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Menomena: Keeping Portland Weird

September 18, 2012Menomena has just released Moms, its first album since co-founder Brent Knopf left the group last year. The band's core members, Justin Harris and Danny Seim, carry forward Menomena's musical hallmarks — meaty baritone sax, bassline spines, rhythms that turn on a dime — in "Heavy Is As Heavy Does," performed here at opbmusic.

The Portland, Ore., rock band Menomena has just released Moms, its fourth album — and first since co-founder Brent Knopf left the group last year. The band's core members, Justin Harris and Danny Seim, carry forward Menomena's musical hallmarks (meaty baritone sax, bassline spines, rhythms that turn on a dime), which have made its sound such an original all these years.

Harris and Seim are joined here by an all-star cast — including Paul Alcott on keys, Matt Dabrowiak on guitar and Holcombe Waller on keys and vocals — for "Heavy Is As Heavy Does," recorded at Portland's Mississippi Studios.

Click here for the full session from opbmusic.org.

Credits

Steven Kray, audio; Jarratt Taylor, video; Nathan Quigley, photos

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