2018-11-30T08:57:51+00:00 2018-11-30T01:14:44+00:00

"Say, Can You Hear" Men I Trust are back with a hypnotic single

The Montréal-based trio Men I Trust have made a name for themselves as the consummate DIY heroes with their signature smooth, easy-listening indie-pop stylings. Despite the fact that the band is essentially operating independently, they've managed to put together a nonstop schedule in 2018 that included performances at South By Southwest, Camp Flag Gnaw and more – and they're showing no signs of slowing down! The band is pleased to announce their third full-length album, Oncle Jazz and provided us with a taste with a video for lead single, "Say, Can You Hear."

Kicking off with a warm, bouncing bass and snappy drums "Say, Can You Hear" carries with it an air of angst not fully revealed by the band thus far. With lines like:

You’re self-absorbed

Raving about your cryptic ways

Aren’t willing to change

Old grudges

There seems to be a darker side at work here. Rather than hazy, laid back grooves, we're met with an ominous edge. Lead singer, Emma, delivers the lyrics with a smokey cadence that feels almost robotic – as if intentionally working to seem emotionless and sterile. The lyrics to "Say, Can You Hear" are cryptic and subtle, hinting at a darker more nuanced album to come.

The accompanying video depicts a dopey-looking character clad in a suit and bolo tie pacing about an equally sterile event space of some sort practicing a speech.  Tensions build as the light grows more dramatic with each verse. He stares into a narrow mirror and we see the eyes of what seems to be a madman. (Ironically matching up with the line: Raving about your cryptic ways) By the end, he's left spinning in insanity and then passed out on the floor.

Men I Trust's third full-length, Oncle Jazz, will be out everywhere February 15, 2019. In addition to the new record, Men I Trust has announced a 43-date headlining world tour. Check the details below:

  • 2/14 Toronto, ON, Lee’s Palace
  • 2/15 Detroit, MI, Deluxx Fluxx
  • 2/16 Chicago, IL, Subterranean
  • 2/17 Minneapolis, MN, 7th Street Entry
  • 2/19 Denver, CO, Globe Hall
  • 2/20 Salt Lake City, UT, Kilby Court
  • 2/22 Vancouver, BC, Biltmore Cabaret
  • 2/23 Seattle, WA, Barboza
  • 2/24 Portland, OR, Mississippi Studios
  • 2/26 San Francisco, CA, Great American
  • 2/27 Los Angeles, CA, The Roxy Theatre
  • 3/1 San Diego, CA, Soda Bar
  • 3/2 Phoenix, AZ, The Rebel Lounge
  • 3/4 Austin, TX, Barracuda
  • 3/5 Dallas, TX, Club Dada
  • 3/7 Orlando, FL, Will’s Pub
  • 3/8 Atlanta, GA, Drunken Unicorn
  • 3/9 Nashville, TN, The High Watt
  • 3/11 Carrboro, NC, Cat’s Cradle – Back Room
  • 3/12 Washington, DC, Songbyrd
  • 3/13 Philadelphia, PA, First Unitarian Church
  • 3/14 Boston, MA, The Sinclair
  • 3/15 New York, NY, Bowery Ballroom
  • 3/16 Montreal, QC, Corona Theatre
  • 3/23 Québec, QC, Le d’Auteuil
  • 5/4 Lille, FR, L’Aeronef
  • 5/6 Leeds, UK, Brudenell Social Club
  • 5/8 Dublin, IE, The Workmans Club
  • 5/9 Belfast, UK, Voodoo
  • 5/11 Glasgow, UK, Stereo
  • 5/12 Manchester, UK, Gorilla
  • 5/13 Cardiff, UK, Clwb Ifor Bach
  • 5/14 London, UK, Village Underground
  • 5/16 Utrecht, NL, Ekko
  • 5/17 Amsterdam, NL, Paradiso Noord
  • 5/19 Antwerp, BE, TRIX
  • 5/20 Cologne, DE, YUCA
  • 5/21 Hamburg, DE, Molotow
  • 5/23 Copenhagen, DK, Hotel Cecil
  • 5/24 Berlin, DE, Lido
  • 5/25 Warsaw, PL, BARdzo Bardzo
  • 5/26 Prague, CZ, Chapeau Rouge
  • 5/28 Zurich, CH, Papiersaal
  • 5/29 Paris, FR, Le Trabendo

(tickets at menitrust.com )

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Categories:
Chillwave · Dreampop · Hazy · Indie · Indie Pop · Lo-Fi · Videos

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