Friend and Foe

Menomena: Friend and Foe

Friend and FoeLike a whacked out Flaming Lips (if that’s possible), Menomena mixes keys, horns and mostly atmosphere on an amazingly original sounding album. There’s almost an element, of, dare I say, “world music” about the album–but more in the vain of TV on the Radio than like Peter Gabriel or Paul Simon. It’s the horns and the cool drumming and the layered gang singing that fleshes out the song structure and makes the stuff sound just badass cool. One of the most exciting and unique albums to come around in quite a while, this thing is an instant indie classic.