Published Jan 20, 2013After 2011's breakthrough Life Fantastic, things have remained relatively quiet for cabaret-leaning indie troupe Man Man. Now, nearly two full years since it was released, the group are finally working on a follow-up.
In a recent interview with Paste, Man Man explained that the album was written by frontman Honus Honus and his bandmate Pow Pow last summer.
Then the group re-teamed with Life Fantastic producer Mike Mogis, who has also worked with Bright Eyes and Monsters of Folk.
Those expecting an exact replica of the band's last effort will be let down, however. Instead, Honus calls the album a "natural progression," explaining, "I can't write the same songs I did when I was 23. It would be a disservice to me and anyone who enjoys what we do.... anyone who listens to this and thinks that it sounds like other Man Man records isn't really listening." Now in the mixing stages, the new Man Man effort is yet to be titled. Still, the album is expected to be ready for release by the summer.