The Men are musical chameleons. Last year they released Leave Home, a record showcasing krautrock, punk, thrash and even doom metal influences. This new track, “Open your Heart” , which is lifted from the upcoming release on Sacred Bones on March 6, is far more accessible than their previous work. Borrowing sounds from Husker Du, and other slacker 90’s indie bands, it propels alone at breakneck speed, with a chorus that showcases the poppier side to the Brooklyn quartet. But is this a good thing? While the band have openly expressed their desire to move away from the anarchic noise-fuck from last year, this new Men’s sound is kinda tame and boring. Have they turned all wimp on us? Black Tar hopes this limp wrist approach is restricted to this track alone. Fingers-crossed!
Check it out over on Pitchfork: