Menomena debuts new song at PDX Pop Now Festival

Menomena closed out the 2009 PDX Pop Festival with a set leaning heavily on their breakthrough LP Friend and Foe. They absolutely brought it, to the point that I was worried the people at the front of the stage were going to get crushed from the ripple beginning at the back of the audience.  It was electric in a way that few concerts are.

The band opened the set with the tune “Caught.”  It may or may not be on their upcoming new LP and if it does appear it may have a different name.  The title was something I pulled from drummer Danny Seim’s set list after the encore.  The song itself, feels very un-Menomena-like.  It’s a slow tempo, straight forward affair, with some good harmonies.

If this is on the new album, it really would work as a breather song.  Coming down off one of their more adventurous songs, a chance to catch your breath.  A good transition form the A-side to the B-side (in the parlance of the old people).

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  • Andrew July 28, 2009, 5:54 am

    I think it's a work in progress. Brent's Ramona Falls album however is most certainly fully cooked and should help hold everyone over until the new Menomena release.

    I'm actually editing video from this show at the moment. Can you confirm the name of the other new song….they've played it at a few shows before. I think it's called Mexico but I'm not certain. Thanks! -Andrew

    • jamesfurbush July 28, 2009, 1:25 pm

      I wanna say Mexico, as well, but I'm not positive. I didn't get video of the other new song, so I didn't have anything to compare it to when I was looking at other live clips for a possible name.

      When is Brent's Ramona Falls coming out? That's something I think a lot of people would be interested in!