Stranded In Stereo: Menomena (doo-doo-doo-doo-doo)

Friday, March 9, 2007

Menomena (doo-doo-doo-doo-doo)

One of the more hyped about bands coming from the Northwestern U.S. so far this year is Portland, Oregon's own Menomena. Named after that Muppets song (or was it an actual muppet?,) the band have a fresh and original sound (at least I find it to be worthy of using the words "fresh" and "original." Their third album and first for Barsuk, Friend and Foe, has been garnering much critical praise, including some kind words from our Stranded In Stereo's own Eavvon O'Neal. Check out his review here.

Subterranean Blog has the video up for the album's "Wet And Rusting." They claim it's the band's first music video, ever, yet it is not. They also made a clever video for "Cough Coughing" from their 2005 debut, I Am The Fun Blame Monster. Make sure to catch the band on tour with Field Music and at SXSW if you so lucky to be in Austin for the music industry spring break, 2007 edition.

"Cough Coughing" video:

Menomena at SXSW:
03/14 - Gen Art Showcase @ Beauty Bar - Austin
03/15 - Barsuk Showcase @ Buffalo Billiards - Austin
03/16 - Pitchfork Party @ Emo's - Austin
03/17 - Hot Freaks Showcase @ Mohawk - Austin

1 comment: said...

I suppose every person must read it.