Our friends at Flameshovel Records recently sent over a carrier pigeon with this message scribbled on a tiny piece of paper, rolled tightly into a little tube, tied with a pink ribbon: Good day! New Mannequin Men record, "Lose Your Illusion, Too", coming June 9, 2009.
As you might imagine, my immediate reaction was "Exciting, I love Mannequin Men", followed by "My, those Flameshovel dudes sure like to keep it Egypt circa b.c." and "So, is this thing going to fly back on its own? How does this work?". Not to worry, they followed up with an email explaining that the new Mannequin Men record is going to be a fantastic, fresh departure for the band and that the bird made it back safely to Flameshovel HQ.
They also hinted that we at RFC may have the privilege of receiving a song or two from the record before its release. Remember, you heard it here first! Stay tuned, we'll get the tracks up as soon we receive another pigeon.
Disclaimer: None of this post was in any way fabricated or exaggerated.
Disclaimer #2: By "none" I actually mean "some". As you probably guessed, it involves a pigeon.