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 albumÂ Campfire SongsÂ will feature acoustic versions ofÂ â€śI Saw Her Face,â€ť â€śThe Seeds,â€ť and â€śWater Babies,â€ť as well as two new songs: â€śTurn Your Colorâ€ť and â€śPatienceâ€ť.
This special edition release ofÂ Â 200 hand-numbered copies in deluxe packaging, with silk-screened on wood is available by mail order only,Â 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 Ă— 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 bandâ€™s 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, â€śI Saw Her Faceâ€ť and â€śThe Seeds.â€ť The plugged-in version of â€śWater Babiesâ€ť appeared on the b-side of their 7-inch from January, â€śPatienceâ€ť and â€śTurn Your Colorâ€ť are two entirely new beautiful tracks that highlight this bandâ€™s ability to be as gentle as they are commanding.
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