Free MP3 Download: Menya "Sideways"
After playing shows all over New York City, the crazy fun hipsters of Menya have finally embarked on their very first real tour. The trio of Good Goose, Angie Ripe and Coco Dame are driving up and down the East Coast over the next few days to play shows from Richmond to Miami to bring their spunky brand of pop and hip pop to a whole new audience.
I featured Menya at my Superfraiche Pop Night at Santos Party House late last year and was blown away by their show. I was excited to see them again on their tour stop in Atlanta this weekend. They played at Wonder Roots, a downtown community center that I had never been before. It's pretty cool basement space that is about the size of a living room - a perfect place for people to get introduced to Menya in a cool, intimate setting.
Menya sure knows how to get the party started. Their music is a totally fun, infectious and energizing blend of sweet, sugary pop and slamming hip pop beats featuring Coco Dame's sharped-tongued rhymes, Angie Ripes' sassy dance moves and Good Goose savvy soundboard skills. Menya is on to something great and I can't wait to see them again. Go here to check out their upcoming tourdates. In the meantime, check out the brand-new "Sideways," which shows off their softer, poppier side. Love it.