The Men - Leave Home

New York-based Kraut-punk, Suicide-sampling quartet the Men’s first widely available release, Leave Home, gives plenty of goosebumps: The guys shove hardcore into a dark place then stretch it with furious noise, no-wave, DIY industrial, escalating post-punk instrumentalism, Lungfish-esque raga, a metal beat-down, and, most of all, old-time NYC energy and grit. Leave Home’s also exciting because it reaffirms that brainy experimentation can (and ideally does) remain blue collar/zero bullshit/lots of fun. Take a listen to the raging “( )” and then “Bataille,” the song it sideswipes.

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(Via Village Voice)

Leave Home is out via Sacred Bones. Catch the Men, and share a drink, at that 6/17 show we’re doing with Iceage, Prurient, Yellow Tears, DJ Wes Eisold, labelmates/fellow travelers BTW Pop. 1280, etc. Makes perfect sense, obviously. More details.

The Men 2011

Comments (3)
  1. Grove for perspiration! Hit the hit! Drop the bomb!

  2. New favorite band. This wipes the floor with Fucked Up. (and I like them)

  3. I am still listening to this album… not the best recording, but still awesome… they have their whole back catalog avail to download off their site.

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