Published Apr 08, 2010After a three-year absence, scatterbrained Portland indie rockers Menomena have announced plans to release their fourth album this summer. The trio's last album was Friend and Foe, which came out in 2007 via Barsuk.
For their upcoming release, Menomena are going with the title Mines, but there's very little other info to go right now. The band have been talking about it since late 2008, at first expecting it to be released in 2009. After many delays, they finally mentioned the album again with a January 2010 tweet that read "We're finishing our new album in two weeks... And Soundgarden is reforming! Best new year ever."
Now, Barsuk has finally solidified plans to release the record on July 27. A full tracklisting is likely forthcoming, but for now, we know that album track "Pilgrim's Progress" will be available on a special split seven-inch with the Helio Sequence this Record Store Day (April 17). The band also recently performed their new track "Queen Black Acid" on Pitchfork.TV. That performance is embedded below.