Friday, January 18, 2013

AUDIO: Menomena Two New Tracks and Tour Dates



Barsuk Records is excited to announce that Menomena are digitally releasing a double A-side single, featuring the tracks "Toomer" and "Banyon." Pitchfork premiered "Toomer" this morning, and is available for posting HERE. Both tracks originated from the session from their latest full-length Moms, and will be available via iTunes later today. 
Menomena are heading out on a winter tour next month in support of Moms. The dates, which include support from Guards, start on February 12th at the Mill in Iowa City and wrap up March 2nd at the Urban Lounge in Salt Lake City. Full tour dates are below.  

Moms is the Portland-based band's fifth album, and their first as a duo. The album has been receiving wide praise, with Pitchfork proclaiming "Moms is without doubt the most aggressive record Menomena have ever made" and calling the lead single "Heavy Is As Heavy Does" "gloriously morose." Rolling Stone likewise hailed the track as "an emotive outburst of a song that expertly sidesteps melodrama - confessional rock thrills without the cheesy aftertaste." Paste remarked that the record is "the most candid and personal Menomena release to date," while Under the Radar called Menomena "one of the most well thought-out bands working today, never sacrificing structure or composition in the name of delivering a series of power chords." Alarm declared that Moms "is arguably Menomena's best effort to date." 

Menomena Tour Dates: 
2/12 - The Mill - Iowa City, IA #
2/13 - High Noon Saloon - Madison, WI #
2/15 - The Basement - Columbus, OH #
2/16 - Zanzabar - Louisville, KY #
2/19 - The Grey Eagle - Asheville, NC #
2/20 - Motorco Music Hall - Durham, NC #
2/21 - 40 Watt Club - Athens, GA #
2/22 - Bottletree - Birmingham, AL #
2/23 - Mercy Lounge - Nashville, TN #
2/26 - Firebird - St. Louis, MO #
2/27 - Mojo's - Columbia, MO #
2/28 - The Record Bar - Kansas City, MO #
3/1 - Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO #
3/2 - Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT #
# - w/ Guards



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