Two years after Drift, Brooklyn based band The Men announced the release of a new album. Mercy is out on February 14th via Sacred Bones Records. It was recorded live at Serious Business studio to 2″ tape with Travis Harrison. The band did minimal overdubs, contributing to the urgent feel of the recording.
Founding guitarist and vocalist Nick Chiericozzi described the band’s process by way of an anecdote borrowed from Jeff Daniels about his time working with Robert Altman: “Daniels said, ‘Altman will tell you, ‘Now walk through that doorway,’ but what he doesn’t tell you is that he’s got three people walking through the door from the other direction.’ Doesn’t that sound like a Men record? We’ve got ‘Children All Over the World’ saying hello to something like ‘Fallin’ Thru’. Mercy has a place next to Drift and it’s now a distant neighbor to New Moon, Devil Music and the others. It’s a wholly contained universe that shares the ash, the birth and the memory; the things motion takes with you after bumping into someone. We hope you enjoy the record and what it brings.”
“Children All Over The World” is the first excerpt. Listen below.