we are extremely pleased to announce our brothers in MAN MAN have signed to the already legendary ANTI- Records imprint. Pitchfork reports:
Man Man Sign to Anti- Records!
Usually, when a label sends out a press release announcing a new signing, it's pretty straightforward. "We're honored to welcome so-and-so into the fold, blah blah...," says the label, and the band responds, "we're honored to be a part of such a great team, etc., etc."
But this is Man Man we're talking about. And Anti- Records, the Epitaph sister label home to a diverse roster that includes Neko Case, Nick Cave, Bettye LaVette, Cadence Weapon, the late Porter Wagoner, Savath & Savalas, the Coup, the Locust, and, yes, Man Man spiritual godfather Tom Waits.
Hence, the following quotes from Man Man members about the signing:
Honus (vocals/keys/etc): "Championship Rings!"
Chang Wang (guitar/trumpet/etc): "Wow! Yes!"
Sergei Sogay (bass/etc): "Warm Socks!"
Cougar (guitar/etc): "Pizza Party!"
Pow Pow (drums/etc): "Ladies Please!" Exactly.
The Philadelphia junkyard-rock crew's Anti- debut is due out in the spring of 2008. (It's the follow-up to 2005's Six Demon Bag, which was released on Ace Fu.) Expect barking dogs and firecrackers.
As you know, Man Man are on tour with Modest Mouse right now. If you live in Regina, Saskatchewan, throw the men men a pizza party tonight when they play Conexus Arts Centre. Don't forget to bring warm socks.
Man Man dates:
11-05 Regina, Saskatchewan - Conexus Arts Centre *#
11-06 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Odeon Event Centre *#
11-07 Winnipeg, Manitoba - Burton Cummings Theater *#
11-09 Des Moines, IA - Val-Air Ballroom *#
11-10 Madison, WI - Orpheum Theatre *#
11-11 Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom *#
11-12 Indianapolis, IN - Murat Egyptian Room *#
11-14 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant *#
11-15 Columbia, MO - The Blue Note *#
11-16 Norman, OK - Lloyd Noble Center (University of Oklahoma) *#
11-17 Little Rock, AR - Downtown Music Hall
11-18 Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
11-19 Charlottesville, VA - Satellite Ballroom
11-30 Kalamazoo, MI - State Theatre *
12-01 Detroit, MI - Masonic Temple Theatre *
12-02 Chicago, IL - Congress Theatre *
12-03 Minneapolis, MN - Orpheum Theatre *
05-09-11 Rye, England - Camber Sand Holiday Park (ATP vs. Pitchfork) !
* with Modest Mouse
# with Love as Laughter
! with Hot Chip, Les Savy Fav, Of Montreal, Los Campesinos!, No Age, Meat Puppets, the Black Angels, Shit and Shine, Sebadoh, Caribou, Glass Candy, Dirty Projectors, Ween, Pissed Jeans, Fuck Buttons, Apse