TRACKING: Menomena - Heavy As Is Does

SOUNDS LIKE: The Helio Sequence, WHY?, Man Man
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE: After founding member Brent Knopf departed the band, the remaining duo soldier on with a new LP.

Family dysfunction has influenced more songs than one can count on their hands, and now Menomena add to stack with their latest album, Moms and lead single “Heavy Is As Heavy Does”.  With former member Brent Knopf now out of the picture, it’s interesting to hear the piano he once played at the forefront of the song as Justin Harris sings of the struggles with an absent father and other familial famine over the years.  As the meticulous drumming of Danny Seim comes into play, Harris’ trademark sax solo plays battle with a squealing and appealing classic rock guitar solo.