MEN - Talk About Body
- Camilla Pia
- 14 January 2011
With electro punk pioneers Le Tigre currently on hiatus, two of the trio, JD Samson and Johanna Fateman, created MEN with the intention of making ‘radical’ dance music. Talk About Body certainly ticks those boxes, lines like ‘I’m going to fuck my friends, to get a little tiny baby’ and ‘why procreate and overpopulate?’ (from ‘Credit Card Babies’) propelling scratchy riff-tinged disco singalongs.
The biting lyrics, puncturing of hetero-normative ideologies, gender-messing and all round questioning of everything your parents and peers expect of you is all done with a cheeky grin here, and is an essential part of this Brooklyn-based band and art/performance collective’s utterly unique sound. We can only dream of sneaking it onto mainstream dancefloors one day.