Tuesday, June 5, 2007

MAN MAN Announce Mini-Tour w/ Special Guests!

Announces Regional Dates w/ Special Guests!

Photos by Jonathan Purvis

“Man Man exhibits a varied flair for macabre theatrics that includes a veritable world's fair of chaos and creation.” - Billboard Magazine

"Man Man makes quirky and mischievous music, often with old-world instrumentation and plenty of theatrics." - NPR

"Often sinister, occasionally busting out some doo-wop, and on one track accompanied by a chorus of kindergartners, Man Man is a refreshing breath amid today's polluted airwaves." - Spin

"The soundtrack for a post-apocalyptic street carnival." - Magnet Magazine

"Man Man creates a slippery tapestry with the authentic bearing of sea shanties run through a complex funhouse of loopy distortions, secret passageways and mirrored corridors." - Harp Magazine

“[They cram] boozy Brecht-flavored shout-alongs into shaggy waltz and oompah rhythms, with plenty of jazzy, engaging instrumental colors.” –
Entertainment Weekly

"Their latest, highly-praised sophomore full-length Six Demon Bag is a punk-filled and jazzy rumpus-filled stew cut from the cloth of gypsy, klezmer, skewed cabaret, pop hooks, drinking ditties, and a curious assortment of other influences.." - Jambase.com

"There are plenty of reasons to love Man Man." - Prefixmag.com

Just back from a US tour w/ indie-rock heroes Modest Mouse, and new songs in tow, the men of MAN MAN have announced a series of one-off dates around the Southeast, Midwest, and special hometown appearances in Philadelphia, and Brooklyn's McCarren Park Pool!

It's been a crazy and beautiful time for the men of Man Man since the release of the critically acclaimed "Six Demon Bag" (released last February, 2006 on the Ace Fu imprint), an album that moved a generation of fans around the world, from a band who spent their time destroying crowds nationwide on their seemingly endless US tours (taking brief stops to own your souls @ last year's Pitchfork, Siren, and SXSW Festivals, performing all the while w/ some of today's hottest bands), brought their live show over seas for the first time ever, and landed them on the cover of both their hometown Philadelphia Weekly, and most recently, Philadelphia City Paper newspapers. Man Man's brand of, what has been called, "gypsy-carnival-blues-punk," has inspired a rabid fanbase from coast to coast. Foaming for singer Honus Honus' every lyric and piano ridden, post-modern masterpieces, speechless while watching drummer, Chris "Pow Pow" Powell's thundering, obliterating, sky rocketing performances, and marveling at members Sergei Sogay, Alejandro "Cougar" Bjorg, and Chang Wang, as they endlessly juggle instruments from guitars, bass, sax, xlyophones, didgeridoos, and children's toys, to create a spectacle of sheer brilliance, brought to us in a way only one band knows how.

Now, one year later, courtesy of Icy Demons member Griffin Rodriguez and Shape Shoppe Studios in Chicago (see also Need New Body, Mice Parade, Beirut), the band emerges from the studio once again w/ completely new, unique, and awe-inspiring gems, ready to be unleashed on fans new and old alike.

“When Man Man tour, they tour hard.” - Pitchforkmedia.com

MAN MAN U.S. Dates:
Jun 24 2007 Satellite Ballroom Charlottesville, Virginia
Jun 25 2007 Headliners Columbia, South Carolina
Jun 26 2007 The BackBooth Orlando, Florida w/ Elf Power
Jun 27 2007 Studio A Miami, Florida w/ Elf Power
Jun 28 2007 Orpheum Tampa, Florida w/ Elf Power
Jun 29 2007 40 Watt Club Athens, Georgia

Jul 1 2007 McCarren Park Pool Party! Brooklyn, New York w/ Illinois and Dengue Fever
Jul 10 2007 Starlight Ballroom Philadelphia, Pennsylvania w/ Deerhunter and O'Death
Jul 27 2007 The Lime Spider Akron, Ohio
Jul 28 2007 Wicker Park Summer Fest Chicago, Illinois w/ Maritime, Centro-Matic and special guest tba
Jul 29 2007 Bluebird Bloomington, Indiana

Watch the new Man Man video for “Banana Ghost” here!

Watch clips of MAN MAN Live HERE and HERE!

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