Brent Knopf Leaves Menomena to Focus On Ramona Falls and Other Projects

Can't say I didn't see this one coming. This afternoon Menomena announced on its website that multi-instrumentalist Brent Knopf—founding member, skilled keyboard player, and the creator of the Deeler looping system used to create all the band's music—is leaving the band to focus on other projects, including Ramona Falls. I hesitate to call Ramona Falls a solo project, because 2009's Intuit ...   More
Friday, January 7, 2011 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Danny Seim and Brent Knopf Talk About Knopf's Decision to Leave Menomena


Two weeks ago, we announced—along with the rest of the Internet—that Brent Knopf, one of the three original members of Menomena, was leaving the band to focus on his solo project and on recording a few records for his friends. Since then, Menomena has mostly keep quiet, but both Knopf and Seim were kind enough to answer some of my questions on record about the future of Menomena. Here are ...   More
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Menomena: A Menomena European Promotional Tour Guide 2010, or, Dave Lombardo* (Europe!)

It has been been over two years, and we are honored (and, as always, glued to the page) to be able to publish another amazing, giant tour diary entry from Menomena's Danny Seim. You can read Menomena's past tour diaries (in chronological order, nonetheless) here. -Ed. It's a nice day to be alive, which makes it a bad day to start a new journal. Positivity rarely serves as good fodder for anything, ...   More
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 MENOMENA

New Menomena Song and Album Details

Stop everything you are doing. I think you're going to want to hear the new Menomena single. This morning, on an official announcement on the band's website (and also Pitchfork, Stereogum, and your kid brother's blog) drummer Danny Seim finally gave some concrete details on the upcoming Menomena record, Mines, which is out on July 27 on Barsuk records. First, we've got the debut single, "Five Little ...   More
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Menomena Goes Back to School

Have you ever wondered what Danny Seim would look like playing drums from a wheel chair? I didn't think so. But in what is easily one of the weirder features to run on recently, Seim and the rest of Menomena play two songs inside an empty schoolroom—including a particularly rad version of "Five Little Rooms" with a wheelchair-bound Seim beating the living shit out of his kit. Both ...   More
Monday, September 27, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER


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