As Pitchfork reports, a post on experimental-rock outfit Menomena’s website states that multi-instrumentalist Brent Knopf has left the group. According to the site, Knopf departed in order to focus on his Ramona Falls project, along with other creative pursuits. “We want to thank Brent for his vast contributions over the years and wish him nothing but happiness in all of his future endeavors,” said the band in the posted statement.
While not entirely surprising considering fairly well-publicized tensions within the group, it is somewhat unexpected that the rather democratic band’s previously announced spring tour will continue as scheduled. Replacing Knopf on tour will be Paul Acott. All those dates can be found just below.
Also, if you want to reminisce about the days when Brent Knopf was still in Menomena, FILMguerrero plans to reissue the band’s 2003 debut I Am The Fun Blame Monster in deluxe CD/DVD format this spring. What, no vinyl origami monster?
02.04.11 - Brisbane, Australia - Fortitude Valley
02.05.11 - Melbourne, Australia - Footscray Community Arts Centre
02.06.11 - Sydney, Australia - Sydney College of the Arts
02.07.11 - Sydney, Australia - The Factory Theatre
02.09.11 - Melbourne, Australia - East Brunswick Club
02.11.11 - Adelaide, Australia - Fowler’s Live
02.12.11 - Perth, Australia - Perth Cultural Centre
03.04.11 - Minneapolis, MN - U of M
03.05.11 - Ames, IA - The Maintenance Shop
03.06.11 - Iowa City, IA - The Mill
03.09.11 - Columbia, MO - Blue Note
03.10.11 - St. Louis, MO - The Gargoyle
03.11.11 - Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall
03.12.11 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
03.15 .11 -New Orleans, LA - Republic
03.16.11 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
03.17-20.11 - Austin, TX - SXSW
04.15-17.11 - Indio, CA - Coachella