News

Oct 17, 2016

EL VY (the project of The National's frontman Matt Berninger and former Menomena member Brent Knopf, who also records as Ramona Falls) released their excellent debut album, Return to the Moon, last October via 4AD.  More

Watch: EL VY – “Careless” Video

Return to the Moon Out Now via 4AD

Aug 09, 2016

EL VY (the project of The National's frontman Matt Berninger and former Menomena member Brent Knopf, who also records as Ramona Falls) released their excellent debut album, Return to the Moon, last October via 4AD. They have been releasing amusing black & white videos for all of the songs on the album and now here's the final one, for "Careless." More

Watch: EL VY - “No Time to Crank the Sun” Video

Return to the Moon Out Now via 4AD

Nov 24, 2015

EL VY (the project of The National's frontman Matt Berninger and former Menomena member Brent Knopf, who also records as Ramona Falls) released their excellent debut album, Return to the Moon, at the end of October via 4AD. Now they have shared a video for "No Time to Crank the Sun." As with all of EL VY's videos thus far, Matt's brother Tom Berninger directed the clip.  More

Nov 03, 2015

The National's frontman Matt Berninger has teamed up with former Menomena member Brent Knopf (who also records as Ramona Falls) for the new project EL VY. The duo just released their great debut album as EL VY, Return to the Moon, last Friday via 4AD. Last night they opened their tour at Portland's Doug Fir Lounge in what was essentially their first full on live show (beyond some shorter performances).  More

Oct 29, 2015

The National's frontman Matt Berninger has teamed up with former Menomena member Brent Knopf (who also records as Ramona Falls) for the new project EL VY. The duo will be releasing their debut album as EL VY, Return to the Moon, tomorrow (Friday, October 30) via 4AD. Today they have shared another single for it, "Silent Ivy Hotel," via Spotify.  More

Oct 26, 2015

The National's frontman Matt Berninger has teamed up with former Menomena member Brent Knopf (who also records as Ramona Falls) for the new project EL VY. The duo will be releasing their debut album as EL VY, Return to the Moon, this Friday (October 30) via 4AD. Today they have shared another single for it, "Need a Friend," via its lyric video. More

Oct 01, 2015

The National's frontman Matt Berninger has teamed up with former Menomena member Brent Knopf (who also records as Ramona Falls) for the new project EL VY. The duo will be releasing their debut album as EL VY, Return to the Moon, on October 30 via 4AD. More

Sep 24, 2015

The National's frontman Matt Berninger has teamed up with former Menomena member Brent Knopf (who also records as Ramona Falls) for the new project EL VY. The duo will be releasing their debut album as EL VY, Return to the Moon, on October 30 via 4AD. Berninger and Knopf did a session atStudio Brussels and performed the previously unheard Return to the Moon song "No Time to Crank the Sun." More

Sep 03, 2015

The National's frontman Matt Berninger has teamed up with former Menomena member Brent Knopf (who also records as Ramona Falls) for the new project EL VY. The duo will be releasing their debut album as EL VY, Return to the Moon, on October 30 via 4AD and previously shared the lyric video for the album opener and sort of title track, "Return to the Moon (Political Song for Didi Bloome to Sing, With Crescendo)." Now the band has shared a new song, "I'm the Man to Be," via its lyric video. More

Aug 04, 2015

The National's frontman Matt Berninger has teamed up with former Menomena member Brent Knopf (who also records as Ramona Falls) for the new project EL VY. More

Menomena Announce Fall Tour

Co-Headlining with The Helio Sequence

Jul 16, 2013

Menomena, who are continuing their support of their latest LP Moms, have announced plans for a new fall tour. More

Listen: Menomena - “Toomer”

New Single Out Now

Jan 18, 2013

Last year, Menomena released their excellent fifth studio album Moms. More

Menomena Announce New Tour Dates

Expanding Tour Through 2013

Nov 12, 2012

Menomena have announced a number of new tour dates in support of the duo's latest album Moms. More

Oct 25, 2012

Take a listen to this dramatically reworked take on “Plumage,” a track from recently released Menomena album, MomsMore

Watch: Menomena - “Plumage” Video

Walking Wardrobe Change

Oct 03, 2012

For the music video of their Moms single "Plumage" Menomena's Justin Harris and Danny Seim set out to prove that what we put on the outside can in fact say a lot about who we are on the inside. More

Listen: Menomena – “Pique”

Moms Out September 18

Sep 06, 2012

On September 18, Menomena will release their spectacular new album, Moms. Ahead of that, the duo has been slowly letting off tracks into the wild, including today’s offering, “Pique.” More

Aug 22, 2012

Revving up the anticipation of their forthcoming new album Moms, indie duo Menomena have followed up the release of their single "Heavy Is as Heavy Does" with another portion of the record entitled "Capsule." More

Jul 18, 2012

Announcing the release of their new album Moms last month, Portland duo Menomena have now shared the first piece of music from the effort with "Heavy Is As Heavy Does." More

Under the Radar Charity Auction for Japan Ends Today at 10 a.m. PST and Features Okkervil River

Auction Also Features Surfer Blood and Owen Pallett, and Includes Signed Posters, Vinyl, Headphones, and a Guitar Donated by Hooray for Earth

May 12, 2011

Under the Radar magazine's online charity auction for the Japan relief effort ends today, Thursday, May 12, at 10 a.m. PST/1 p.m. EST. It's your last chance to get bids in to win an Under the Radar SXSW poster signed by all the artists who played our party, either a guitar autographed by Hooray for Earth or top-of-the-line headphones from Shure, plus 11 pieces of vinyl, 3 CDs, 1 cassette, 2 bags, and an Under the Radar subscription!

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Under the Radar Charity Auction for Japan Features Okkervil River, Owen Pallett, and others

Auction Also Features Surfer Blood and Menomena, and Includes Signed Posters, Vinyl, Headphones, and a Guitar Donated by Hooray for Earth

May 05, 2011

Under the Radar magazine is hosting an online charity auction for the Japan relief effort that starts today and features Okkervil River, Menomena, Owen Pallett, Telekinesis, Surfer Blood, Hooray for Earth, and Porcelain Raft. More

Greetings from Under the Radar’s SXSW Party

Bands Record Exclusive Videos

Mar 21, 2011

During the two days of Under the Radar’s SXSW parties we recorded exclusive greetings from some of the artists playing. In case you missed them on our Twitter and Facebook feeds, we’ve collected them here.  More

Mar 10, 2011

It's a classic night on the town for Menomena's Joe Haege in their latest video, "Taos." We have the vid. More

Menomena Heads Out to See the World

Dates in Australia and the U.S.

Feb 01, 2011

While Brent Knopf has departed the band to focus on solo project Ramona Falls, the remaining members of Menomena (bolstered by new addition Joe Haege of 31 Knots and Tu Fawning) are heading out to see the world. We have the dates.  More

Menomena Announce Spring Tour

Australia and North America Dates

Jan 07, 2011

Menomena are prepped to start touring heavily behind last year’s release, Mines. We have the dates.  More

Menomena Rocks Carson Daly

Band Plays “Taos”

Sep 29, 2010

Last night, Menomena took to the Last Call with Carson Daly stage to play “Taos,” a cut from recently released fourth full-length, Mines. We have the video.  More

Under the Radar Announces Wasted on the Youth Issue

Musicians and Actors on Their Childhood Memories

Jul 29, 2010

Under the Radar's Summer 2010 issue is a special issue we're calling the Wasted on the Youth Issue. The basic idea of the issue was to talk to musicians and actors about various facets of their childhood/teenage years, from their first favorite bands/concerts to childhood memories to movies/TV shows of their youth, etc. We were interested in talking to musicians and actors about some of their earliest memories and their childhood passions. Many of the articles include childhood or teenage photos of the musicians interviewed. We have the full details on the issue that includes these artists: The National, The Antlers, Fred Armisen, Camera Obscura, Judah Friedlander, Fucked Up vs. Devo, Here We Go Magic, Jim James, Jónsi, Kele, The Kids in the Hall, Liars, Local Natives, Menomena, Chloë Grace Moretz, Elisabeth Moss, Portishead, Robert Rodriguez, School of Seven Bells, Tegan and Sara, Russell Tovey, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Edgar Wright, and many more! More

Menomena Takes to the Road This September

Dates Begin September 10th

Jun 09, 2010

In support of upcoming fourth album Mines (July 27th), Portland trio Menomena is taking to the road this September and October for a North American tour. We have the dates. More

May 19, 2010

After a three-year wait, the experimental indie-rock trio Menomena will finally release the follow-up to Friend and Foe: Mines. Their fourth LP streets July 26 in Europe (via City Slang) and July 27 in North America (courtesy of Barsuk). We also have the album tracklist and the excellent new single, "FIVE LITTLE ROOMS." Listen to it here. More

Apr 07, 2010

Portland experimental rockers Menomena are finally set to release their fourth album on July 27 through Barsuk (July 26 in Europe via City Slang). It's entitled Mines and is the successor to the band's excellent 2007 LP, Friend and Foe. More


Interviews

EL VY - The Under the Radar Cover Story

Together Apart: Matt Berninger of The National and Brent Knopf of Menomena and Ramona Falls on Their Years-in-the-Making Collaboration

Feb 19, 2016

Matt Berninger and Brent Knopf are at the same address, but they're not in the same room. In New York City, "running around doing some TV tapings, radio thingies, and stuff like this," as Berninger calls it, The National frontman is 17 stories up occupying a hotel suite overlooking the memorial site of Ground Zero. More


Reviews

Moms

Moms

Barsuk

Sep 17, 2012

Holy vitriol, Batman! Menomena's fifth full-length Moms doesn't hold back on the bile, the band aiming their acid tongues at unsatisfying lovers and the family tree. Why, it's enough to make matriarchs everywhere clutch at their pearls. More

Shure Presents the Under the Radar SXSW 2011 Party Recap – Okkervil River and More

March 18th, 2011

Mar 28, 2011

We were pretty sure that people would show up to our Thursday SXSW party because of our exclusive set by Atlas Sound, and while we were confident that we had an equally strong lineup for our Friday party (which was presented by Shure), we still weren’t certain how many fans would show up. But our immediate concern at the start of the party was whether our first artist would make it in time (if at all). Porcelain Raft (aka Italian born, London-based, Mauro Remiddi) had underestimated how far his hotel was from our venue (The Flamingo Cantina), was running late, and had a dead cell-phone and thus no way to let us know that he was indeed on his way. Thankfully the charming Remiddi arrived with a thousand apologies 10 minutes before he was scheduled to perform and because he’s a one-man band, was pretty much ready to go on time. The crowd, by the way, was as healthy in numbers as the day before, with a to-capacity venue and a line down the block most of the day. More