Posted in music | video on July 2, 2009

Menage a Twang

More info and the video below...

www.cdbaby.com/menageatwang

The Ménage offers words of dating wisdom in their debut video. Starring Jessica Del Vecchio, Emily Moore and Rachel Levy and featuring Scott Landes and Beth Garvey.
Bandstand Ménage hair by Reiko 'Ricki' Horiuchi
Directed by Eamonn Farrell

Buy our debut self-titled album at Itunes or www.cdbaby.com/menageatwang!

www.menageatwang.com

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Comments (106)

this is going to sound like the most hispter thing....

anybody else feel like this would've been a ton funnier 4 or 5 years ago?

Posted by bearface | July 2, 2009 4:22 PM

Hipster Bashing was so last year.

The hipster grifter marked the end of an era.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 4:22 PM

ay ay ay

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 4:27 PM

My new favorite song ever.

I fucking hate hipsters.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 4:28 PM

Don't hate on Montrose Ave.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 4:29 PM

so the girls aren't hipsters?

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 4:30 PM

All the references here seem really out of date.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 4:30 PM

solid

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 4:30 PM

Also the girls in that video seemed way more hipsterish than the guys. Those dudes just seemed like nerds trying to get the hot girls who ignored them in high school.
Nothing wrong with that.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 4:31 PM

the fuck is a myspace?

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 4:35 PM

yeah all those chicks got bangs

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 4:36 PM

it's a good song

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 4:41 PM

The reason all those references seem out of date is because hipster culture--if there is such a thing--hasn't evolved at fucking all. Sad but true.

Posted by comic book guy... | July 2, 2009 4:45 PM

fat chicks complaining about dudes

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 4:46 PM

this is the worst thing ever...

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 4:47 PM

those girls are cute

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 4:49 PM

i like good pickles but they're hard to come by unless you're really looking for'em.

i also have pit stains on my shirt currently.

wanna go out with me?

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 4:49 PM

awful.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 4:52 PM

Right on the money.

Cry more, ironic mustache wearers.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 5:05 PM

Nice to see Wilson Phillips making music again.

Posted by J | July 2, 2009 5:05 PM

this is a terrible song regardless of anything else it might have to do with.

there are a lot of hipsters who have written much better. they should date one, maybe they could learn a thing or two.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 5:14 PM

Hipsters bashing hipsters. It's like hipster cannibalism.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 5:19 PM

listen sisters, get a better gimmick. and if you're being serious about those synchronized dance moves, yikes.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 5:30 PM

Menage a Twang, the self-hating hipster sisters.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 5:41 PM

Failing this hard when you have such an easy target is impressive.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 5:42 PM

love it ! awesome!

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 5:46 PM

The inclusion of Montrose is a nice touch; Bedford would have been too easy. Not really a very good song overall, though. Singing's lacking in particular.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 6:02 PM

so...this is funny?

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 6:19 PM

Those are some pretty funny lyrics. They didint spend too much time on the song I see.
Yes these girls may be "hip" too but the word has been used more with towards the sheepish tight jeans,mustache,beacons closet shopping(pathetic store with idiot folks working there), fixed gear,cookie cutter Williamsburg kids transplants from the last 5 years.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 6:30 PM

they sound bitter as fuck. get laid!

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 6:32 PM

The hipster-spoofing genre needs spoofing more than "hipsters," whoever the hell those are anymore.

Based on what hipsters are supposed to be, the dudes don't look anything like hipsters and the girls look... well, like hipsters.

Posted by Brian | July 2, 2009 6:33 PM

sven! is that you in the background behind your big sis, hipster hater!!!? As I recall you've drooled over more hipsters than i can count. Sooo Busted!

what's the next trendy fashion statement to hate? Incognito hipsters pretending to be pocket protecting dweebs? No... Perhaps khaki clad, polo shirt wearing blackberry carriers.

people... be yourselve's and stop buying into marketing.

don't be anything. just be.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 6:34 PM

these chicks are hard on the eyes. seriously.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 6:35 PM

This song is an ironic mustache.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 6:36 PM

you haven't heard?

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 6:36 PM

Looks like a bunch of actress chicks from Queens trying to get known by being on youtube

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 6:36 PM

"Ménage à Twang is a Brooklyn-based indie outfit"
-Ménage à Twang's myspace page


If they're 'serious', this hipicritical on more levels than I care to mention.

If not, it's still a stupid thing to write a song about.

Posted by Jon | July 2, 2009 6:39 PM

is this serious?
funny music = not funny

exceptions - incredibad for like 2 minutes, and vintage weird al.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 6:42 PM

Fucking MEGA-STUPID! This song and video sucks!

Posted by blackhat | July 2, 2009 6:45 PM

I think I found my new favorite band!
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Posted by No. Really. | July 2, 2009 7:11 PM

And now I feel like an idiot for ever saying anything bad about The Beets.

They're still better than Wavves though.

. . . and I cannot wait for their meltdown!

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 7:12 PM

I was going to say something but 5:42 said it all.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 7:30 PM

@ 6:42 what about frank zappa?

also is it just me or is hipsters bashing on hipsters the most pretentious thing possible?

Posted by monsoonseason | July 2, 2009 7:30 PM

So not funny it's ridiculous. What a waste of f'cking time. Seriously.

Posted by Paul | July 2, 2009 7:48 PM

hipstercritical?

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 7:48 PM

no MEHnage a twang yet? seriously?

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 8:03 PM

ugly , stupid and hypocritical


fuck this shit

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 8:04 PM

who?

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 8:10 PM

Please never record another song.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 8:20 PM

THE HIPSTER GENTRIFIER!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 8:27 PM

"no MEHnage a twang yet? seriously?"

No menage a twats, either.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 8:39 PM

I am just as annoyed by heterosexual males who wear girls' jeans as the average upwardly-mobile, college-educated, normal dude but this video and the whole "holier than thou - he/she is a hipster but I am OG" culture is retarded.

We are all hipsters/faggots. Move on.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 8:44 PM

haha this is great! hey whats wrong with skinny jeans?

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 9:52 PM

buncha nerds try to jump on the hipster train (that left the station 5 years ago).

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 9:58 PM

I think the brooklynvegan gets a dollar for every comment made. why else would you post this?
Why not link the hipster olympics while you're at it.

Posted by broke punk | July 2, 2009 10:10 PM

This is the old story of the hipster hating the hipster

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 10:14 PM

comment comment comment

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 10:33 PM

I want that 3 minutes of my life back. These chicks are sooooo hungry.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 10:42 PM

when does my trustfund kick in?

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 11:07 PM

everything sucks.

but mostly, they do.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 11:10 PM

your right. most things do suck.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 11:46 PM

You fucking jaded hipsters. Listen to yourselves.

Posted by G | July 3, 2009 12:18 AM

every time i'm feeling blue, i just read some brooklynvegan comment boards, and i am spiritually rejuvenated. thanks you guys.

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2009 12:22 AM

if a hipster hates a hipster in the woods and there's nobody there to hear it, do they really hate said hipster?

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2009 12:25 AM

good morning everybody! it's friday morning and iam feeling great today!

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2009 12:30 AM

i'm not from brooklyn and still don't know exactly what makes someone a hipster but i like the chorus melody a lot "listen sister, don't date a hipster...(etc). it's catchy. Though I don't like the "it will only make you sad" annoying backup voice. Is that her real voice or is she trying to sound annoying

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2009 12:56 AM

12:18
You fucking jaded hipsters. Listen to yourselves.

Right on and ...
8:44
I am just as annoyed by heterosexual males who wear girls' jeans as the average upwardly-mobile, college-educated, normal dude but this video and the whole "holier than thou - he/she is a hipster but I am OG" culture is retarded.

Now get to 200 comments and we all get a gift card to Beacons douchebag factory.

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2009 1:15 AM

everybody love everybody!

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2009 1:23 AM

let me get this right, hipsters singing about not dating hipsters to female hipsters. it this post-post-ironic?

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2009 3:36 AM

can this be the theme song of Back to the Future IV, where Marty McFly Jr travels back in time from Williamsburg 2010 ALL THE WAY BACK to Williamsburg 2008 to tell him Vampire Weekend is going to have so much backlash that he's going to want to be the first one to hate them??

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2009 3:38 AM

"hipsters singing about not dating hipsters": Sorry but not only are these girls not hipsters, they don't appear to even know any hipsters who they could put in their video. I couldn't watch more than the first minute or so of this but the girls are way too earnest and style-clueless to be hipsters, and the guy with the job-interview haircut and magic marker tattoo is definitely not a hipster either. He is probably just the thinnest guy they know, so they bought him some unhip but cheap vintage clothes and put him in their video. I'm not saying I think everyone ought to be a hipster but come on, let's not pretend that every person who merely uses the word in what they think is a knowing way is one.

Posted by crabby | July 3, 2009 7:19 AM

Omg, this has really kicked up a fuss! lol.

Posted by Tod Watches Ladies | July 3, 2009 9:11 AM

And how many of these comments are just friends of the band trying to stir up "publicity"?

Posted by rajah of rehab | July 3, 2009 9:34 AM

i can't get through 5 seconds of that.

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2009 10:17 AM

THE FUCKING MEDIA! IT'S EVERYWHERE GUYS!

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2009 10:19 AM

lets go for the gold! just a couple more ... so so close... fucking hipsters!!!! ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh just let it out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2009 10:40 AM

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2009 11:43 AM

i hate fat ugly chicks.

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2009 11:45 AM

dont date ugly fat chicks. they make you look bad and theyll eat all your food.

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2009 11:58 AM

i'm a hipster. and i endorse this video.

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2009 12:06 PM

Things that make you go MEH

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2009 12:12 PM

Any topic with the word hipster will generate 80 plus comments on this blog. Why is this subject so fascinating?

Posted by yawnster | July 3, 2009 12:48 PM

you're actually reading this??? me too!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2009 2:29 PM

these women = the worst

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2009 2:30 PM

maybe the point of this video is that the band is collectively saying "please don't date us"

also just watched it again, it smacks of a bunch of sexually repressed high school chicks giggling amongst themselves, convinced that reading Margeret Atwood is the zenith of intelligence.

Posted by monsoonseason | July 3, 2009 3:10 PM

"can this be the theme song of Back to the Future IV, where Marty McFly Jr travels back in time from Williamsburg 2010 ALL THE WAY BACK to Williamsburg 2008 to tell him Vampire Weekend is going to have so much backlash that he's going to want to be the first one to hate them?"

Nope, I hated them first.

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2009 5:26 PM

Don't hate, relate!

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2009 6:05 PM

3 cheers for sexually repressed highschool chicks!

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2009 7:04 PM

I guess I am old fashioned, but I tend to look for interesting musical content in the music I listen to, and this doesn't seem to have that much.

Posted by Anonymous | July 4, 2009 9:39 AM

Yes you are old fashioned because ur a retard

Posted by Anonymous | July 4, 2009 12:29 PM

This is the kind of song you would see played in a small college town by some friends from your women's studies class. Where you smile, laugh, and do the twist during their performance just to be nice and supportive... then, afterwards, you feel dirty and all disappointed in yourself and wonder why the hell you don't just freaking move already to a place where you can openly dislike weak crap like this.

Posted by Anonymous | July 4, 2009 1:05 PM

"Any topic with the word hipster will generate 80 plus comments on this blog. Why is this subject so fascinating?"

So true. but hey, i can't blame anyone for wanting more advertising money.

that said... this is just stupid. people need to let the word "hipster" die. it means nothing now. still, i'd rather be included in this perceived group than with suburban yuppies or frat boy types any day.

Posted by Anonymous | July 4, 2009 2:16 PM

okay...

Lead singer: Mutant offspring of Dana Sculley and a plump bird.

'Rachel' (chick on right) = dude dressed up as Amy Winehouse for halloween.

Other chick: cut from Cops-Alabama meth lab bust.

BEEEEEEAT! p.o.p.e. should be ASHAMED.

Posted by Open Invitation | July 4, 2009 2:20 PM

1:05, except not at all. you didn't go to college did you? this song sucks and is filled with outdated references. myspace? what is that?

Posted by Anonymous | July 4, 2009 3:14 PM

parkslope moms > hipsters > midtown yuppies > long island trash > suburban losers

Posted by Anonymous | July 4, 2009 4:04 PM

ohhhhhh man

one of them was my high school poetry teacher <3

I love you Ms. Moore :D

Posted by Anonymous | July 4, 2009 4:04 PM

You want poetry? Here's some:

In days of old when knights were bold
And loos not yet invented,
You'd drop your load beside the road
And walk away contented.

Posted by Anonymous | July 4, 2009 5:24 PM

mojitos! yummer!

Posted by Anonymous | July 4, 2009 5:45 PM

penis penis penis

Posted by Anonymous | July 4, 2009 5:58 PM

horrible. they sound like losing contestants in a high school talent show.

Posted by Anonymous | July 4, 2009 6:23 PM

'Emo' and 'Hipster'

Two words that have COMPLETELY lost their meaning through excessive and incorrect usage. Two words that actually meant something decades ago but are now rendered meaningless and tired.

Posted by Anonymous | July 4, 2009 6:36 PM

park slope, upper east side, guppy stroller, $5 dollar latte drinking, suburban soccer moms living in their 3 million dollar brownstones. now those are the fucking cool people in NYC!

Posted by Anonymous | July 4, 2009 6:39 PM

yes! sex! bj!

Posted by Anonymous | July 4, 2009 6:41 PM

could some one explain how words die? "hipster is dead." that is fucking retarded. get over yourself.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2009 10:50 AM

I <3 Ms. Moore.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2011 8:05 PM

ahh 2009, we were so innocent then...

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2011 8:28 PM

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