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Artist:
The Men
Album: Self Titled LP
Release: 2009
Label: Self-Released

Tracklist:

1. Hated
2. Ailment
3. The Man
4. Sketchy Pussy

Boy, did this release catch me off-guard. From the get-go, I had no reason to like this band, as they had a few things going against them before I even heard their debut LP. First, there is the name: The Men, which while I've now come to enjoy, I initially thought was super fucking stupid. Additionally, someone told me they played garage punk, which I also hate. Brooklyn garage punks naming their band the Men? No thanks!

However, my boy Mike played them for me in his room and I found myself actually enjoying it. The Men, while certainly with some garage influences, are not exactly like Jay Reatard or whatever other shitty acts I lazily pigeonhole into the same, arbitrary category.

The Men play a trashy-sounding punk akin to the Stooges, only with a much, MUCH less intense singer and, obviously, not as good. Still, I've found myself really enjoying this album. It's great. All but one of these four songs are raw, aggressive, bass-heavy, and just plain dirty-sounding jams equipped with pretty raging solos. The sound is dirty and grungy, all thanks to wonderful production from Will Killingsworth. The only track that deviates from this formula is "The Man," a surprisingly warm and pretty excursion into more gauzy pop territory. While I wouldn't want them to abandon their homeland for new shores, they clearly exhibit the ability to not only experiment, but to do it really fucking well.

I highly recommend everyone check this out. This is not really garage, but just awesome punk. The band is self-releasing this LP in an edition of 300 copies. If you're living in the general Northeast area, you can pick one up on their upcoming tour. Otherwise, email [url=mailto:markperro@gmail.com]markperro@gmail.com[/url] to order one. Get on it!


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To buy, Paypal $12ppd to [url=mailto:markperro@gmail.com]markperro@gmail.com[/url]

-Adam



Source: http://icoulddietomorrow.blogspot.com/2009/07/men-self-titled-lp.html

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