I was DJ-ing at Wang’s and wasn’t able to see MEN‘s show at Berlin on Friday, but I did get to go and say hi after and totally scored a limited edition Demo CD that they are selling on tour. JD Samson and friends have not been stingy with the free downloads, so you should have these tracks by now. I will say though, that as a demo, these songs are tight. What I’m hearing is a realized political vision for a dance band, and one that trades Riot Grrl’s aggression for sweaty hip sways. I’m all about it, and when you take a moment for the lyrics, it’s empowerment, queer history and progressive reward. That, and the guitars are really giving it to you. Excited.