A show with Menemona as the sole headliner is enough to qualify as a great night â€“ I can attest the band’s engaging live show â€“ but now Stateside Presents has gone ahead and added a co-headliner in The Soft Pack (pictured above), whose self-titled debut LP that was released in February is one of my very favorites of the year. (I like it so much I bought it in its incredible 7-inch box set form.)
As for Menemona â€“ a band whose name I find amazingly difficult to type correctly for some reason â€“ I just picked up the new album, Mines, today, and after one listen it already sounds like a winner in a year full of them.
Be sure to check out this video of guitarist Matty McLoughlin on on MLB.com, in which he discusses his past as a reliever for University of Richmond. Pretty cool.