Following on from the success of debut single “Credit Card Babies” on Trouble Records, MEN, the Brooklyn-based band and art/performance collective consisting of core members JD Samson (Le Tigre) Michael O’Neill (Ladybug Transistor) and Ginger Brooks Takahashi (LTTR), are set to release their second single “Off Our Backs” on Monday 1st November on IAMSOUND RecordThe group began in 2007 with the DJ/production/remix team of Le Tigre members JD Samson and Johanna Fateman.
With Le Tigre on hiatus, when the duo began to write new songs, it made sense to merge their efforts with JD’s other new project Hirsuite.
JD and Hirsute members Michael and Ginger now comprise the core of MEN, with Johanna and artist Emily Roysdon contributing as writers, consultants and producers.
“Off Our Backs” is an addictive slice of electro brilliance, a sure-fire, 21st century pop anthem, with a soaraway chorus (“I’m/A tease/For nothing you can’t see”) and instantly memorable melody.
The single out 1st November on 7″ vinyl / digital download
The band will head out on a UK tour to coincide with the single release calling at the following venues:
THURSDAY 28TH OCTOBER – EDINBURGH SNEAKY PETES
FRIDAY 29TH OCTOBER – GLASGOW CAPTAINS REST
SATURDAY 30TH OCTOBER – NOTTINGHAM STEALTH
TUESDAY 2ND NOVEMBER – CARDIFF BUFFALO BAR
WEDNESDAY 3RD NOVEMBER – LEEDS BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB
THURSDAY 4TH NOVEMBER – BRIGHTON PRINCE ALBERT
FRIDAY 5TH NOVEMBER – IT’S IN OUR BLOOD @ LONDON ELECTROWERKS
SATURDAY 6TH NOVEMBER – CLUB BRENDA @ MANCHESTER KRAAK GALLERY
THURSDAY 11TH NOVEMBER – BRISTOL THEKLA
SATURDAY 13TH NOVEMBER – LADYFEST @ LONDON GARAGE
MEN are set to release their debut album “Talk About Body” in early 2011.