Pitchfork Premiere New Man Man Album, On Oni Pond

Man Man’s new album On Oni Pond is streaming in its entirety at Pitchfork.com which is exclusively premiering the album in advance of its release tomorrow (September 10). Fans can listen to it here: http://pitchfork.com/advance/206-on-oni-pond/

In a recent Rolling Stone profile, album producer Mike Mogis tells how he noticed frontman Ryan Kattner’s musical growth and artistic determination while making On Oni Pond: “Kattner dialed in his lyrics, honed his vocal takes and created space in their songs for hooks to shine through.”

Man Man On Oni Pond

Man Man On Oni Pond album artwork

On Oni Pond features an arresting reconstruction of Man Man’s visionary sound – stripped to its core and rebuilt as something new and compelling yet still very much Man Man. This marked shift is a direct result of an intensive collaboration between the band’s frontman, Honus Honus (Kattner) and drummer Pow Pow, who has assumed a new-found prominence in the song writing process, bringing an exhilarating array of new rhythmic ideas to the mix. The compositions were further honed by the band members along with producer Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, First Aid Kit) into a compelling mash-up of Fear Of Music era Talking Heads, classic soul, psychedelia, hip hop and 50’s rock and roll.

Kattner’s vocals are husky and sexy sounding at times like Rob Thomas has stolen the microphone from him. Man Man’s music is an explosion of colour and vibrancy. They take world influences like in the tracks End Boss, Head On and King Shiv and slot them into their eclectic sound with perfect simplicity. Man Man are definitely a band that can lift your mood within a second of listening to their music.

Man Man is poised to take their legendary live show across America in the ensuing months, playing in support of the new record.

You can catch Man Man live on the following dates:
September 6 WXPN Free At Noon Philadelphia, PA
September 7 Restoration Fest, Troy, NY
September 8 Signal Kitchen, Burlington, VT
September 9 The Waterhole Upstairs Music Lounge, Saranac Lake, NY
September 10 The Space, Hamden, CT
September 19 Chop Shop Charlotte, NC
September 20 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA
September 21 Howlin’ Wolf New Orleans, LA
September 22 Fitzgerald’s Houstin, TX
September 23 Club Dada Dallas, TX
September 24 The Mohawk Austin, TX
September 26 Tricky Falls El Paso, TX
September 27 Club Congress Tucson, AZ
September 28 Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ
September 29 The Fonda Theatre Los Angeles, CA
October 1 Great American San Francisco, CA
October 2 Great American San Francisco, CA
October 4 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, OR
October 5 Neumo’s Seattle, WA
October 8 Neurolux Boise, ID
October 9 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT
October 10 The Gothic Theatre Englewood, CO
October 11 Slowdown Omaha, NE
October 12 First Ave Minneapolis, MN
October 13 Turner Hall Milwaukee, WI
October 14 Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL
October 15 Wexner Ctr for the Arts Columbus, OH
October 16 The Tralf Music Hall Buffalo, NY
October 20 Paradise Boston, MA
October 21 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
October 22 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
October 24 Mr. Smalls Theatre Millvale, PA
October 26 Chronic Town State College, PA
October 27 9:30 Club Washington, DC
October 30 Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA
October 31 Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA

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