The Men Shed Light on "Stripped-Down" Follow-Up to 'Open Your Heart'

The Men Shed Light on 'Stripped-Down' Follow-Up to 'Open Your Heart'
Noisy Brooklyn four-piece the Men just released their third album Open Your Heart last week, but already the band have their sights set on the recording studio.

In a recent interview with Exclaim!, singer-guitarist Mark Perro revealed that the group are planning to record a new full-length sometime in May.

"We've got a whole whack of songs," he says. "Once we finish the tour we're on right now, we're going to take a month off and stay in New York and start working on the record."

Perro says that Open Your Heart was actually recorded in May 2010, around the same time that their previous record, Leave Home, was released, making the album almost a year old by the time the general public got to hear it.

As for their as-yet-unrecorded fourth album, Perro says that fans shouldn't expect a return of the raucous punked-up power pop of Open Your Heart.

"It's going to be really stripped down," he says. "It's hard to say at this point, but I think we're going to focus on clarity and space and the absence of sound. The other two records are so big and loud I think we're going to try and simplify."

Until then, you can catch the Men on tour, including a stop in Montreal on March 24. Head here for a full list of the band's upcoming stops.

  Open Your Heart is out now on Sacred Bones.

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