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Music is a messy thing. There’s too much of it, too many genres, too many ideas, for anyone to make sense out of all of it — or even to hear all of it. The idea of imposing a narrative on 365 days of music, of making sense of a whole year, is a fool’s… More »

This was one of those weeks where the best music-related video wasn’t a music video. It was Future Islands performing on Letterman and just fucking going for it. Letterman has already introduced frontman Samuel T. Herring’s dancing as a recurring joke on the show, and I sincerely hope it’s because he realizes that dancing was… More »

This week, two primal, grizzled, loud, messy rock albums come out, and I had a hell of a time choosing between them. I’m still not sure I made the right call. The self-titled debut from the Leeds punk band Eagulls has “Possessed,” the best song on either album, and it has a clarity and an… More »

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In 2012, French cellist Gaspar Claus gathered a group of musicians in Brooklyn to create something in a single night. The session featured some key…
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Uniform is the duo of Brooklyn neighbors Ben Greenberg (The Men, Hubble, Pygmy Shrews) and Michael Berdan (York Factory Complaint, Drunkdriver, Believer/Law). Their US label…
Chris DeVille | March 25, 2015 - 10:55 am

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Mark Perro and Nick Chiericozzi are both members of the Men, which means they spend most of their time bashing out fuzzed-up rock rave-ups in…
Tom Breihan | November 3, 2014 - 4:14 pm

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Mark Perro and Nick Chiericozzi are best known for their band the Men -- who already released a great album earlier this year -- but…
Miles Bowe | September 16, 2014 - 5:31 pm

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Near the middle of the Men's Tomorrow's Hits comes "Different Days," which captures so many feelings and frustrations with a yell of, "I hate being…
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The Men are the reigning Album Of The Week honorees for their bombastic roadhouse throwdown Tomorrow's Hits, and today they've released a video for its…
Chris DeVille | March 5, 2014 - 11:08 am

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We've heard three songs from the upcoming album by the Men, Tomorrow's Hits. "Pearly Gates," "Another Night," and "Different Days" all show that the band…
Miles Bowe | February 25, 2014 - 3:58 pm

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"Pearly Gates" and "Another Night," the last two songs we heard from Brooklyn band the Men, sounded like classic-rock bands coating their sound with scuzz.
Tom Breihan | February 4, 2014 - 11:01 am

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In a month, the Brooklyn band the Men will give us their new album Tomorrow's Hits, the latest step on their journey from scuzzed-up punk…
Tom Breihan | February 3, 2014 - 11:08 am

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Yesterday we launched our new Week In Pop column, so it's fittingly (if unintentionally) ironic that our list of the week's five best songs is,…
Stereogum | January 10, 2014 - 1:23 pm

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New York rock bulldozers the Men have been reliably cranking out a great album every year for the past few years, and the next one,…
Tom Breihan | January 8, 2014 - 10:51 am

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We're almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it's time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be.
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Following this year's New Moon and the Campfire Songs EP, the Men have another new album coming out on Sacred Bones. According to a press…
Miles Bowe | December 3, 2013 - 11:59 am

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Fun Fun Fun Fest went down this past weekend in Austin, Texas, aka "the Live Music Capital Of The World." The Fest celebrated its eighth…
Ryan Leas | November 11, 2013 - 2:17 pm

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For the past few years, the blaring New York rock band the Men has been cranking out one deeply impressive album per year, all while…
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