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Man Man’s Honus Honus Celebrates New Album at Mercury Lounge

November 1st, 2016

When Philadelphia experimental quartet Man Man decided to take a break in 2013, most of the band’s members spent time with their families, but frontman Ryan Kattner (doing musical business as Honus Honus) found himself restless in Los Angeles. “Me, I’m a lost soul and if I don’t keep making music, then my head explodes. It’s a self-preservation thing,” he told Consequence of Sound. And while Kattner doesn’t differentiate the music he writes—whether it’s for Man Man, Mister Heavenly or otherwise—he decided his most recent work would be the first proper Honus Honus solo album, Use Your Delusion, apocalypse pop as a love letter to the lost souls of L.A. The full-length comes out on Friday, but ahead of its arrival, Honus Honus (above, the video for the catchy “Heavy Jesus”) plays Mercury Lounge on Thursday night. Brooklyn’s Arms open the show.