MEN releasing LP & touring ++ Kathleen Hanna doing stuff too
DOWNLOAD: MEN - "Off Our Backs" Lemonade Remix (MP3)
Talk About Body art
Men will welcome their debut LP Talk About Body on Feb 1st of the new year, via Iamsound, following it up with seven weeks of touring:
We tried to take all of your suggestions, and play in your hometowns, backyards, favorite clubs, and gay alleys.
If we aren't gonna make it to you this time, please please please take a winter road trip with your best friend, brother, sister, lover, mother, professor, or all by yourself. because we want to see YOU!!!! and we want to gather up all your amazing energy. build a huge strong tower with it, climb it, and then tear it down and dance on it.
Those seven weeks will split time amongst the EU and US, with NYC getting a pair of shows: March 9th at Bowery Ballroom (tickets) and April 7th at Music Hall of Williamsburg (tickets). Both shows go on sale at noon on on Friday, 12/10 (via the links provided).
Men recently dropped their single for "Off Our Backs" (from Talk About Body) on 12" and digital download. Check out the video for it below. The EP/12" also features the Lemonade remix of the track which you can download above and stream below. Men also have a few other songs streaming at their blog.
In related news, JD Samson of MEN's old bandmate in Le Tigre, Kathleen Hanna, is keeping busy as well. She recently DJ'd at a Raincoats show that took place at MoMA and will be the subject of a documentary and a corresponding and sold-out tribute show on 12/11. In addition, Hannah will appear at Joe's Pub on Dec 15th as part of "Our Hit Parade: Special Decade Edition - The Top 10 Songs of the 90's!". She'll join Ad-rock of the Beastie Boys, Judy Gold, Alan Cumming, and others to perform the songs "as comically literal skits". Tickets are on sale.
And actually, Hanna didn't just DJ at MoMA that night with the Raincoats, she also joined them on stage for a Slits cover. Video of that, and video of her speaking this past October at Bruar Falls (courtesy of Punk Cast), is below.
MEN song stream, video, and all tour dates are below too...
Kathleen Hanna - Girls To The Front @ Bruar Falls Oct 2, 2010
The Raincoats and Kathleen Hanna cover The Slits' "Vindictive" at a MoMA PopRally party on Nov. 20, 2010.
MEN - Off Our Backs video
MEN - Off Our Backs (Lemonade Remix)
MEN - 2010 TOUR DATES
FEBRUARY 8th London UK The Lexington
FEBRUARY 10th Aarhus DK Vox Hall
FEBRUARY 11th Amsterdam NL Trouw
FEBRUARY 12th Utrecht NL Tivoli
FEBRUARY 14th London UK Heaven NME Brat Awards Show with Sleigh Bells
FEBRUARY 17th Paris FR Nouveau Casino
FEBRUARY 18th St Gallen CH Theatre Palace
FEBRUARY 19th Schaffhausen CH Tap Tab
FEBRUARY 22nd Brussels BE Botanique
FEBRUARY 24th Vienna AT Flex club
MARCH 9th New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
MARCH 10th Boston, MA TT The Bears
MARCH 11th Montreal, PQ Il Motore
MARCH 12th Toronto, ONT Wrong Bar
MARCH 13th Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
MARCH 14th Chicago, IL Subterenean
MARCH 15th Madison, WI Frequency
MARCH 16th Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock
MARCH 18th Denver, CO Hi Dive
MARCH 19th Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
MARCH 21st Seattle, WA Crocodile
MARCH 22nd Vancouver, BC Biltmore Theater
MARCH 23rd Portland, OR Rotture
MARCH 25th San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop
MARCH 26th Los Angeles, CA Echo Plex
MARCH 27th San Diego, CA Casbah
MARCH 28th Phoenix, AZ Rhythm Room
MARCH 29th Albuquerque, NM Launch Pad
MARCH 30th El Paso, TX Lips
MARCH 31st Austin, TX Beauty Bar
APRIL 1st Dallas, TX Loft
APRIL 2nd New Orleans, LA Republik
APRIL 3rd Atlanta, GA EARL
APRIL 4th Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
APRIL 5th Washington, DC R and R
APRIL 6th Philadelphia. PA Kung Fu Necktie
APRIL April 7th Brooklyn, NY Music Hall