My list of highly anticipated records set to be released before the end of 2012 is ever growing, and Menomena’s Moms is definitely one of the top albums on that list. The album’s first track “Heavy Is As Heavy Does” opens like any other traditional rock ballad with a melodic piano-fed tune and intimate vocals. Things get more interesting though a little over a third of the way into the song as a skittering kit enters the groove before a snarling, buzz-saw guitar tears the melody apart. It’s further proof that Menomena can beautifully balance the pop against the experimental.
You can preorder Moms from Barsuk Records and you’ll also get a Menomena t-shirt.