If that new movie about Fort Tilden didn’t have you longing for summer, this new video from The Men surely will: it involves a trip down to Robert Moses State Park and some True Detective-style dabbling in the occult. The song, “Pearly Gates,” is a hard-chugging throwback rawk tune in the spirit of “LA Woman,” and it’s off of Tomorrow’s Hits, out this week via Brooklyn label Sacred Bones (you may have seen a mural for the album — their fifth in four years — in Williamsburg).
This new one is very much a homegrown operation: it was worked out in singer-guitarist Mark Perro’s Bushwick bedroom over the course of three months during the winter of 2012 (we’re told they cut a whopping 40 demo tracks) and recorded live — complete with horn section — over the course of two days at Williamsburg’s Strange Weather studios.
Like what you hear? Catch the boys — sorry, The Men — at Bowery Ballroom tonight (The Ukiah Drag and Honey are opening) before they head out on tour with Gun Outfit and then Nude Beach.