Menomena Moms, Menomena New Album, Menomena CMJ
Portland-based art-rock group Menomena will release of its fifth album Moms on September 18 via Barsuk. The album will be the group’s first since co-founder Brent Knopf left the band in 2011 to focus on his project Ramona Falls. Remaining members Justin Harris and Danny Seim weren’t intent on replacing Knopf; they instead kept the band a duo, increasing the workload for each of them on the album in hopes to remain the same Menomena.
 
The title of the album, Moms, indicates that it may contain sensitive spots as both members had tragic experiences with their mothers: Seim’s died when he was a teenager and Harris’s raised him as a single mother.
 
The band has also announced a North American tour beginning in September, close to the album release date. But for now, you can make do with a comical teaser video for the album in which Seim and Harris time lapse into older versions of themselves. The group also released the tracklist, which you can find below with the upcoming tour dates.
 

Tour Dates For Menomena
09/07 – Portland, OR – Musicfest NW
09/25 – Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst
09/26 – San Francisco, CA – Bimbo’s 365 Club
09/27 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey
09/28 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
09/29 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
10/02 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
10/03 – Austin, TX – Parish
10/04 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
10/05 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks
10/06 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
10/09 – 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
12/07-09 – Minehead, UK – All Tomorrow’s Parties
 
Tracklist For Moms
01. Plumage
02. Capsule
03. Pique
04. Baton
05. Heavy Is As Heavy Does
06. Giftshoppe
07. Skintercourse
08. Tantalus
09. Don’t Mess With Latexas
10. One Horse