The Menzingers have shared an upbeat new single, ‘Bad Actors.’ Chosen by the Philadelphia Eagles as part of the official ‘Eagles Gameday Series Soundtrack’, the song was played in stadium and was also featured on the team’s socials leading up to the Super Bowl, further cementing the band’s hometown roots.
Featuring bright guitars, melodic riffs and uplifting lyrics, the track was written during sessions for the band’s sixth studio album ‘Hello Exile’ (2019). Tom May explains, “It’s one of the last songs we wrote for the album and finished it in the studio. It’s an ode to a dear old friend that passed.”
The Menzingers have announced the details of their upcoming release of ‘From Exile’, which is a reworked version of the latest effort, ‘Hello Exile’, which the band was recorded in quarentine.
The record is set to be released September 25th 2020 digitally and physically on November 13th 2020 via Epitaph Records.
Greg Barnett (guitar) has said the following on the upcoming release.
“The live music industry vanished before our eyes, and just like that we were out of work like tens of millions of others. As the weeks progressed the upcoming tours got rescheduled, then rescheduled again, then effectively cancelled. There were times when it all felt fatal. There’s no guide book on how to navigate being a working musician during a global pandemic, so we were left to make it up as we went along. We wanted to document and create in the moment, and though we couldn’t be in the same room together due to social distancing lockdowns, we got creative.”
“We would track the songs from our own home studios, share the files via dropbox, and pray it all made sense when pieced back together. Initially, we planned for the album to be similar to our acoustic demo collection ‘On The Possible Past,’ but we quickly found out that this batch of songs benefited from more detailed arrangements.
“We rewrote, and changed keys and melodies. We blended analog and digital instruments in ways we never had before. We dug through old lyric notebooks and added additional verses. We got our dear friend Kayleigh Goldsworthy to play violin on two songs. No idea was off limits. Hell, I even convinced the band to let me play harmonica on a song (no small feat!). The recording process ran from mid-March till June, and upon completion we sent it over to our dear friend and close collaborator Will Yip to mix and master.”
The Album Art, Tracklisting, Streaming of the tracks, ‘Strawberry Mansion’ and ‘High School Friend’ and Pre-order options can be found below.
01. America (You’re Freaking Me Out) (From Exile) 02. Anna (From Exile) 03. High School Friend (From Exile) 04. Last To Know (From Exile) 05. Strangers Forever (From Exile) 06. Hello Exile (From Exile) 07. Portland (From Exile) 08. Strain Your Memory (From Exile) 09. I Can’t Stop Drinking (From Exile) 10. Strawberry Mansion (From Exile) 11. London Drugs (From Exile) 12. Farewell Youth (From Exile)
The Menzingers are back with a brand new record, ‘Hello Exile’ which is set to be released October 4th via Epitaph!
Here’s all the details!
First off, they have a huge new single, ‘Anna’, which you can see below.
The tracklisting? Here’s what you need to know!
01. America (You’re Freaking Me Out)
03. High School Friend
04. Last to Know
05. Strangers Forever
06. Hello Exile
08. Strain Your Memory
09. I Can’t Stop Drinking
10. Strawberry Mansion
11. London Drugs
12. Farwell Youth
And this is what the record looks like.
That’s all coming very soon plus, they’re heading out for a UK tour in 2020!
It’s that time of the week I love. That’s right, another music video roundup. For those new to the blog and the post, this weekly post is where I search for the best videos released in the last week, and there have been some great ones released in the last week.
First up are the lads from Ice Nine Kills who have been releasing some amazing music videos as of late. Their latest release is the fourth instalment of ‘The Silver Scream film’ in Stabbing In The Dark.
Let’s go next to Rise Records latest signings Ashland. They’re a duo from St. Louis who have dropped a new EP, ‘misc’ a visual video to celebrate the occasion.
Moving to some Singer/ Songwriter music. British Pop-Punker Bronnie never stops. She’s already released two EP’s this year and now has moved onto a new video for ‘Fake It’.
The video sees footage from her history, edited with cartoonish lyrics across her Pop-Punk backdrop.
Next up are The Menzingers are getting back into the swing of things, especially with their new track called ‘The Freaks’, accompanied with a Halloween themed music video.
And next, let’s go to LA for a little bit of punk. Drug Church are in the lead up to release their new record, and to celebrate, they have a brand new video, ‘Unlicensed Hall Monitor’, which focuses on the bad faith arguing and sanctimonious behaviour that often thrives on social media faith arguing and sanctimonious behaviour that often thrives on social media.
Moving on, ahead of this bands supporting slot for Shinedown, London trio Press MECO have dropped a video for ‘Itchy Fingers’ which is about the insecurities and negative thought patterns that present themselves at certain points in life.
More Halloween style videos! Yungblud have dropped a gory video for ‘Kill Somebody’ which will see him cover himself in a lot, and I mean a lot of blood!
Now to go to the Ukraine! After a few years of touring, heavy-hitter Kinjer are now back and ready to unleash new music, and now they’re going ‘Ape’. On the track, the band have said: “We’ve been constantly on the road, grinding and working tirelessly to bring our music to new places and new ears and this track is the culmination of all the blood and sweat, the good, the bad and the sacrifices we’ve made in the last two years to get to this point. We really hope you enjoy it because this would not be possible without you- our supporters and believers. This one is for all of us!”
To Yorkshire! For our penultimate video, we have the latest signee to Stay Sick Recordings and they have the perfect celebration in the form of their video for ‘Good For Nothing’. The track is expected to feature on the band’s upcoming and yet-to-be-titled record.
And lastly on this weeks video countdown list, we have the ever fantastic, Casey with their video for ‘The Funeral’. Speaking about the video, frontman Tom Weaver has shared “We are once again incredibly please to be collaborating with our longstanding creative director and friend, Martyna Wisniewska, and take great pride and pleasure in presenting to you the cinematic new video for our latest single, The Funeral.”