Menomena Debuts ‘Plumage’ Music Video
Barsuk Records is thrilled to unleash Menomena's video for "Plumage," off their new album Moms. Pitchfork premiered the video, deeming it "a very strange mexican standoff...ridiculous and awesome." The video, was directed by Trevor McMahan, who described the clip as "the ultimate illustration of the beautiful conflict in the band's music - that aural struggle between instruments and ideas that is complex, satisfying, and always unmistakably Menomena."
On the production of the video, he continues, "our crew weathered some serious acts of god during this production - including, but not limited to: a shooting, bomb squad evacuation, a news helicopter crash, thunderstorms, near electrocution by lightning (which can actually be seen in the last shot of the video), gale force winds, destroyed equipment, and flash flooding two shoot days in a row - and the video nearly missed seeing the light of day. It was almost as if Jesus did not want us to make this Menomena video. But apparently, we had more chest hair."
Moms is the Portland-based band's fifth album, and their first as a duo. The band is currently in the midst of their fall headlining tour, which features support from PVT. The tour will be followed by a European tour with support from Stacks, as well as an appearance at the revered All Tomorrow's Parties festival in the UK.
Moms has been receiving wide praise, with Pitchfork proclaiming "Moms is without doubt the most aggressive record Menomena have ever made" and calling the lead single "Heavy Is As Heavy Does" "gloriously morose." Rolling Stone likewise hailed the track as "an emotive outburst of a song that expertly sidesteps melodrama - confessional rock thrills without the cheesy aftertaste." Paste remarked that the record is "the most candid and personal Menomena release to date," while Under the Radar called Menomena "one of the most well thought-out bands working today, never sacrificing structure or composition in the name of delivering a series of power chords." Alarm declared that Moms "is arguably Menomena's best effort to date."
Menomena Tour Dates:
10/3 - Parish - Austin, TX %
10/4 - Fitzgerald's - Houston, TX %
10/5 - One Eyed Jacks - New Orleans, LA %
10/6 - Masquerade - Atlanta, GA %
10/9 - Black Cat - Washington, DC %
10/10 - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA %
10/11 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY %
10/12 - Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY %
10/13 - Brighton Music Hall - Allston, MA %
10/16 - La Sala Rossa - Montreal, QC %
10/17 - Horseshoe Tavern - Toronto, ON %
10/18 - Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH %
10/19 - Metro - Chicago, IL %
10/20 - Triple Rock - Minneapolis, MN %
10/23 - Neurolux - Boise, ID %
10/25 - Biltmore - Vancouver, BC %
10/26 - Showbox at the Market - Seattle, WA %
11/2 - Crystal Ballroom - Portland, OR
11/23 - Captain's Rest - Glasgow, UK
11/24 - Brudenell Social Club - Leeds, UK
11/26 - Cargo - London, UK
11/28 - Point Ephemere - Paris, France &
11/29 - Laiterie - Strasbourg, France &
11/30 - Atomic Cafe - Munchen, Germany &
12/1 - Postbahnhof - Berlin, Germany &
12/3 - Ubel & Gefahrlich - Hamburg, Germany &
12/4 - Gebaude 9 - Cologne, Germany &
12/5 - Paradiso - Amsterdam, Netherlands &
12/6 - Botanique Orangerie - Brussels, Belgium &
12/7-9 - All Tomorrow's Parties - Minehead, UK
% - with PVT
& - with Stacks
Watch Menomena's Music Video for 'Plumage'