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http://www.bullmoose.com/p/26718352/the-men-drift-deep-drift-color-vinyl-indie-exclusive-ltd-to-2000-copies

 

Sacred Bones pre order should be up shortly

 

Drift is the seventh full-length by NYC rock polymaths The Men. The band’s last album, the self-released Devil Music, was the sound of a band who had been through hell hitting reset and looking to their roots to rediscover themselves. On Drift, The Men return to their longtime label Sacred Bones Records and explore the openness that Devil Music helped them find.

 

The immediately evident result of that exploration is the experimental quality of much of the material on Drift. Songwriters Mark Perro and Nick Chiericozzi chase their muses down a few dozen thrilling rabbit-holes over the course of the album’s nine tracks. The songs on Drift veer in a number of directions, but notably, almost none of them feature a prominent electric guitar. The lone exception, “Killed Someone,” is a rowdy riff-rocker, worthy of the finest moments of the band’s now-classic Leave Home and Open Your Heart albums. The rest of the album drives down stranger highways. “Secret Light” is an improvisation based on an old piano riff of Perro’s. “Maybe I’m Crazy” is a synth-driven dancefloor stomper for long after last call. “Rose on Top of the World” and “When I Held You in My Arms” are paisley-hued, psyched-out jams with big, beating hearts.

 

The album was recorded to 2" tape with Travis Harrison (Guided by Voices) at Serious Business Studios in Brooklyn. A whole pile of instruments was involved — synths, strings, sax, steel, harmonica, tape loops, on top of the usual guitar, bass, and drums. Unlike recent releases from The Men, there aren’t many overdubs on Drift — a reflection of the personalities of its makers becoming less frantic, Chiericozzi suggests. In fact, the band removed a lot of the additional parts they tried adding early on, giving the final product a bit of a ghostly feel. The songs on Drift took giant leaps and trips from their beginnings only to find the band returning to the first spark of creation

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Just now, crossedoutname said:

I would say the same for Ben Greenberg who plays in uniform now, I mostly liked the songs he sang on New moon and tomorrow’s hits

ben greenberg is sick too, but i never got into tomorrow's hits. new moon had some jams, but their descent into replacements-style rock lost me. 2008-2012 with Chris Hansel is all unfuckwithable.

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Leave Home, Open Your Heart, New Moon are great albums

 

Hits is beyond boring. Devil Music has some interest going back to the noisey MC5 related psych jams but at that stage in their career poorly executed

 

This new song sounds like a garage version of New Order(and not in a good way)

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