Man Man: Going Deep

Closing out the first half of their winter tour with Xenia Rubinos, Philadelphia experimental virtuosos Man Man will be heading to the Asbury Lanes on Jan. 30. Fresh off the release of their latest album, On Oni Pond, Man Man combine beloved elements of their unique and bizarre …

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Man Man: On Oni Pond

Philadelphia experimentalists Man Man have been best known for the unconventional since their founding in 2004. Their fifth studio album, On Oni Pond, is easily among some of their best work to date, and sets itself as a tough act to follow.

“Oni Swan” opens up with a gorgeous …

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Man Man: Rolling With The Punches

Artfully absurd experimental five-piece Man Man are currently touring in support of their acclaimed fourth album, Life Fantastic. This album is a departure from the more bizarre work for which they became famous, in favor of a more autobiographical and somber tone. However, even when turning to cathartic lyricism, …

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Man Man: Life Fantastic

Aligned for the first time in their career with a real live, in-the-flesh producer (that being Mike Mogis of Bright Eyes and Saddle Creek Records), Philly indie experimentalists Man Man have removed the toys and the whistles that typified their earlier releases, and on Life Fantastic sound—dare I say it?—mature. …

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Interview with Ryan Kattner from Man Man: There And Back Again

On the surface, the music of Man Man appears wild and unreserved; frantic drumbeats and fire-cracker guitar work square off against the grizzly, deep huff of vocalist Ryan Kattner, aka Honus Honus, in an unabashed display of musical abandon. Though after look deeper through the sifting layers, what at first …

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Man Man: Come One, Come All

Get ready to feel like you are sitting in a creepy circus. Man Man, a Philadelphia-based experimental rock group, combines horns, xylophone and harsh vocals about Butter Bean to create their weird sound. Reminiscent of the gypsy punk sounds of Gogol Bordello and the circus rock of The Venetia …

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The Manliest Maniacs, Man Man

The members of Man Man are known for their live performances, probably because they deck themselves out in war paint and use noisemakers and pots and pans. Their music has been called ragtime, gypsy jazz, and in some cases just plain weird. This Philly-based experimental band gained quite a following …

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Interview with Man Man: Habit Forming

I’ll be entirely honest—mostly because it’s more convenient at this moment than lying—I’ve been writing this feature since the first time I put on Rabbit Habits, Man Man’s third full-length CD and first for new label Anti- Records. Actually, I was probably writing this feature before I even got …

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Man Man: Rabbit Habits

For such an immediately refreshing band as Man Man, it’s taken me a few weeks to really digest Rabbit Habits. Don’t worry, the band haven’t gotten “challenging” in some way that means they’re experimenting with their sound in a way no one likes. It’s actually not that far off …

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