I told you some details about Moms, the new Menomena record, but now you don't have to read stupid words about what I think, because you can hear some of it for yourself! Menomena premiered the first advance track from the record this morning, and it's a deceptive doozy. "Heavy Is as Heavy Does"—a variation on my motto of "Heavy D Is as Heavy D Does" RIP HEAVY:(—starts off as a contemplative piano ballad before erupting into a lurching, widescreen saga, with plenty of gnashing guitar and deep sax.

Menomena "Heavy Is As Heavy Does" by Barsuk Records

Moms comes out September 18, and Menomena will play MusicfestNW on September 7.