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The Men announce acoustic EP, Campfire Songs, stream new version of "The Seeds"

on August 27, 2013, 2:15pm

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With their latest album New Moon, New York’s The Men made a pronounced shift from a sound that referenced ’70s punk and Sonic Youth to a more country-infused AOR. On October 15th, the band continues their experimentation with the release of a new acoustic EP, Campfire Songs, via Sacred Bones.

Recorded around an actual campfire during the New Moon sessions in Big Indian, NY, the EP features two new songs, “Patience” and “Turn Your Color”, alongside acoustic takes of “Water Babies”, the B-side to the “Electric” single, and album tracks “I Saw Her Face” and “The Seeds”. The 12″ vinyl is accompanied by a 12-page photo booklet of the sessions as shot by bassist Kevin Faulkner.

Below, take a listen to a reworking of “The Seeds”, which has been transformed into a rollicking sing-along with a slightly tropical undertone.

Campfire Songs EP Tracklist:
01. I Saw Her Face
02. The Seeds
03. Water Babies
04. Turn Your Color
05. Patience

No doubt the band will bust out a few acoustic ditties on their forthcoming tour, which sees them sharing the stage with Iceage, Ty Segall’s FUZZ, Purling Hiss, and more. Consult their full schedule below.

The Men 2013 Tour Dates:
09/02 – Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot Festival
09/03 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
09/04 – Olympia, WA @ Northern
09/05 – Portland, OR @ MusicFest NW
10/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Culture Collide Festival %
10/12 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs *
10/13 – Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar * $
10/14 – Detroit, MI @ The Loving Touch * $
10/15 – Columbus, OH @ Kobo * $
10/16 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop * $
10/17 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club * $
10/18 – Chicago, IL @ Logan Square Auditorium *!@
10/19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe * $
10/20 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
10/21 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore * &
10/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s * $
10/23 – Asbury Park, NJ @ The Saint * $ #
11/05 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg * $
11/08-09 – Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest

^ = w/ Purling Hiss
$ = w/ Pampers
! = w/ Fuzz
% = w/ Iceage
# = w/ Ruby the Hatchet
@ = w/ CCR Headcleaner
& = w/ Dead Future