Though “hardworking” can come off like a polite knock when describing a band, it perfectly fits this group: They remain DIY in the old-fashioned, no-trend sense of people doing something themselves, on their own terms.
The Men are a punk rock band from Brooklyn, formed in 2008. The band consists of Mark Perro (vocals, guitar, keys), Nick Chiericozzi (vocals, guitar), Rich Samis (drums), and Kevin Faulkner (Bass).
The band has produced five studio albums. The Men’s first two albums, Immaculada (2010) and Leave Home (2011), were noted for their abrasive, noise rock sound. The band gained recognition for their third album Open Your Heart (2012), which was released to mostly positive reviews, including a Best New Music designation from Pitchfork Media.