For their forth-coming LP#4, Philadelphia [Experimental] Rockers Man Man teamed up with producer/engineer Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, Monsters of Folk, Saddle Creek Records). The first taste of the set comes by way of title track, "Life Fantastic." Set to be released by ANTI- on May 10th, Life Fantastic reportedly features a slightly more refined, calmer version of Man Man.
While the new tracks may spotlight a bit less weirdness - pots and pans, toy noise makers, Chinese funeral horns, kitchen utensils, smashed plates, fireworks... - Man Man's uniqueness will still be fully intact; This go-round, they'll just be a little more refined and "commercially acceptable." With that said, I'm happy to announce that what I've always loosely described as the group's "swaggering sailor sing-along"-type sound is most definitely still present!
Check out Stereogum's "Progress Report" (dated March 21, 2011) over here. An impromptu interview with Man Man/Mister Heavenly frontman and "Doom Wop" pioneer, Honus Honus (Ryan Kattner) is also included within.