NYC band, The Men have shared their latest single “Killed Someone”, the track is off their forthcoming release Drift, out March 2nd via Sacred Bones. The Men, kick off their next tour, on March 2nd in Brooklyn, NY. Drift is the seventh full-length return to their longtime label Sacred Bones Records.
On Drift, songwriters Mark Perro and Nick Chiericozzi chase their muses down a few dozen 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 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.
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.
Sacred Bones Records
March 2, 2018
1. Maybe I’m Crazy
2. When I Held You In My Arms
3. Secret Light
4. Rose on Top of the World
5. So High
6. Killed Someone
8. Final Prayer
9. Come to Me
Mar 2, 2018: Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
Mar 3, 2018: Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
Apr 21, 2018: Montreal, QC @ La Vitrola
Apr 27, 2018: Austin, TX @ Levitation Festival
Apr 28, 2018: Norman, OK @ Norman Music Festival
May 28, 2018: Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Festival
May 29, 2018: Madrid, ES @ El Sol
May 30, 2018: Lisbon, PT @ Music Box
May 31 2018: Porto, PT @ Maus Habitos
June 1, 2018: London, UK @ Oslo