On July 27, Portland's Menomena will released Mines on Barsuk Records, the follow-up to 2007's indie hit Friend and Foe. That's the cover art above, and right now you can stream and download the first single, "FIVE LITTLE ROOMS." According to the band's website:
1. It's the ninth track on our new album
2. It started out as one song a few years ago and ended up an entirely different song a few months ago
3. It prominently features the words "prostitute", "children", "hung", "bridegroom", "suburban" and "mcdonalds" (we're edgy now, haven't you heard?)
4. It was the last song to be chosen for the new record, which, in our perverted world, somehow makes it the most appropriate choice for the first single
5. It's either the best or the worst song we've ever written; you decide!
The track pulls off a neat trick of being gloomy and foreboding but grooving at the same time. The vocals and percussion sound sharp, and if you've been craving some tuba in your rock music, you'll like this song.
Click here to stream the track on Pitchfork. Then download "FIVE LITTLE ROOMS" for free below (for the price of your email address)!