Though Menomena has released four albums to date, its forthchoming LP, Moms, marks its first as a duo. After co-founder Brent Knopf announced his departure in 2010, Justin Harris and Danny Seim were the only members left. But instead of looking for a replacement, the two decided to release a record on their own.
Today, the two-piece shared the album’s first single, “Heavy Is As Heavy Does.” In standard Menomena form, the song features intricate instrumentation and looping. Gone are the saxophone solos and disjointed melodies, but in their place came lucid song structures and beautiful piano riffs.
Moms is set for a September 18 release via Barsuk Records. Listen to “Heavy Is As Heavy Does” below.