What I Heard This Morning: The Men

Brooklyn four-piece, The Men, (as bad a band name as Girls or Women), are releasing an album in March dubbed, Open Your Heart.  The title track has surfaced online and it's a well-honed piece of melody-infused garage punk, enough distortion to offset the dangers of injecting pop-friendly notes into an intentionally alienating musical subgenre.

All links are provided by Life Or Death PR & Management.  All opinions about their band name, are from me. 

THE MEN PREMIERE "OPEN YOUR HEART" VIA NPR

EUROPEAN TOUR & US TOUR DATES

THE MEN ARE "RISING" via PITCHFORK


photo by: Kevin Faulkner

The Men are pleased to share their first single, "Open Your Heart", which is off their genre bending album, Open Your Heart.

Over the last three years, The Men have dabbled in everything from hardcore punk to psych to shoegaze to black metal; and they have done all of it effortlessly, and for the most part, flawlessly. Totally removed from the current climate of a.d.d-youtube-blog-hyped generation of musicians under 21, The Men stand out from the pack as both scene elders and actual record collectors. On the band's 3rd full length, The Men explore twangy country music, guitar solos, surf-ish riffs, psych, and just about errrry-thing in between. Open your heart & let in, The Men.




THE MEN 
OPEN YOUR HEART
MARCH 6th, 2012
SACRED BONES


TOUR
1/24 Hamburg Germany Hafenklang
1/25 Copenhagen Denmark KB18 !
1/27 Malmo Sweden Debaser
1/28 Oslo Norway Revolver
1/29 Stockholm Sweden Debaser
1/30 Helsinki Finland Full Steam
2/2 Berlin Germany West Germany
2/3 Leipzig Germany UT
2/4 Lausanne Czech Romandie
2/5 Lyon France Sonic
2/6 Toulouse France
2/7 Barcelona Spain Apollo 2
2/8 Madrid Spain Siroco
2/9 Lisbon Portugal ZDB
2/11 Athens Greece AN Club
2/12 Paris France Instant Chavires
2/13 Bordeaux France St Ex
2/14 Poitiers France Confort Moderne
2/15 Nantes France Pole Etudiant
2/16 St. Malo France Route Du Rock fest
2/17 Evreux France Abordage
2/18 Brighton UK Green Door Store
2/19 London UK Vice secret show
2/20 Liverpool UK Mojo
2/21 Leeds UK Brudenel
2/22 Norwich UK Norwich Arts Center
2/23 London UK Camp Basement

3/07 - Brooklyn, NY @ 285 Kent *
3/08 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
3/10 - Nashville, TN @ The End #
3/11 - New Orleams, LA @ Siberia (Foburg Festival)
3/12 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
3/13 - San Antonio, TX @ El Ten Eleven
3/14-17 - Austin, TX @ South by Southwest
3/18 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada Bro Fest
3/19 - Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom
3/20 - Iowa City, IA @ Gabe's Oasis *
3/21 - Chicago, IL @ Treasure Town *
3/22 - Detroit, MI @ Lager House *
3/23 - Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar *
3/24 - Montreal, QC @ TBA


! = w/ Iceage

* w/ Nude Beach
# w/ Mikal Cronin


Sincerely,
Letters From A Tapehead
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