In the spirit of disorder, Brooklyn’s The Men (not the Le Tigre offshoot band MEN) titled their third album Leave Home, just like the Ramones record. It’s somewhat appropriate: their amped-up-n-loud music borrows heavily from punk and metal — not to mention drone and free jazz — without sounding pretentious or retro. Think that’s a simple task? Try it. It’s easy to take apart a refrigerator, but hell to put it back together again. The same goes for even the simplest of musical forms.
By Wondering Sound Staff on 01.07.15 in News
At a time when the summer festival season seems exhausted and depleted, with the same 50 or so band showing up on the bills of nearly every outdoor gathering from coast to coast, Oregon's Pickathon festival -- now in its...
By Andrew Parks on 09.16.14 in News
Not quite content with releasing at least one The Men record every year, band co-founders Mark Perro and Nick Chiericozzi have now revealed the debut album from their other project Dream Police. Due out November 11 throu...
By Andrew Parks on 03.07.14 in Live in Pictures
The Men, live in New York on March 5, 2014
By Andy Beta on 03.04.14 in Reviews
For the past three years, the Long Island punk transplants the Men have released an album in the first week in March. Their diligence suggests a work ethic all too rare these days. You might even call it workmanlike and,...