The Men Get Out of the Gutter

Brooklyn's post-hardcore noise addicts clean up but won't turn it down

In fact, they're kinda bummed they're not playing Bonnaroo—and can't, having already committed to a show here in New York. It's with Black Flag, at Greenpoint's storied punk venue, Warsaw. The Men don't regret agreeing to the show with the punk stalwarts, but they can't decide how it reflects on them.

They cut themselves off before they can get too down about it.

"Dude, it's cool," Greenberg assures the rest of the guys. "It's Black Flag."

Carrie Schechter
Campfire boys: New Moon came together over two weeks in the Catskills. The band also recorded a six-song EP around the flames. They’ll give it away for free on tour.
Kevin Faulkner
Campfire boys: New Moon came together over two weeks in the Catskills. The band also recorded a six-song EP around the flames. They’ll give it away for free on tour.

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Tommy Thomas
Tommy Thomas

It just goes to show, we're trying to lower the bar so far that anything is cool...  No Standards, that's what I say!!!  Record me pooping, and add a pitch corrector!

Paw1
Paw1

This is the kind of amateurish crap my garage band used to play for hours.  Then I graduated high school.

"atonal downtown splatter"?  "brawny, muscular bludgeon that's one generation removed from metalcore"?  Give me a break.  Would it kill these guys to write a melody?

Bunn
Bunn

@Paw1 Wow, if you already listened to this kind of stuff in high school, I would be curious to know what kind of music you grew into?  I like it, but I probably listened to crappier music when I was in high school.

 
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