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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More dates added to our tour with mewithoutYou​!

10/27/2015 - Atlanta GA - Masquerade
11/4/2015 - Dallas TX - The Door
11/6/2015 - Phoenix AZ - The Nile
11/7/2015 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
11/10/2015 - San Diego CA - Observatory North Park
11/17/2015 - Denver CO - Summit Music Hall
11/22/2015 - Pontiac MI - The Crofoot

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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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Shits about to get real kinky in Europe next week. http://t.co/Jc2JNuWCak

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A big THANK YOU to @SeymourDuncan for saving the day and sending replacement pickups last minute for our European tour!

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Hey @311 will you guys play Inner Light Spectrum tonight in AC?!?

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@themenzingers

Shits about to get real kinky in Europe next week. http://t.co/Jc2JNuWCak

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@themenzingers

A big THANK YOU to @SeymourDuncan for saving the day and sending replacement pickups last minute for our European tour!

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@themenzingers

😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡

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@themenzingers

I have got to stop drunk texting people while at weddings. Although probably the clearest way to see the world is after 130 Gin and Tonics.

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@themenzingers

Hey @311 will you guys play Inner Light Spectrum tonight in AC?!?

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@themenzingers

ITS MY BIRTHDAY LIL KID! Bought myself the greatest present ever http://t.co/bpUWUZPAqr

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More dates added to our tour with mewithoutYou​!

10/27/2015 - Atlanta GA - Masquerade
11/4/2015 - Dallas TX - The Door
11/6/2015 - Phoenix AZ - The Nile
11/7/2015 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
11/10/2015 - San Diego CA - Observatory North Park
11/17/2015 - Denver CO - Summit Music Hall
11/22/2015 - Pontiac MI - The Crofoot

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Hey Chicago and Philadelphia, we'll be switching up the setlist each night on the fall @mewithoutYou tour. Come both nights and lets party!

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