Still wondering what to get your slogan-shouting, disco-dancing, fabulously-feminist sweetheart for Valentine’s day? Whilst you’ve left it a little late, I’m going to forgive you anyway and let you in on a not-very-well-kept secret; MEN’s debut album ‘Talk About Body’ is released in the UK today! So, if your better half enjoys cutting a rug to songs about making gay babies, call off the search – you’ve found the perfect present!
I’ve been rather excited about MEN, the electro-music/performance collective fronted by Le Tigre’s JD Samson, since their gig in Soho over a year ago (Read Thomas Leadbetter’s review for Uplift here) and their album couldn’t come soon enough! Talk About Body is utterly danceable and engaging, packing in plenty of politics – all dealt with with positive enthusiasm.
MEN are not only making exciting and vital music, their videos are also pretty damned special too. Current single Off Our Backs (above) showcases sharp choreography, surely testament to JD’s Dykes Can Dance ethos, whilst the recently revealed Who Am I To Feel So Free has the ultimate in happy endings!
And whilst you’re on a YouTube video binge, check out JD’s contribution to Dan Savages’s It Get’s Better project (which I wrote about a while back) – her re-rendition of the spoken part in Le Tigre’s Keep On Livin’ is powerful stuff.
No need to thank me from any of these lovely links – lets just call this my little Valentines gift to you all :) Have a good one!By: Sarah Barnes, 14.02.2011 | Comments (1)