Portland duo Menomena is set to release Moms, their fifth full-length record, on September 18th, 2012, and they recently started to tease some of that new material. The band's label Barsuk Records took to YouTube last week to stream the track "Capsule". Band members Justin Harris and Danny Seim's sound has often been dubbed "experimental rock," and this sense of adventure is evident on the new song, a groove-heavy jam replete with beautiful instrumentation, melodic vocals, and, yup, references to glory-holes. Take a listen here:

Menomena will be on the road throughout much of the Fall, playing a few warm-up shows in Oregon and Santa Cruz, before heading out on a North American tour with PVT, kicking that run of gigs off with a show at Bimbo's on September 26th, and eventually heading to Europe for another leg.

Download audio of "Capsule" (courtesy of the band) and check out a full list of Menomena's upcoming tour dates (including full details on the band's two Bay Area shows) below. Preorder Moms here.

Menomena Tour Dates:
09/01 — Corvallis, OR — Wild Goose Festival
09/07 — Portland, OR — Musicfest NW +
09/25 — Santa Cruz, CA — Catalyst %
09/26 — San Francisco, CA — Bimbo's 365 Club %
09/27 — Los Angeles, CA — El Rey %
09/28 — San Diego, CA — Casbah %
09/29 — Phoenix, AZ — Crescent Ballroom %
10/02 — Dallas, TX — Granada Theater %
10/03 — Austin, TX — Parish %
10/04 — Houston, TX — Fitzgerald's %
10/05 — New Orleans, LA — One Eyed Jacks %
10/06 — Atlanta, GA — Masquerade %
10/09 — Washington, DC — Black Cat %
10/10 — Philadelphia, PA — Union Transfer %
10/11 — New York, NY — Bowery Ballroom %
10/12 — Brooklyn, NY — Music Hall of Williamsburg %
10/13 — Allston, MA — Brighton Music Hall %
10/16 — Montreal, QC — La Sala Rossa %
10/17 — Toronto, ON — Horseshoe Tavern %
10/18 — Cleveland, OH — Beachland Ballroom %
10/19 — Chicago, IL — Metro %
10/20 — Minneapolis, MN — Triple Rock %
10/23 — Boise, ID — Neurolux %
10/25 — Vancouver, BC — Biltmore %
10/26 — Seattle, WA — Showbox at the Market %
11/23 — Glasgow, UK — Captain's Rest
11/24 — Leeds, UK — Brudenell Social Club
11/26 — London, UK — Cargo
11/28 — Paris, France — Point Ephemere
11/29 — Strasbourg, France — Laiterie
11/30 — Munich, Germany — Atomic Cafe
12/01 — Berlin, Germany — Postbahnhof
12/03 — Hamburg, Germany — Ubel & Gefahrlich
12/04 — Cologne, Germany — Gebaude 9
12/05 — Amsterdam, Netherlands — Paradiso
12/06 — Brussels, Belgium — Botanique Orangerie
12/07 — Minehead, UK — All Tomorrow's Parties
12/08 — Minehead, UK — All Tomorrow's Parties
12/09 — Minehead, UK — All Tomorrow's Parties

+ — with Beirut, Gardens & Villa
% — with PVT

Menomena

Menomena, PVT
Bimbo's 365 Club
September 26, 2012
8pm, $20

Menomena
Catalyst Club (Santa Cruz)
September 25, 2012
9pm, $12 adv/$14 door
18+

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