Men are the D.I.Y punk equivalent of James Murphey, a couple of record nerds with an encyclopedic knowledge of the noisey punk spectrum of rock’s back catalogs, who use that knowledge to effortlessly shred your ear drums. Last year’s Leave Home saw the Brooklyn band reapproating and rearraging all the best elements of druggy droning space rock with joyously chaotic results. Follow up album Open Your Heart is already due this march, and sees the band taking a somewhat a more anthemic and put together approach, or at least as compared to ‘Leave Home’. The most obvious touchstone is the indie rock golden age of the 1980’s, and the singles so far released bring to mind the hook laden yet still raw goodness of bands like the Replacements, Husker Du, and early Dinosaur Jr. In other words they’re still rocking the fuck out, only this time you can actually make out a bit of melody.
Listen to their new track “Ex-Dreams” below: