The Menzingers - Rented World
Album Details

U.S. Release Date: April 22, 2014

E.U. Release Date: April 21, 2014

Label: Epitaph

Recording Year: 2013

UPC/EAN Code: 45778732166

Rented World

The Menzingers

About Rented World by The Menzingers

The Menzginers are in a crucial period of growth. Now in their mid-20s, members Greg Barnett (guitar/vocals), Tom May (guitar/vocals), Eric Keen (bass), and Joe Godino (drums), seek a greater wisdom in life, even if they are old enough to know better. A theme that strongly permeates throughout the album. "Things start to feel a little more serious," said May. "When we were younger we wrote fiery songs because at that age it's your world view. Now I look at the world and think 'well, maybe I'm not right all the time.'"

Another change for the former Scranton, Pennsylvania housemates is their studio location. They entered Miner Street Studio for the first time in Fishtown, Philly in the fall of 2013. Jonathan Low, whose rich Americana influences can be heard on his work with The National, Sharon Van Etten, and Kurt Vile was enlisted to engineer the album. When writing the new material, the band recognized their shifts in their craft, shifts they knew would best be handled by Low. "We wanted to go to somebody who wasn't used to recording punk records, though it wasn't in a pretentious way, like we wanted to become an indie rock band," stated May.

The end result is an album that fearlessly collides the snarl of emo with grungy, 90s grit and exploring the celestial expanse of post-rock. It's slightly new territory for a band coping with their mid-20s. And lyrically touches on matters that any red blooded human of that age can relate to.

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    Bramham, United Kingdom
    Reading Festival
  2. 8.29.2015
    Leeds, United Kingdom
    Leeds Festival
  3. 9.26.2015
    Kitchener, Canada
    KOI Music Festival
  4. 9.27.2015
    Toronto, Canada
    Lee's Palace
  5. 10.22.2015
    Boston, MA
    Royale

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Warsaw tonight at Club Hyrdozadka! Having such an incredible time here so far.

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Salami for breakfast, salami for lunch, salami for dinner #europe

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The Menzingers

The Menzingers

Philadelphia-by-way-of Scranton punk band, The Menzingers are two years removed from Epitaph debut On The Impossible Past. Voted Album of the Year by Absolute Punk ...

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Check out our mortal enemies @laurastevenson and Co. new song and album. Wishing them all the failures in the world. http://t.co/Ypd73EYg64

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Check out our mortal enemies @laurastevenson and Co. new song and album. Wishing them all the failures in the world. http://t.co/Ypd73EYg64

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.@koimusicfest is a month away! Can't wait to be back in Canada with some great bands. Tickets -bit.ly/KOI15 http://t.co/tbjAx7FvVi

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Very excited to play Brixton Academy tonight! Checking that one off the venue bucket list. We're on at 8:15.

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After the show tonight Tom is going to DJ 😒✌🏼️😎✌🏼️ an after party at Satan's Hollow!! Come hang out!!! Starts at 11. Free w/ show ticket.

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Manchester tonight at The Apollo with The Offspring! We play at 8:15.

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Check out our mortal enemies @laurastevenson and Co. new song and album. Wishing them all the failures in the world. http://t.co/Ypd73EYg64

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@themenzingers

.@koimusicfest is a month away! Can't wait to be back in Canada with some great bands. Tickets -bit.ly/KOI15 http://t.co/tbjAx7FvVi

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Very excited to play Brixton Academy tonight! Checking that one off the venue bucket list. We're on at 8:15.

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After the show tonight Tom is going to DJ 😒✌🏼️😎✌🏼️ an after party at Satan's Hollow!! Come hang out!!! Starts at 11. Free w/ show ticket.

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Manchester tonight at The Apollo with The Offspring! We play at 8:15.

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Warsaw tonight at Club Hyrdozadka! Having such an incredible time here so far.

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Salami for breakfast, salami for lunch, salami for dinner #europe

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New/Old shirt design added to the webstore, limited time only!
http://t.co/wTxCsLps5r http://t.co/kdW9FwDMmS

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München! We're playing Strom tonight with Idle Class. Doors at 8:30.

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