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The Menzingers - From exile

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05.08.2020 - 22:24 Uhr - Newsbeitrag

kündigen Album "From Exile" für den 25.09. auf Epitaph an

Stream - "Strawberry Mansion"

Stream - "High School Friend"

THE MENZINGERS kündigen das Album "From Exile" auf Epitaph an. Dabei handelt es sich um eine neuinterpretierte Version des 2019er Erfolgsalbums "Hello Exile". "From Exile" wird digital am 25. September digital und am 13. November auf Vinyl erscheinen.

Mit "Strawberry Mansion" und "High School Friend" stehen ab sofort zwei Vorboten bereit:

Aufgrund der Corona-Pandemie waren die Amerikaner Anfang des Jahres gezwungen, ihre laufende Australien-Tour abzubrechen. Die Zeit der Isolation nutzte die Band, um "Hello Exile" neu aufzunehmen.

“The live music industry vanished before our eyes, and just like that we were out of work like tens of millions of others,” sagt Sänger und Gitarrist Greg Barnett. “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.”

THE MENZINGERS formierten sich bereits 2006 in Scranton zu Teenager-Zeiten und ordneten sich in der Metropole Philadelphia neu. Seit dem Epitaph-Debüt "On The Impossible Past" (2012) ging es für die Band steil aufwärts. So erreichte "Hello Exile" hierzulande u.a. den 41. Platz der Album-Charts.

From Exile Track Listing
1. America (You're Freaking Me Out) (From Exile)
2. Anna (From Exile)
3. High School Friend (From Exile)
4. Last To Know (From Exile)
5. Strangers Forever (From Exile)
6. Hello Exile (From Exile)
7. Portland (From Exile)
8. Strain Your Memory (From Exile)
9. I Can't Stop Drinking (From Exile)
10. Strawberry Mansion (From Exile)
11. London Drugs (From Exile)
12. Farewell Youth (From Exile)


Philadelphia-based punk band, The Menzingers will release From Exile, a reimagined stripped down version of their 2019 release Hello Exile. From Exile was recorded from the band’s respective homes while in isolation during COVID-19 stay at home orders. The album will be released digitally on September 25 and on vinyl November 13. Fans can pre-order the vinyl now via the band’s webstore, here.

Today, the band share “Strawberry Mansion” and “High School Friend” from the forthcoming release.


The Menzingers were on tour in Australia when the world seemed to abruptly stop due to COVID-19, forcing the band to cut their tour short and make their way back to Philadelphia.

Over the next few months, the band would re-record Hello Exile from their separate locations. “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,” adds Barnett. “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.”

Since forming as teenagers in 2006, The Menzingers have shown their strength as rough-and-tumble storytellers, turning out songs equally rooted in frenetic energy and lifelike detail. To date, the band has released six studio albums, with their most recent, Hello Exile, released October 2019. Produced by Will Yip (Mannequin Pussy, Quicksand), Hello Exile sees 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 with Fader calling the album “The Menzingers’ greatest statement on adulthood to date.”

The Menzingers is singer/guitarists Greg Barnett and Tom May, bassist Eric Keen, and drummer Joe Godino.


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05.08.2020 - 23:18 Uhr
überrascht mich, dass nicht mehr bands auf die idee mit den akustik-alben gekommen sind... ich würde das wohl von vielen kaufen... toll, dass die menzigners das machen :-) die ersten songs klingen jedenfalls schon mal sehr gut...

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