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    Menomena Biography

    from Barsuk Records: "Menomena, the Portland, OR, based experimental rock trio, have signed to Barsuk Records and will release their Barsuk debut in early 2007. For those not yet in the know: Danny Seim, Justin Harris, and Brent Knopf perform, sing, arrange, create, and destroy Menomena songs. They've released two previous albums on the excellent Portland indie label Film Guerrero: i am the fun blame monster (which garnered a rare 8.7 rating from Pitchfork and inspired them to say: "Menomena are a hugely creative band, and they've managed to make an album that's extremely accessible yet entirely unconventional"), and under an hour, which consists of three lengthy instrumental compositions and is the soundtrack to a modern dance performance choreographed by a friend. They're not like other bands."

    "The upcoming release, friend and foe, (which features riveting cover art by cult artist and Blankets author Craig Thompson) returns to the more pop-influenced stylings of fun blame monster, shining Northwest indie songcraft through a Chicago post-rock lens, illuminating the quiet recesses with an unpredictable, experimental light."

    "We don’t know much more about Menomena, except that we’re honored to be working with such mysterious and creative individuals, and we can’t wait to hear what they come up with next."

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