Next month, The Men will release an all-acoustic 5-song EP which they recorded around a campfire while the band was holed up in a house in upstate New York. The album¬†Campfire Songs¬†will feature acoustic versions of¬†‚ÄúI Saw Her Face,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúThe Seeds,‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúWater Babies,‚ÄĚ as well as two new songs: ‚ÄúTurn Your Color‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúPatience‚ÄĚ.
This special edition release of¬†¬†200 hand-numbered copies in deluxe packaging, with silk-screened on wood is available by mail order only,¬†and is due out October 15 via Sacred Bones.
While holed-up in a house in upstate NY, The Men took full advantage of their rural surroundings, in-house studio, and lack of recording timelines and obligations. They tracked over twenty-five songs. On top of that they also managed to record five songs acoustically, while sitting around a campfire outside the house. Vinyl version comes with a 12-page photo book 11.5-inch √ó 11.5-inch insert featuring never before seen black & white photographs shot by their bassist/photographer Kevin Faulkner during the Big Indian sessions.
Campfire Songs is the band‚Äôs second release this year, and their fifth in the past four years. To say this band is prolific is an understatement; they are teeming, borderline prodigal even. Two of these acoustic jams are alternate takes from the album, ‚ÄúI Saw Her Face‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúThe Seeds.‚ÄĚ The plugged-in version of ‚ÄúWater Babies‚ÄĚ appeared on the b-side of their 7-inch from January, ‚ÄúPatience‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúTurn Your Color‚ÄĚ are two entirely new beautiful tracks that highlight this band‚Äôs ability to be as gentle as they are commanding.
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