Afternoon Men
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Afternoon Men

New York City, NY | Established. Jan 01, 2015

New York City, NY
Established on Jan, 2015
Band Rock Alternative




"Best of NYC 2015"

Afternoon Men's song and video for single "Parking Lots and Basements" (streaming) has an edge that screams "Manhattan" - you know, that borough offering the "bourgeois" kind of fun. (Oh yeah, you can say that about Williamsburg too!). Whoever wrote that song, certainly knows how to navigate that scene, where sophistication and charm can go farther than good looks - at least with the smart ladies who can support a broke musician! This (besides their obvious talent) is why this band may have a future. - The Deli Magazine


New Yorkers, feast your ears on the new kids (excuse me, men) on the block. They’re called the Afternoon Men, and they rock. They rock with a sound that is equal parts nostalgia and freshness. Their music bounces seamlessly between genres, touching on influences from Springsteen, The Hold Steady, Counting Crows, The Decemberists, Titus Andronicus, and more.

The five-piece stepped on the scene back in October of last year, releasing their first single, “Parking Lots and Basements.” The music is catchy, with that oh-so-pleasurable balance of 90s Alt-rock, 00s Pop-punk, and contemporary Indie-rock. The lyrics are painstakingly truthful, as the singer navigates the trials and tribulations of trying to land himself a lady as a broke musician in the country’s most expensive city. The song’s overall force is only magnified by the clever lyric video accompanying it. - Atypical Sounds

"Record of the Day"

Score: A wall-of-ecstatic-guitar-euphoria intro, immediately followed by solid cool vocals and a big – I repeat, a big – chorus will blow you away before you can beg ‘who is this?’ with your mouth wide open. Only 40 seconds in and you know this is a striking cracker! Explosive stuff, richly colored! And some rousing hot vintage rock & roll riffs, in the middle, will hypnotize you completely. Don’t even try to resist this towering swagger. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we have an instant knockout winner for the weekend. Hail hail… - 50thirdand3rd


Still working on that hot first release.



Back in October, Afternoon Men introduced itself with the release of its first single and video, "Parking Lots and Basements." The five-piece, New York-based band's songs cycle through a range of styles you might find on a jukebox—Sinatra to Springsteen, bar rock to electro-pop—but these influences are as much a narrative force as a part of their sound. An overarching story links one song to the next, and it features a reappearing cast of characters, one of whom we meet in "Parking Lots," whose taste in music plays the starring role in how they kill their time.

Since that first song, the band has released additional singles and steadily played shows around Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Afternoon Men can be found, among other places, on Facebook and their website.

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