The Menzingers will release their eagerly awaited fifth full-length After the Party on February 3, 2017. The album arrives as the follow-up to the Philadelphia-based band’s widely acclaimed Rented World. Pre-orders for After the Party are available here.
Along with the news of the album’s release date, The Menzingers have also released the new mid-tempo “Bad Catholics,” which you can listen to on this page. The track is pretty catchy and has a feel-good quality about it… plus it has a story!
Produced by Will Yip (Title Fight, Balance & Composure, Pianos Become the Teeth), After the Party taps into The Menzingers’ everyman romanticism to reflect on getting older but not quite growing up. Throughout the album, singer/guitarists Greg Barnett and Tom May, bassist Eric Keen, and drummer Joe Godino offset that deeply nuanced songwriting with anthemic harmonies, furious power chords, and larger-than-life melodies.
May commented on the inspiration behind After the Party:
We spent our 20s living in a rowdy kind of way, and now we’re at a point where it seems like everyone in our lives is moving in different directions.
We’re turning 30 now, and there’s this idea that that’s when real life comes on. In a way this album is us saying, ‘We don’t have to grow up or get boring -— we can keep on having a good time doing what we love.’
In Store Performances and Signings:
The band has also confirmed three in-store acoustic performances and signing events during the week of record release. February 1st at Vintage Vinyl in Fords, NJ, February 2nd at Looney Tunes in West Babylon, NY, and February 4th at Gallery of Sound in Wilkes Barre, PA. On October 29th, The Menzingers will perform at The Fest in Gainesville, Florida.
Rock Hard \m/