NXNE Song Of The Day: The Men – Please Don’t Go Away


The Men aren’t your typical Brooklyn-based band. Little self-promotion, no sign of them chumming up with any of the neighbourhood talent, and mostly DIY-released material up until recently. Their online footprint is slowly growing though and several self-released cassettes since 2008 have led them to record a third LP this past March.

Open Your Heart is strictly a rock record. One minute they’re driving through three-minute verse-chorus-verse tracks and then they’re following it up with seven-minute mostly instrumental post-rockers. “Please Don’t Go Away” is track five and one of the former. The title, being it’s only line of lyrics, is repeated eleven times (yes, I counted) but the focus here is guitar-driven punk with an abundance of cymbal-crashes.

The Men play NXNE twice next week at the Garrison Thursday at 1:00am
and Wrongbar Friday at midnight before touring down south for a few
weeks.

Tour Dates:
6-13 Ottawa, ON – Club Saw
6-14 Toronto, ON – The Garrison
6-15 West Toronto, ON – Wrongbar
6-16 Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid
6-17 Madison, WI- The Frequency
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 – 105 Pioneer St.
6-26 Los Angeles, CA – The Smell
6-28 Phoenix, AZ -The 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
7-13 Pittsburgh, PA – The Shop
7-15 Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Festival

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