The Menzingers Release New Single; Announce New Album And 2020 Headline Tour
One of the world’s finest punk bands, The Menzingers, are back with a brand-new single, as well as news of their forthcoming record Hello Exile, and a 2020 headline tour.
The quartet’s follow-up to 2017’s brilliant After The Party is due out on October 4 via Epitaph Records, with the album announcement coming accompanied by the record’s wonderful lead single Anna – check it out below.
Of Hello Exile, vocalist and guitarist Greg Barnett explains: “This is the longest amount of time we’ve ever worked with [producer] Will [Yip]. 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.”
Greg also tells Kerrang! of The Menzingers’ choice to pick Anna as Hello Exile’s lead single: “You know, it was kind of a tough decision, but we just thought that it was a great summertime song. It’s super-hooky and super-catchy. We went back and forth with some of the songs, but at the end of the day we’re just really excited about Anna. This is a very storytelling album, and I think Anna is a pretty good representation of the rest of it.”
Pre-order Hello Exile right now.
The tracklisting for Hello Exile is:
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. Farewell Youth
And the artwork looks like this:
Catch The Menzingers live in the UK and Europe next year at the following:
25 Hamburg, Germany – Gruespan
26 Berlin, Germany – Bi Nuu
28 Vienna, Austria – WuK
29 Zurich, Germany – Dynamo
30 Stuttgart, Germany – Universum
31 Munich, Germany – Technikum
1 Cologne, Germany – Kantine
3 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg
4 Antwerp, Belgium – Zappa
6 Southampton, United Kingdom – Engine Rooms
7 Bristol, United Kingdom – SWX
8 Manchester, United Kingdom – Albert Hall
10 Dublin, Ireland – Whelan’s
11 Glasgow, United Kingdom – QMU
12 Newcastle, United Kingdom – The Riverside
14 Birmingham, United Kingdom – The Asylum
15 London, United Kingdom – O2 Forum Kentish Town
Tickets go on sale this Friday at 9am from the Kerrang! Ticket Store.
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