Stream: The Men, "Electric"

There is a beautiful passage on The Men’s new single "Electric"—an ascending, five-note bridge that steps slightly out of meter and out of the original key as it links two sections of melodically predictable, almost self-consciously straightforward rock & roll. It's the kind of twist that the Brooklyn four-piece have made their signature over their past three albums, even if the song marks a more immediately digestible, even overtly rockist direction for The Men, who recorded New Moon up in the Catskills last year. The production notes, which point to the presence of piano, mandolin, harmonica, and lapsteel, suggests that band might be having their first real Exile moment, although I guess we'll see on March 5th, when they album comes out on Sacred Bones.

Tour Dates:
Mar 07 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Mar 09 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
Mar 14 Paris, FR – Point FMR
Mar 15 Kortrijk, BE – De Kreun
Mar 16 Bruxelles, BE – Magasin 4
Mar 17 Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
Mar 18 London, UK – Rough Trade
Mar 19 London, UK – Garage
Mar 20 Nijmigen, NL – Merlyn
Mar 21 Copenhagen, DK – Stengade
Mar 22 Berlin, DE – Festaal
Mar 23 Prague, CZ – 007 Club
Mar 24 Vienna, AT – Arena
Mar 25 Budapest, HU – Gozsdu Mano Klub
Mar 26 Ljubljana, SL – Menza
Mar 27 Zagreb, CR – Club Mocvara
Mar 28 Belgrade, SE – Grad Beograd
Mar 29 Skopje, MA – Menza Pro Koritu
Mar 30 Tessaloniki, GR – 8 Ball Club
Mar 31 Athens, GR – AN Club
May 31 Austin, TX – Chaos in Tejas
Jun 01 Austin, TX – Chaos in Tejas

Stream: The Men, "Electric"