"Who Am I To Feel So Free" and "Be Like This"
Performance at The Knocking Shop, London, UK, February 2011
"Boom Boom Boom" and "Make Him Pay"
Performance at Occupy Wall Street May Day March, May 1, 2012
Music Video by Leidy Churchman
MEN is JD Samson and Michael O'Neill,
with contributions from
Ginger Brooks Takahashi, Emily Roysdon, Johanna Fateman,
Lee Free, Lorna Krier and Tami Hart.
MEN is a Brooklyn-based band and art/performance collective led by LE TIGRE’s JD Samson. MEN focus on the energy of live performance and radical potential of dance music. 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.
The group began in 2007 with the DJ/production/remix team of LE TIGRE members JD Samson and Johanna Fateman. With LE TIGRE on hiatus, when the duo began to write new songs, it made sense to merge their efforts with JD's other project HIRSUTE (Michael O'Neill, JD Samson, EmilyRoysdon and Ginger Brooks Takahashi).
Michael and JD now comprise the core of MEN. The band enjoys changing the shape of the project and collaborating every tour with new instrumentalists and visual elements. In 2011 they were joined byTami Hart on bass/guitar and in 2012 began performing with percussionist Lee Free. In 2013, synth player Lorna Krier began touring with the group.
"Off Our Backs"
Music Video by Bryce Kass
MEN put out their debut record, 'Talk About Body' on IAMSOUND Records February 1st of 2011. The follow up record "Labor" was self-released in October 2013. The band has toured extensively all over the world and has supported acts like Gossip, Peaches and CSS.
Music Video by Jack Barraclough