Menomena - where art thou?


#1

It’s been 5 years since Moms came out.

Fucking hell time flies.

Where the fuck are they?

Moms ruled. So did Mines.


#2

So full of tunes.

Pique is one of my favourite songs of all time.


#3

Moms was their first slightly disappointing album, for me.


#4

Definitely felt it tailed off towards the end. Also Baton is terrible.

Absolutely love Mines though. THIS


#5

YES! Probably the best song on Mines, but it’s a very strong album overall.


#6

One of my faves of all time myself, that one


#7

Didn’t they have a falling out?


#8

Brent Knopf left just before Moms, pretty sure they’re okay though?


#9

apparently the bassist joined bloc party a couple of years ago


#10

Yep, he was on The Love Beneath shockingly!


#11

Surprised Moms was considered disappointing. Much prefer it to Friend and Foe.


#12

best song:


#13

But Friend and Foe has My My on, which is amazing.


#14

Moms has Heavy is as Heavy Does. Which is amazing.

:wink:


#15

Love Menomena and have seen them live a few times. There’s some serious sax-action (saxtion) during their live sets. Amazing. Some of my favourite tunes have already been mentioned here (Dirty Cartoons, Tithe, Pique) but I have to mention Wet And Rusting, being the song that introduced them to me.

Apparently there was a new Ramona Falls album (Coils) out earlier in the year, which seems to have passed me by. So that’s my next bit of listening sorted


#16

new Ramona is good, although I haven’t been won over by it like the 1st 2.

When I learned about Justin joining Bloc Party, I assumed they’d be in for a long break, which per I am a Bloc Party fan, yet the album he played on I didn’t even bother with after hearing a track or 2 and not hearing much I cared for.

That being the case, I wonder if him and Danny will get back together soon and do some writing per his Bloc Party schedule not interfering.

I liked MOMS, but I have wondered ever since Brent left if they ever will make an album as good their early records.


#17

Danny Seim has made two great albums over the last couple of years as a band called Pfarmers with the drummer from The National. Their latest ‘Our Puram’ is a definite must for Menomena fans.

Brent Knopf also made that album with Matt Berninger (another Menomena + National). I thought it was a bit dull, tbh.

But yeah, I bloody loved Menomena and miss them terribly.


#18

I didn’t really get much from the music but that is a truly great video.


#19

Only really liked the first record. Mines bored the tits off me :frowning:


#20

Loves me a bit of Menomena. Absolutely adored their debut album and have liked everything they’ve released since.

Here’s me having a chat with Danny after their gig at The Barfly in Camden back in 2007