Watch the Men's VHS-Addled, Smoke-Spewing 'I Saw Her Face' Video

From the Brooklyn band's excellent new 'New Moon' LP

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Chris Martins

Recent Breaking Out stars the Men have a brightly shining and bracingly intense new album out, fittingly called New Moon, so it's about time that the Brooklyn five-piece had a proper music video. We first heard the noisy pastoral punk squaller "I Saw Her Face" last month, but the band has since dusted off the single for a solid visual treatment. The band directs the above clip, which was shot entirely using VHS video cameras and afterwards edited using modern means. There's footage from the road, a gnarly pink sunset, a smoke-spewing guitar, and a cigarette-smoking monk among numerous other odd highlights. Each band member also gets a little individual (green) screen time, and bassist Ben Greenberg gets a drumstick thrown at him. According to singer Mark Perro, "We were trying to make a video like Earth Wind & Fire's 'Let's Groove.'" So when you're done with "I Saw Her Face," ride with this:

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The Men tour dates:
April 10 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
April 11 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
April 12 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue and 7th Street Entry
April 13 - Northfield, MN - The Cave (Carleton College)
April 14 - Winnipeg, MB - West End Cultural Centre
April 15 - Saskatoon, SK - Amigos
April 16 - Calgary, AB - Broken City
April 17 - Edmonton, AB - Pawn Shop
April 19 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret
April 20 - Seattle, WA - Vera Project
April 21 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
April 22 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop
April 24 - Las Vegas, NV - The Bunkhouse
April 25 - Salt Lake City, UT - 1133 Richards Street
April 26 - Denver, CO - Hi Dive
April 27 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown
April 28 - St. Louis, MO - Firebird
April 29 - Memphis, TN - TBD
April 30 - Nashville, TN - The Stone Fox
May 1 - Durham, NC - Pinhook
May 2 - Washington, DC - DC 9
May 3 - Providence, RI - Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)
May 29 - Birmingham, AL - The Bottletree Cafe
May 30 - New Orleans, LA - Circle Bar
May 31 - Austin, TX - Chaos in Tejas
June 1 - Austin, TX - Chaos in Tejas

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