The Men – “Bataille”
December 18, 2011, 5:47 pm
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Next in my slowly continuing series of “albums I slept on until the last minute” is Brooklyn-based, noise-punk quartet The Men who weld noise, shoegaze, hardcore and krautrock into a monolithic blitzkrieg akin to their neighbors, A Place To Bury Strangers.  In more colorful terms, imagine the supernova resulting from the collision of The Stooges’ Fun House and My Bloody Valentine’s Isn’t Anything and we’re getting pretty close.  It’s also worth noting that the epic “( )” weaves in snippets of Spacemen 3’s “Revolution” and “Take Me To The Other Side.”  “Bataille” is probably the best entry point on Leave Home due to it’s relative adherence to a verse-chorus-verse structure and scorched-earth, surf-rock riffage.

If Leave Home isn’t enough for you (it wasn’t for me), The Men have already announced Leave Home‘s follow-up, Open Your Heart, will be out March 6th.

Leave Home is out now via Sacred Bones.

Download MP3: “Bataille”


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[…] the end of last year, I made my love for The Men known via a post on “Bataille” – a stand-out from their blitzkrieg of an LP, Leave Home – […]

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