NYC fuzz-buckets The Men have released a new compilation of their earliest recordings, called Hated: 2008-2011. I mastered this double-LP comp – which collects material from demos, splits, and live tracks through their debut Immaculada -at Studio Windows, amassed from old hard drives and spray-painted cassettes.  Pitchfork ran an enthusiastic review, positing that “as Hated proves, even when the Men were blowing out eardrums and PAs in the dingiest DIY dives back in the late 2000s, they were already fueled by a restless spirit and striving for an emotional connection that could cut through the noise”.  Hated: 2008-2011 is out now on Sacred Bones Records.

NYC-bred punk/metal/country/psych-rockers The Men have announced Hated: 2008-2011, out November 9 via Sacred Bones.  This compilation of their earliest work, ranging from their earliest demo through their proper debut Immaculada, touches upon much of the stylistic ground they would explore in more depth over the intervening years.  I transferred a plastic bag full of hand-dubbed cassettes, restored what I could, and remastered the collection at Studio Windows.  Read more about it on Consequence of Sound, and check out the 16mm video for “Ailment” below.