Thank You Europe! See You In November w/ B.S.S.

We are thrilled with the crit­i­cal response from Europe for Mines.  Our dates across the pond with Bro­ken Social Scene and Tor­toise have been posted.  Hope to see you this November!

Mines, in all its sprawl­ing glory, needs to be heard to be believed… a cap­ti­vat­ing blend of exper­i­men­tal­ism and depth”
NME — 9/10

This is where the exper­i­men­tal rock trio learn to speak with their hearts as well as their heads… A beau­ti­ful album”
Sun­day Times — 4 Stars ****

Mines is the most coher­ent expres­sion of their aes­thetic yet, sculpt­ing their immensely intri­cate, sump­tu­ously lay­ered and dis­arm­ingly arranged sound­scapes into new forms which are as mem­o­rable as they are reward­ing. Big things beckon.”
Time Out — 4 Stars ****

The trio’s demi-operatic mix­ture of inquis­i­tive basslines, jump­start sax­o­phone and run­ning piano is shirt-grabbingly thrilling… They could be one of the year’s belated break­outs”
The Guardian – 4 Stars ****

their way with loops and bold­ness with intri­cately cold space make ‘Mines’ a con­sis­tently sur­pris­ing lis­ten”
The Fly – 4 Stars ****

they’ve con­jured up some magic on ‘Mines’, with stud­ied arrange­ments of squalling gui­tars, brood­ing pianos, bite-size brass and absorb­ing drums… there are many rich seams to mine here”
The Times — 4 Stars ****

Quirky and intel­li­gent… as imag­i­na­tive and inter­est­ing as you’d expect… Bril­liantly bizarre”
Clash — 8/10

dense, com­pli­cated, beau­ti­ful… An exhaust­ing lis­ten, but well worth it”
Loud & Quiet — 8/10

an album that has an impec­ca­ble bal­ance between art-rock noise and sim­ple beauty… there are moments that of pure emo­tion that approach gospel and moments of com­plex musi­cian­ship that approach jazz, with­out ever los­ing the sat­is­fy­ing crunch that you can only get from rock”
Rock Sound — 8/10

an alt-rock clas­sic… Menom­ena burst with ideas”

Finan­cial Times – 4 Stars ****

Mines has some of MGMT’s trippy pop sense and a touch of the Flam­ing Lips’ psy­che­dlic racket… a supe­rior rock record”
Mail On Sun­day – 4 Stars ****

gui­tars, per­cus­sion, brass, key­boards and vocal har­monies align to straight-arrowed, slow-release melodies, stand­outs ‘Tithe’ and ‘Dirty Car­toons’ evok­ing Arcade Fire’s shad­owy grandeur”
The Observer

These Port­land noise-makers sync sound and song in a man­ner that evokes Damon Albarn via TV on the Radio”
The Independent

Tour: EU w/ Bro­ken Social Scene and Tortoise

  • 11/18/10 Menom­ena in Dort­mund at FZW                                     Buy tick­ets
  • 11/19/10 Menom­ena in Ams­ter­dam at Paradiso
  • 11/20/10 Menom­ena in Berlin at Admi­ralspalast Buy tick­ets
  • 11/21/10 Menom­ena in Hei­del­berg at Karlstorbahnhof
  • 11/22/10 Menom­ena in Feier­w­erk at Munich Buy tick­ets
  • 11/24/10 Menom­ena in Leipzig at Skala
  • 11/25/10 Menom­ena in Cologne at Gebäude 9 Buy tick­ets
  • 11/26/10 Menom­ena in Utrecht at Le Guess Who Festival
  • 11/28/10 Menom­ena in Brus­sels at Autumn Falls
  • 11/29/10 Menom­ena in Lon­don at XOYO
  • 12/01/10 Menom­ena in Man­ches­ter at Deaf Institute
  • 12/02/10 Menom­ena in Glas­gow at Arches
  • 12/03/10 Menom­ena in Liv­er­pool at Kazimir
  • 12/04/10 Menom­ena in Leeds at Brudenell

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