Published Mar 27, 2012Brooklyn quartet the Men just wrapped up a North American tour last week, but the road-seasoned noiseniks will be back in the van soon enough, having just announced a swell of spring/summer dates.
The band had previously hinted to Exclaim! that they'd spend May recording the follow-up to their recently released third album Open Your Heart, which singer-guitarist Mark Perro explained would be less punked-up than their latest. But the Men will be back on the concert circuit late in the month for a quick European trip before making their way back to North America.
Once back on our soil, the troupe will play a show at Ottawa's Club Saw on June 13, and then head to Toronto for a couple of NXNE shows. You can check the schedule down below.
If you're dying for some new Men material, the band will be featured on Todo Muere Vol. 2, a Record Store Day compilation from their label Sacred Bones. Along with tracks by Crystal Stilts, Psychic Ills and more, the Men contribute the previously unreleased "A Minor" to the collection. You can stream the eight-minute psych jam down below, and grab the comp in stores April 21.
Todo Muere Vol 2.:
1. War - "In Your Arms" (Final Fantasy)
2. Led Er Est - "The Gold Cane"
3. Pop. 1280 - "Neon Lights"
4. Slug Guts - "Adult Living"
5. Crystal Stilts - "Dark Eyes"
6. Wymond Miles - "Strange Desire"
7. The Men - "A Minor"
8. Follakzoid - "Trees"
9. Amen Dunes - "Ethio Song"
10. Psychic Ills - "Mind Daze (demo)"
5/16 New York, NY - Webster Hall !
5/30 Dublin, Ireland - Whelan's
6/1 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Festival
6/2 London, England - Field Day Festival
6/3 London, England - Shacklewell Arms
6/13 Ottawa, ON - Club Saw
6/14 Toronto, ON - The Garrison (Panache Booking NXNE Showcase) ^
6/15 Toronto, ON - Wrongbar (NXNE)
6/16 Grand Rapids, MI - Pyramid (T-Rex Music Festival)
6/18 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
6/19 Fargo, ND - The Aquarium
6/21 Spokane, WA - Mootsy's
6/22 Seattle, WA — Barboza
6/23 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios $
6/24 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
6/25 Santa Cruz, CA - 15 Pioneer St.
6/26 Los Angeles, CA - The Smell
6/28 Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room
6/29 El Paso, TX - Lips Lounge
6/30 Austin, TX - Red 7
7/1 Beaumont, TX - Victoria House
7/2 Jackson, MS - Hal & Mals
7/3 Atlanta, GA - 529 %
7/4 Belmont, NC - Haunted Mill
7/5 Washington, DC - DC 9
7/15 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
! with Ty Segall, White Fence, the Strange Boys
^ with Black Belles, Mac Demarco
$ with Hurry Up
% with Womyn Pryson