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"Head On" - Man Man [YouTube Official Lyric Video]

Donovan Farley

by Donovan Farley

Published July 18, 2013

Wild-ass, experimental Philadelphia band Man Man added to the recent trend of fantastic lyric videos (check out Vampire Weekend's recent videos for "Step" and "Ya Hey" for a couple of great examples) by recently sharing the excellent video for the surprisingly heartfelt "Head On":

"Head On" is an impressive and unexpectedly sweet and heartfelt track from frontman Honus Honus and company, who've made their bones more by blowing minds than winning hearts. Underneath all the craziness the band exudes what sometimes gets lost is the undeniable talent of the group and the songwriting skill of Honus Honus, so it's nice to see that side of the band showcased here.

The video itself is pretty perfect for both the tune and the band as it features black and white footage from B-movies of years past that syncs up with what is occurring in the lyrics throughout the song. Even the font used to show the lyrics is great as it's instantly recognizable from the posters of old drive-in horror movies like The 50 Foot Woman, or something equally as so-bad-it's-kinda-good.

"Hold On" is the lead single off of Man Man's upcoming record On Oni Pond, due out September 10th. For album pre-ordering information and more, head over to Man Man's website here.

Man Man 2013 Tour Dates:

Sat 07/27/13 Chicago, IL Wicker Park
Fri 08/09/13 Regina, SK Victoria Park
Thu 09/19/13 Charlotte, NC The Chop Shop
Fri 09/20/13 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
Sat 09/21/13 New Orleans, LA The Howlin' Wolf New Orleans
Sun 09/22/13 Houston, TX Fitzgerald's
Mon 09/23/13 Dallas, TX Dada Dallas
Tue 09/24/13 Austin, TX The Mohawk
Thu 09/26/13 El Paso, TX Tricky Falls
Sat 09/28/13 Phoenix, AZ The Crescent Ballroom
Sun 09/29/13 Los Angeles, CA The Fonda
Tue 10/01/13 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
Wed 10/02/13 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
Fri 10/04/13 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
Sat 10/05/13 Seattle, WA Neumos
Tue 10/08/13 Boise, ID Neurolux
Wed 10/09/13 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
Thu 10/10/13 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
Fri 10/11/13 Omaha, NE Slowdown
Sat 10/12/13 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Sun 10/13/13 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom
Mon 10/14/13 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
Tue 10/15/13 Columbus, OH Wexner Center For The Arts
Wed 10/16/13 Buffalo, NY The Tralf Music Hall
Sun 10/20/13 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
Mon 10/21/13 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall Of Williamsburg
Tue 10/22/13 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Thu 10/24/13 Millvale, PA Mr. Small's Theatre
Sat 10/26/13 State College, PA Chronic Town
Sun 10/27/13 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Wed 10/30/13 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
Thu 10/31/13 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer

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