Menomena + + + Suckers

We Recommend You Go.
by Emma Dessau

Thursday 9/30
Boston, MA


Menomena - TAOS
from Mines [on Barsuk Records]
listen + download

Menomena’s success is sort of a Cinderella story: A small indie band records an album of their own devices, distributes it to music media outlets hoping in vain someone will actually listen and give them some press. Then, lo and behold, Pitchfork’s mammoth hands pick up the lowly CD-R and stamp it “Best New Music.” Suddenly, they are thrust into the spotlight! Faces on tabloids everywhere! ...

Well, that’s not really how it works in the music industry these days. But when Pitchfork reviewed Menomena’s first release I Am the Blame Fun Monster! back in 2003 and gave it an 8.7 on their (goddamn) decimal system, it might have felt that way for the Portland trio. Alas, they did not lose any of that DIY charm, and their releases continued to be of the creative sleeper genre, creeping up on your brain with each listen. Their newest release, Mines, is exceptional. So exceptional, in fact, that songs like “Dirty Cartoons” actually hurt sometimes.

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Suckers - A Mind I Knew
from Wild Smile [on Frenchkiss Records]
listen + download

Appears with Menoment on Thursday is Suckers, a stellar Brooklyn band. Their infectious experimental-pop music is a synth-y blend of all the things you could ever want. Topped off by the supreme, deep vocals of Quinn Walker, they’re worth getting to the show early for.

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These are two of the more unique indie bands out there right now and their show on the 30th should be perfect end to September and a great way to ring in October... or as I like to call it, ROCKTOBER, because the lineup of bands coming to Boston next month is just that absurdly good.

WIN TICKETS - I have 2 Pairs of Tickets for Giveaway. Beginning now, anyone who starts following us today on Twitter through Midnight on Wednesday Night will be entered to win. Current followers only have to RT the giveaway to be entered to win. You have to like your chances!


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