Listen to new single Anna now! Plus, the band have shared details ona UK tour.
Philadelphia-based punk band The Menzingers have announced the release of their sixth studio record Hello Exile for 4 October via Epitaph.
The album arrives as the follow-up to the band’s 2017 critically acclaimed release After The Party, which debuted #19 on the Billboard Top Current Albums Chart and #67 on the Top 200. In creating the album, the band again joined forces with producer Will Yip (Mannequin Pussy, Quicksand), spending six weeks recording at Yip’s Conshohocken, PA-based Studio 4. “That’s the longest amount of time we’ve ever worked with Will,” notes vocalist Greg Barnett. “We wanted to make sure these stories didn’t get lost in the music, so we kept it to a lot of room sounds with the guitar and bass and drums.” Pre-orders for Hello Exile are available here.
The band has released the video for the first single off the forthcoming record, Anna. On the track, The Menzingers turn their incisive songwriting to matters of love and romance, exploring the glories and failures of human connection. A wistful piece of jangle-pop, Anna paints a portrait of lovesick longing, complete with dreamy recollections of wine-drunk kitchen dancing.
On Hello Exile, The Menzingers take their lyrical narrative to a whole new level and share their reflections on moments from the past and present: high-school hellraising, troubled relationships, aging and alcohol and political ennui. With the band achieving that soul-baring intimacy all throughout the album, Hello Exile emerges as The Menzingers’ most emotionally daring work to date.
Hello Exile Track Listing
1. America (You’re Freaking Me Out)
3. High School Friend
4. Last to Know
5. Strangers Forever
6. Hello Exile
8. Strain Your Memory
9. I Can’t Stop Drinking
10. Strawberry Mansion
11. London Drugs
12. Farwell Youth
The Menzingers will hit the road early 2020 in Europe and the UK. All the upcoming tour dates are listed below.
25 January – Hamburg, Germany – Gruespan
26 January – Berlin, Germany – Bi Nuu
28 January – Vienna, Austria – WuK
29 January – Zurich, Germany – Dynamo
30 January – Stuttgart, Germany – Universum
31 January – Munich, Germany – Technikum
01 February – Cologne, Germany – Kantine
03 February – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg
04 February – Antwerp, Belgium – Zappa
06 February – Southampton, United Kingdom – Engine Rooms
07 February – Bristol, United Kingdom – SWX
08 February – Manchester, United Kingdom – Albert Hall
10 February – Dublin, Ireland – Whelan’s
11 February – Glasgow, United Kingdom – QMU
12 February – Newcastle, United Kingdom – The Riverside
14 February – Birmingham, United Kingdom – The Asylum
15 February – London, United Kingdom – O2 Forum Kentish town