Menomena Announce Release of ‘Moms,’ Tour Dates

    Early last year, when co-founder Brent Knopf left Menomena, it never felt like the end of the band was near. They finished their 2011 tour, and there wasn’t an announcement about a break-up. In fact, quite the opposite. The remaining members, Justin Harris and Danny Seim, started work on a new album almost immediately. That album, we learn today, will be called Moms, and is out September 18 via Barsuk. The album is based around the duo’s relationships with their mothers, with Harris and Seim splitting songwriting duties evenly. With Knopf gone, they’ve filled the empty aural space with more instruments, including flute, cello, and even tap-dancing. Check out the trailer for the album below, followed by the track list and dates for Menomena’s fall tour.

     

    Moms Track list:

    1. Plumage

    2. Capsule

    3. Pique

    4. Baton

    5. Heavy Is As Heavy Does

    6. Giftshoppe

    7. Skintercourse

    8. Tantalus

    9. Don’t Mess With Latexas

    10. One Horse

     

    Tour Dates:

    9.7 Portland, OR: Musicfest NW

    9.25 Santa Cruz, CA: Bimbo’s 365 Club

    9.27 Los Angeles, CA: El Rey

    9.28 San Diego, CA: Casbah

    9.29 Phoenix, AZ: Crescent Ballroom

    10.2 Dallas, TX: Granada Theater

    10. 3 Austin, TX: Parish

    10.4 Houston, TX: Fitzgerald’s

    10.5 New Orleans, LA: One Eyed Jacks

    10.6 Atlanta, GA: Masquerade

    10.9 Washington, DC: Black Cat

    10.10 Philadelphia, PA: Union Transfer

    10.11 New York, NY: Bowery Ballroom

    10.13 Allston, MA: Brighton Music Hall

    10.16 Montreal, QC: La Sala Rossa

    10.17 Toronto, ON: Horseshoe Tavern

    10.18 Cleveland, OH: Beachland Ballroom

    10.19 Chicago, IL: Metro

    10.20 Minneapolis, MN: Triple Rock

    10.23 Boise, ID: Neurolux

    10.25 Vancouver, BC: Biltmore

    10.26 Seattle, WA: Showbox at the Market