The Men

New Moon (Sacred Bones)

Chaotic Platters

The Men

New Moon (Sacred Bones)

Great albums have arcs. They have beginnings and ends, crescendos and centerpieces. They catch you off guard, make you remember every song, and queue up on your Spotify, in your car, and on your phone. Fourth LP New Moon finds Brooklyn fivepiece the Men shedding five years of crashing and burning within the first seven seconds of lead track "Open the Door." Acoustic guitars come into play this round, along with pianos and harmonicas ("Bird Song"), shared vocals ("Half Angel Half Light"), and contained chaos ("The Brass"). It'll evoke memories of Wilco's Being There ("Open the Door"), GNR around Lies ("The Seeds"), and Neil Young doing "Big Time" ("Freaky"). 2014 marks another Year of the Horse. (Fri., 12:15am, Red 7)


More The Men
Chaos in Tejas Live Shots
The Men

Luke Winkie, June 7, 2013

SXSW 2012 Records
The Men
Open Your Heart (Record Review)

Luke Winkie, March 16, 2012

More Music Reviews
Ringo Deathstarr Record Review
Ringo Deathstarr Record Review
Pure Mood (Record Review)

Michael Toland, Jan. 29, 2016

Texas Platters
John Wesley Coleman III
Greatest Hits (Record Review)

Kevin Curtin, Jan. 29, 2016

More by Chase Hoffberger
Officer-Involved Shooting in Northeast Austin
Officer-Involved Shooting in NE Austin
18-year-old black man dies at hospital following gunshot wound

Feb. 8, 2016

APA Files Grievance Against APD
APA Files Grievance Against APD
Association accuses Acevedo of being retaliatory in his discipline

Jan. 25, 2016


The Men

AC Daily, Events and Promotions, SXSW Daily Edition

Our latest from SXSW 2016, delivered March 11-20

Breaking news, recommended events, and more

Official Chronicle events, promotions, and giveaways