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 give it a spin. And if the latter’s the case, this one’s for you; we’re psyched to give you your first legit listen of the album, streaming here. But don’t bother until you have at least fifteen minutes to set aside for an uninterrupted sitting with the its killer opening four tracks. It’ll make the cubicle feel a little less depressing today. Promise.
Friend And Foe is out 1/23/07 on Barsuk.