Incoming: New 12” Vinyl EP from The Men

The Men

Tour dates listed below as well. EP arrives Oct. 15 via Sacred Bones.

 While The Men holed up in a house in upstate NY recording New Moon (the bands last full length release), they took full advantage of their rural surroundings, in-house studio, and lack of recording timelines and obligations. The band tracked over twenty-five songs. Additionally, they also managed to record five songs acoustically, while sitting around a campfire outside the house. Those Campfire Songs will now be available on their very own EP, for the first time on vinyl.  The 12” EP comes with a 12-page photo book 11.5″ × 11.5″ insert featuring never before seen black & white photographs shot by their bassist/ and lap-steel player, Kevin Faulkner, during the Big Indian sessions.

   Campfire Songs is the band’s second release this year, and their fifth in the past four years. To say this band is prolific is an understatement; they are teeming, borderline prodigal even. Two of these acoustic jams are alternate takes from the album, I Saw Her Faceand“The Seeds” (listen to that, above). The plugged-inversion of “Water Babies” appeared on the b-side of their 7″ from January, “Patience” and “Turn Your Color” are two entirely new beautiful tracks that highlight this band’s ability to be as gentle as they are commanding.

 Track Listing:

1. I Saw Her Face
2. The Seeds
3. Water Babies
4. Turn Your Color
5. Patience

  Tour Dates:

09/02/13 @ Bumbershoot – Seattle, WA

09/03/13 @ Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC

09/04/13 @ Northern – Seattle, WA

09/05/13 @ Dante’s – Portland, OR

10/10/13 @ The Echo (Culture Collide Festival) – Los Angeles, CA

10/12/13 @ Middle East Upstair – Cambridge, MA

10/13/13 @ The Bug Jar – Rochester, NY

10/14/13 @ The Loving Touch – Detroit, MI

10/15/13 @ Kobo Live – Columbus, OH

10/16/13 @ The Bishop – Bloomington, IN

10/18/13 @ Logan Square Auditorium – Chicago, IL

10/19/13 @ Club Cafe Life – Pittsburgh, PA

10/20/13 @ Horshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON

10/21/13 @ Ill Motore – Montreal, QB

10/22/13 @ Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA

10/23/13 @ The Saint – Asbury Park, NJ

10/26/13 @ Cactus Club – Milwaukee, WI

11/05/13 @ Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY

11/08/13 @ Fun Fun Fun Fest – Austin, TX

11/09/13 @ Fun Fun Fun Fest – Austin, TX

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