JD Samson & MEN release their new ‘Time EP’ on Tuesday, May 8 via their MEN Make Music moniker, which is the second of 4 EPs the band will release during 2012. After releasing the self-produced ‘Next EP‘ in February, the ‘Time EP’ with the tracks Time, Take It Away and Make Him Pay (AKA JK Remix) includes production work from CHAINS (which is Alex Suarez and Ryland of Cobra Starship). The standout track is Take It Away with machine gun rhythms, driving guitar riffs and singalong friendly lyrics.
Watch the video for original version of Make Him Pay below.
“Working with Alex from CHAINS was an incredible collaboration. As our first real foray into production with an outside producer, we felt comfortable and excited to take the songs to a new level,” says JD who met CHAINS while writing with Cobra Starship earlier this year.
These four EP releases are true to the unique and collaborative style of earlier MEN releases, such as the partnership for a tour only split 7″ with Brazil’s CSS, and Who Am I to Feel So Free featuring Antony (from Antony & The Johnsons).
JD Samson + MEN is Le Tigre’s JD Samson and Michael O’Neill who focus on the energy of live performance and radical potential of dance music. The band will tour Europe this August, and U.S. in the Fall. Their music speaks of issues such as wartime economies, sexual compromise, and the demand for liberties through lyrical content and an inventive, high-energy stage show.
‘Time EP’ track listing:
2 Take It Away
3 Make Him Pay (AKA JK Vocal Remix)
For more information on MEN, visit menmakemusic.com