Describing themselves as "equal parts 69, 420, and 666," Chicago-based three-piece No Men unleash their sophomore full-length record, Hell Was Full So We Came Back, on November 15th. A follow-up to their 2016 debut LP Dear God, Bring the Doom, the new album delivers fuzz-drenched noise rock with lyrics touching on a variety of themes, some relating to the uneasiness of American life circa 2019.
Regarding the upcoming album's second single, the band says:
"DANCE COP" is the second single from the forthcoming second NO MEN album, HELL WAS FULL SO WE CAME BACK. The video was shot by Matt Engers, Kelsie Hardison, and Andrew Morrison in Chicago and features footage of the band performing live both at the Empty Bottle and a downtown loft in a variety of increasingly outlandish clothing created by local designer Sophagus. With the red lights and downright mean riffs, it may seem like the recipe for a bad trip, but the video turns out to be a pretty darn good time, full of good ol' mischief and mayhem.
For me, the tightly-edited video's combination of almost hallucinatory performance footage and intense color scheme alongside the dark, intermittently thrashing and percussive song make it a winner. The band seems to be enjoying themselves throughout, and I honestly can't say no to a music video featuring a cameo from the Grave Digger monster truck.
Rock out with "Dance Cop" below, and catch No Men on one of their upcoming tour dates. The single releases on Spotify tomorrow, and you can preorder Hell Was Full, So We Came Back on vinyl from Let's Pretend Records or on tape and CD from State Champion Records.
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