Philadelphia’s sometimes bizarre but extremely entertaining rock orchestra Man Man will be heading out on a massive North American tour in support of its upcoming album, Life Fantastic, out May 10 via Anti. This will be the group’s fourth studio album and second from Anti. Joining the group for most of the shows will be Shilpa Ray And Her Happy Hookers.



The quintet has best been described in the past as experimental due to its exploration into various jazz styles, pounding tribal percussion and sometimes sweet pop melodies. It’s a blend that Tom Waits, the king of weird, once said in an interview that he enjoyed because of the similarities it shares with his own sound. “Knuckle Down,” the first track from Life Fantastic, is streaming below. It has the same Waits-style vocals and hard-hitting marimba attack as older songs but with an added pop-electronic element and bouncy rhythm.



Man Man – Knuckle Down by antirecords



Tour Dates For Man Man:
04/27 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater
04/28 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
04/29 – Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theater
04/30 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
05/01 – Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree
05/02 – New Orleans – One Eyed Jacks
05/03 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s Upstairs
05/05 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
05/06 – Dallas, TX – Sons Of Herman Hall
05/07 – Oklahoma City, OK – Academy Of Contemporary Music
05/09 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
05/10 – Tempe, AZ – The Clubhouse
05/11 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah
05/13 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
05/14 – San Francisco, CA – Bimbo’s
05/16 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
05/17 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
05/18 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
05/20 – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue