Brooklyn Vegan Presents Fear of Men Saturday at The Bowery BallroomJune 30th, 2016
Jess Weiss (vocals and guitar), Daniel Falvey (guitar and keys) and Michael Miles (drums) formed Fear of Men five years ago in South East England. Following the release of several singles and a singles compilation (stream it below), their lo-fi dream-pop debut full-length, Loom (stream it below), came out in 2014 to raves. “Rather than leaning on preexisting templates left behind by the shoegaze gods or trendy sad-eyed indie pop acts, the songs breathe with a contained mania, cramming experimental impulses, chamber pop touches and guitar squall into meticulously arranged compartments,” according to AllMusic. Fear of Men (above, doing “Descent” live for KEXP FM) returned earlier this month with their second LP, Fall Forever (stream it below). “There’s such a clear purpose behind Fear of Men’s lovely-on-the-outside, subtly saw-toothed pop,” claims DIY magazine. “There’s still plenty of room for Fear of Men to grow, but without outside influence, they’re already masters of a unique craft.” Touring behind the new album—and presented by Brooklyn Vegan—Fear of Men play The Bowery Ballroom on Saturday night.