Sunday, February 17, 2008

Man Man


SONG (MP3): Top Drawer

ALBUM: Rabbit Habits

FILE UNDER: Experimental rock


INFO: Man Man is a band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Their musical style has been described as Viking-vaudeville, Manic Gypsy Jazz. Man Man is known for their exuberant live performances. When performing, the members of the band dress in white outfits and wear war paint. The band uses pseudonyms - the frontman is Honus Honus, and its other members are Sergei Sogay, Pow Pow, Critter Crat, and Chang Wang. Prior to settling on Man Man, the band was named Gamelon and briefly Magic Blood.

During 2007 Man Man opened up for Modest Mouse to on several shows during their U.S tour, gaining them a lot of public attention. Not long afterward, Nike began airing a series of commercials starring Rainn Wilson with Man Man's "10 lb Mustache" as the background music. That song along with "Feathers" and "Engwish Bwudd" were featured in season 3, episode 8 of the TV show Weeds.

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