Man Man
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Back in October 2006 we presented a full feature on Man Man (read it again here). Today we are here to inform you that the little band known as Modest Mouse is bringing them on the road. A nice jump from dirty bars to big time stadiums. Keep an eye on Man Man, seems like the beginning of bigger things.

Here what the critics are saying:

"Man Man exhibits a varied flair for macabre theatrics that includes a veritable world's fair of chaos and creation." -Billboard Magazine

"The soundtrack for a post-apocalyptic street carnival." -Magnet Magazine

"Man Man creates a slippery tapestry with the authentic bearing of sea shanties run through a complex funhouse of loopy distortions, secret passageways and mirrored corridors." -Harp Magazine

"[They cram] boozy Brecht-flavored shout-alongs into shaggy waltz and oompah rhythms, with plenty of jazzy, engaging instrumental colors." –Entertainment Weekly

"When Man Man tour, they tour hard."

It's been a crazy and beautiful time for the men of Man Man since the release of the critically acclaimed Six Demon Bag (released last February, 2006 on the Ace Fu imprint), an album that moved a generation of fans around the world, from a band who spent their time destroying crowds nationwide on their seemingly endless U.S. tours (taking brief stops to own your souls at last year's Pitchfork, Siren, and SXSW Festivals, performing all the while with some of today's hottest bands), brought their live show over seas for the first time ever, and landed them on the cover of hometown Philadelphia Weekly's year-end issue.

Man Man's brand of, what has been called, "gypsy-carnival-blues-punk," has inspired a rabid fanbase from coast to coast. Foaming for singer Honus Honus' every lyric and piano ridden, post-modern masterpieces, speechless while watching drummer, Chris "Pow Pow" Powell's thundering, obliterating, sky rocketing performances, and marveling at members Sergei Sogay, Alejandro "Cougar" Bjorg, and Chang Wang, as they endlessly juggle instruments from guitars, bass, sax, xylophones, didgeridoos, and children's toys, to create a spectacle of sheer brilliance, brought to us in a way only one band knows how.

Now, one year later, courtesy of Icy Demons member Griffin Rodriguez and Shape Shoppe Studios in Chicago, the band emerges from the studio once again, unsigned, with something completely new, unique, and awe-inspiring in tow, unleashing sparkling new gems to a brand new audience as they hit the road with the kings of indie-rock, MODEST MOUSE!

Man Man tour dates available here.

[Published on: 4/4/07]

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thewormisgod starstarstarstar Wed 4/4/2007 11:32AM
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well i guess i will be scoping them in san jose.. new Modest Mouse album is the best album to come out in awhile, IMO.

dudeski3 Wed 4/4/2007 11:45AM
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We Were Dead rocks my balls off, no doubt.

BGsteveBG Wed 4/4/2007 05:42PM
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Man Man kicks ass from the few songs ive heard from them.. very unique sound

z man starstarstar Wed 4/4/2007 07:21PM
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And we'll all float on anyway. ALright

All Loving Liberal White Guy starstarstarstarstar Wed 4/4/2007 09:20PM
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All Loving Liberal White Guy

Not to denegrtate Modest Mouse becasue they are a fabulous live band, but each live band is based on their own merit and having seen both Man Man and Modest Mouse live several times, I think it's safe to say that Man Man is going to make MOdest Mouse look a bit slow. Man Man will put so much crazeeee energy to all of their 45 minute opening slots than MOdest Mouse will do in around 90 minutes. Not, to talk shit. I encourage everyone to go check out this tour and I do understand that Modest Mouse do have hella seinority. Don't worry though, it's not like they're gonna make assholes outta Modest Mouse like !!! (chk chk chk) did when they opened up for the Chili Peppers in Europe and made Anthony Kiedes and Flea look like they have the stamina of the Golden Girls.

vcd106 starstarstarstarstar Thu 4/5/2007 05:56AM
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Sucks that many of these shows are sold out already (at least the philly date is), I would have really liked to have seen this show. Any extras out there?

BGsteveBG Thu 4/5/2007 02:08PM
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the only IL show is 4 hours away from chicago...lame

Andrew Thu 4/5/2007 03:22PM
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Dude, that's funny about !!! I've been diggin their new album for a while now.

Man Man is awesome though. I have yet to see them live, but if it's anything like the albums, it's a freak show.