Menomena @ 1st Unitarian Church, Philly
October 5, 2010
The band formed in late 2000, when Knopf grad u ated from Dart mouth Col lege and returned to Port land to col lab o rate with Harris and Seim. They played their first show in July 2001, at The Meow Meow, a now-defunct all ages venue in Portland.
They self-released their debut album, I Am the Fun Blame Mon ster!, on May 20, 2003. The album was elab o rately packaged in an 80-page flip book that Seim designed and indi vid ually hand-assembled. It later received nation wide dis tri b u tion through FILMguer rero in 2004. The title is an ana gram for The First Menom ena Album.