Close

The Menzingers Bio

Philadelphia-based punk band The Menzingers' sixth studio record Hello Exile is available now 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.”

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.

Featuring singer/guitarists Greg Barnett and Tom May, bassist Eric Keen, and drummer Joe Godino, The Menzingers formed as teenagers in their hometown of Scranton in 2006, then later relocated to Philadelphia. The band made their Epitaph debut with 2012’s On The Impossible Past, which was voted Album of the Year by Absolute Punk and Punk News. Arriving in 2014, their fourth album Rented World was praised as “packed with clever songwriting” by The New York Times and “a colossal fist-pumper” by Stereogum. In February 2017, The Menzingers released their fifth album After the Party, which landed on best-of-the-year lists from outlets like Clash and Noisey, with Stereogum praising its “almost unfairly well-written punk songs.”

Upcoming Shows

See All
  1. 1.25.2020
    Hamburg, Germany
    Gruenspan
  2. 1.26.2020
    Berlin, Germany
    BI NUU
  3. 1.28.2020
    Vienna, Austria
    WuK
  4. 1.29.2020
    Zürich, Switzerland
    Jugendkulturhaus Dynamo
  5. 1.30.2020
    Stuttgart, Germany
    Universum

More

@themenzingers

Hello Exile is in @KerrangMagazine's ‘50 Albums That Set Your World Ablaze’ in the new issue! https://t.co/zPUlcGvuwT

See Original

Artist Bio

The Menzingers

The Menzingers

Philadelphia-based punk band The Menzingers' sixth studio record Hello Exile is available now via Epitaph.

The album arrives as the follow-up to the band’s ...

Read All

Contact

Listen

YouTube

@themenzingers

Next week we start our Euro Tour with @SpanishLuvSongs and @mannequinpussy. Get your tickets and we’ll see you out… https://t.co/58qPAmBaYs

See Original

@themenzingers

New @SpanishLuvSongs! Come see them with us on our Euro Tour this month. https://t.co/MwRwvUU4Ex

See Original

@themenzingers

Playing a special full band set of songs we don’t typically play live in honor of our dear friend Spencer. Tickets… https://t.co/HWZqlLEnRj

See Original

@themenzingers

Next week we start our Euro Tour with @SpanishLuvSongs and @mannequinpussy. Get your tickets and we’ll see you out… https://t.co/58qPAmBaYs

See Original

@themenzingers

New @SpanishLuvSongs! Come see them with us on our Euro Tour this month. https://t.co/MwRwvUU4Ex

See Original

@themenzingers

Playing a special full band set of songs we don’t typically play live in honor of our dear friend Spencer. Tickets… https://t.co/HWZqlLEnRj

See Original

@themenzingers

Hello Exile is in @KerrangMagazine's ‘50 Albums That Set Your World Ablaze’ in the new issue! https://t.co/zPUlcGvuwT

See Original

@themenzingers

Thank you to everyone who came out to this tour. It was amazing. Thank you to our crew and thank you to @tigersjawhttps://t.co/4BJW4gCkKl

See Original

@themenzingers

Brooklyn! Sold Out Night 2 tonight at @WarsawConcerts!
p.s. be careful with ticket scammers! https://t.co/dJc23tHoNb

See Original