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Menomena at Jerky's Music Hall

Menomena at Jerky's Music Hall

Photo: SARAH CASS Sometimes Menomena songs spin around circles and confuse you. Sometimes they break off in a different direction than you think they will....
By webteam  |  September 28, 2010

Menomena | Mines

This Portland (Oregon) three-piece have spent the past 10 years doing a nerdy high-wire act using heady, patchwork writing to create accessible albums.
Barsuk (2010)
By MATT PARISH  |  August 06, 2010
50 Bands 50 States Alumni: Where Are They Now?

50 Bands 50 States Alumni: Where Are They Now?

This week, we're rolling out our now-annual survey of the best new-ish band in each state in our great nation (The first year we did...
By Ryan Stewart  |  July 08, 2010

Sunderland smoothies

"We're two brothers trying to entertain ourselves and have a laugh in the studio," says Peter Bowens. "We have to pretend to be rock musicians."
Field Music are ready to soft-rock
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  March 19, 2010
spencer list

So good

One way to experiment with songwriting is to throw convention out the window, eschew verses and choruses, try to be completely unique. Sometimes the idea appears that if a song sounds like anything that came before it, well, that's points deducted like
Spencer Albee's got Spirit. How 'bout you?
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 31, 2009

Dexterous feats

Those of us too poor to make it down to Austin for last week’s SxSW festival were treated to a mini-showcase of some of indie rock’s strongest up-and-coming bands.
Menomena + Field Music + Land of Talk, Great Scott, March 27, 2007
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  March 28, 2007


Field Music

Field Music frontman Peter Brewis loves a good pop song as much as the next chap.
Tones of Town | Memphis Industries
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  March 19, 2007

Wincing the blogs away

In the first quarter of 2007, more than a dozen bands who made very big names for themselves via the Internet hype machine face a compelling and dangerous question: what does it take to maintain your cred and succeed commercially in such a dynamic enviro
Indie rockers try selling out for a change
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  January 17, 2007