Menomena – Heavy Is As Heavy Does

July 23, 2012

Although Mines got some love in the blogosphere, Menomena could still be called one of the more under-appreciated bands of the last decade; they are prolific, dynamic and have a sound that is entirely their own, and yet they seem to slip through the cracks of our sonic consciousness –- seriously, when was the last time you opened iTunes so that you could blast a Menomena track? Well, the Portland indie rockers have a new album coming out September 18th titled Moms that is said to be about “family and aging.” “Heavy is as Heavy Does” follows that thematic thread, exploring the domestic politics of families — the simultaneously simple yet awesomely complex dynamic between father and sons.