When Paste caught up with Man Man in January, the experimental rockers revealed that they were in the midst of finishing their fifth studio album with producer Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, Monsters of Folk, First Aid Kit), who also produced the band’s 2011 album, Life Fantastic.
Now the band officially announced the forthcoming LP, On Oni Pond, and released a lyric video for a track called “Head On.”
“Pow Pow and I bunkered down last summer and wrote the record, and it just has a different vibe to it. But, it’s still Man Man,” bandmember Honus Honus told us earlier this year. “You’re not going to hear it and be like ‘oh god, what happened to Man Man?’”
Now in a press release announcing the new album, Honus calls it “a strange and beautiful album” but goes on to assure that it’s also “head on and fearless.”
On Oni Pond is set to be released Sept. 10 on ANTI-, and you can watch the lyric video for “Head On” below.