Man Man Announces New Album “Carrot On Strings”

Man Man Announces New Album "Carrot On Strings"
Man Man Photo by Ebru Yildiz

On Friday, June 7th, Man Man will release their new album, Carrot On Strings, on CD/LP/DSPs worldwide through Sub Pop Records.

Today they have shared the album’s lead offering “Iguana,” a track that Man Man’s Ryan Kattner (Honus Honus) says is a song that is “loosely inspired by Werner Herzog’s monologue at the end of ‘Cave of Forgotten Dreams,’ the Flying Lizards, and every old leathery man in a Speedo.”

Man Man has also shared the funny accompanying video trailer for “Iguana,” which stars bandleader Kattner (as Gary, The Iguana), Derek Waters of Drunk History (as the Director), and Noland Anderson (as John Travolta).

Carrot On Strings was recorded at Mant Sounds studio in Glassell Park, Los Angeles, and produced by Matt Schuessler, with whom Kattner had worked on a cover of Neu!’s “Super” for the seminal Krautrock band’s box set. He and the band knocked out the songs live (workshopped in front of live audiences while Man Man toured) over 5 days in August 2022, and then hashing other sonic ideas over the following months.

“I wanted things to be loose,” Kattner shares. “My intention was just to knock it all out,” he says. He even recorded more than a few of the single-track vocals while reclining on a couch. “It’s pretty wild,” he says — “because, you know, it wasn’t actually wild at all. It was the first time I wasn’t sequestered in an isolation booth, extensive baffling keeping me apart from the rest of the music. Something about being in the mixing room, tracking vocals, songs blasting out of the monitors that just felt perfect for this particular album.”

Man Man is also announcing headlining North American dates supporting Carrot On Strings. These dates begin on Thursday, May 30th, at the Schellraiser Music Festival in Nevada and end on Saturday, July 20th, with a hometown release show in Los Angeles at the Echoplex.

Upcoming Man Man live dates:

Thu. May 30 – McGill, NV – Schellraiser Music Festival
Fri. May. 31 – Las Vegas, NV – The Usual Place
Fri. Jun. 07 – Phoenix, AZ – The Rebel Lounge
Sat. Jun. 08 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
Sun. Jun. 09 – Denver, CO – Globe Hall
Tue. Jun. 11 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
Wed. Jun. 12 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
Thu. Jun. 13 – Louisville, KY – The Whirling Theater
Fri. Jun. 14 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s Theater
Sat. Jun. 15 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
Sun. Jun. 16 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Tue. Jun. 18 – New York, NY – Racket
Wed. Jun. 19 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
Thu. Jun. 20 – Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall
Fri. Jun. 21 – Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle
Sat. Jun. 22 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Mon. Jun. 24 – Baton Rouge, LA – Chelsea’s Live
Tue. Jun. 25 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
Wed. Jun. 26 – Austin, TX – Parish
Fri. Jun. 28 – Tucson, AZ – 191 Toole
Sat. Jun. 29 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
Thu. Jul. 11 – Morro Bay, CA – The Siren
Fri. Jul. 12 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s
Sat. Jul. 13 – Carson City, NV – Brewery Arts Center
Tues. Jul. 16 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
Wed. Jul. 17 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
Fri. Jul. 19 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
Sat. Jul. 20 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex


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