, 2007 - 10:34 am

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 SouthBy (and particularly after spending Thursday systematically missing a bunch of the acts we’d hoped to see); Pitchfork assembled a stellar bill at the Emo’s complex — including RJD2 (with… More »

By: Stereogum / March 19, 2007 - 9:44 am

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 Fun Blame Monster!, an anagram of (“The First Menomena Album!”), but credit director Lance Bangs for resisting the impulse to cloak the tune’s progressive arrangements in something more arty. The… More »

By: Stereogum / March 9, 2007 - 10:15 am

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 (doesn’t bother us). So after poring over the album, it makes sense that Brent and Danny are obsessed with … PJ Harvey? From an interview with Daily Guardian (via LHB):DailyMore »

By: Stereogum / January 26, 2007 - 12:36 pm

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’s Crystal Ballroom 1/28. They’ll be accompanied by the 25-member Portland Chapter of the Menomena Choir, and here the band offers a peek at a practice session, including “Rotten Hell” and… More »

By: Stereogum / January 23, 2007 - 1:14 pm

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 experimental passages and hook-worth melodies, with the trio’s nasty instrumental arrangements and consistently explosive writing. Maybe you’ve heard some songs, maybe you’re waiting ’til you have the full record to… More »

By: Stereogum / January 2, 2007 - 3:40 pm

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 a welcome return to singing, as sophomore release Under An Hour was really just an instrumental album. And this Oregon-based trio shares those vocal duties (though led by drummer Danny… More »

By: Stereogum / October 17, 2006 - 10:38 am
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