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Inside AP.net The Menzingers Track Listing & Artwork will release The Menzingers On the Impossible Past on February 21st.
01) Good Things
02) Burn After Writing
03) The Obituaries
05) Ava House
06) Sun Hotel
07) Sculptors And Vandals
08) Mexican Guitars
09) On The Impossible Past
10) Nice Things
12) I Can't Seem To Tell
13) Freedom Bridge
11:28 AM on 01/04/12
Menzingers Album InfoTHE MENZINGERS TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM
Band To Tour In Support Of Anticipated Epitaph Records Debut
Rising punk rock band The Menzingers create a rousing sound featuring crashing power chords, rock steady drumming and anthemic sing-along choruses alongside powerfully poetic everyman lyrics. The group is set to release their Epitaph Records debut album On The Impossible Past this February 21st. Fans are invited to pre-order the album by going to www.themenzingersstore.com.
On The Impossible Past was recorded at Atlas Studios in Chicago with longtime collaborators Matt Allison (Alkaline Trio, The Lawrence Arms) and Justin Yates. While the record retains all the raucous spirit of the band's earlier efforts sonically, it's a monumental step forward. "I think that 'Gates' is one of the most mature songs on the album," guitarist/vocalist Tom May explains, referencing the tender rock song sung by Barnett that truly transcends genres. "I hope it surprises people because it's not a straight-forward punk song with gang vocals or anything like that but it still definitely sounds like us."
It’s undoubtedly been an exciting time for The Menzingers, touring with acts like Against Me! and The Gaslight Anthem as well as playing their own headlining shows to enthusiastic audiences and the band wouldn't change it for the world. "I get a lot of personal emails that say something to the effect of 'my girlfriend broke up with me or my dad died and I listen to your music and it makes me feel really good' and that validates what we're doing and the time and effort we put into the new album," May summarizes. "When people hear the songs from On The Impossible Past, I just hope people can relate to it and it makes them feel the way we do when we sing it."
The Menzingers will be on tour with Rise Against starting January 17th and will release a 7 inch single for the track “The Obituaries” available here.
Menzingers’ Tour Dates:
Jan-12 Greenville, NC Tipsy Teapot
Jan-13 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
Jan-14 Charlotte, NC Milestone Club
Jan-15 Birmingham, AL God's Butt
Jan-16 Little Rock, AR Downtown Music Hall
Jan-17 Dallas, TX The Prophet Bar
Jan-18 Austin, TX Austin Music Hall w/ Rise Against
Jan-19 San Antonio, TX Illusion Theater at Alamodome w/ Rise Against
Jan-20 New Orleans, LA House of Blues w/ Rise Against
Jan-22 Orlando, FL UCF Arena w/ Rise Against
Jan-23 Columbia, SC The Township Auditorium w/ Rise Against
Jan-25 Norfolk, VA Constant Convocation Center w/ Rise Against
Jan-26 Harrisonburg, VA The Blue Nile
Jan-27 Kent, OH Memorial Athletic and Convocation w/ Rise Against
Jan-28 Chicago, IL UIC Pavilion w/ Rise Against
Jan-30 University Park, PA Bryce Jordan Center w/ Rise Against
Jan-31 Poughkeepsie, NY Mid Hudson Civic Center w/ Rise Against
Feb-02 Lowell, MA Paul E. Tsongas Arena w/ Rise Against
Feb-03 Hartford, CT Webster Underground
Feb-04 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Mem. Col. w/ Rise Against
Feb-05 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center w/ Rise Against
Feb-06 Fairfax, VA Patriot Center w/ Rise Against
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11:29 AM on 01/04/12
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I will definitely check this out.
11:57 AM on 01/04/12
That album art is sick. And not in a good way.
12:41 PM on 01/04/12
resuscitation of the year
One of my most anticipated.
12:44 PM on 01/04/12
especially with rise against!
01:06 PM on 01/04/12
I'm going to jam the living shit out of this release.
01:33 PM on 01/04/12
Not digging the art at all. However, I've never listened to these guys and i'm stoked to see what they're all about on the RA tour.
01:34 PM on 01/04/12
Not crazy about the artwork or title, but I'm still really looking forward to this. Sad that "Irish Goodbyes" isn't on it though.
01:42 PM on 01/04/12
A pair of saggy tits on the cover...
It's like this band doesn't want to sell albums off the shelves.
01:47 PM on 01/04/12
What you feel will rarely rhyme.
Yeah, that artwork really isn't gonna rope in any casual shoppers... but perhaps it will make more sense in context with the songs themselves somehow.
Regardless, this is my number four most anticipated for this year, and I am very excited.
01:48 PM on 01/04/12
Preordered the shirt + vinyl package. I'm excited for the cassette! This is going to be awesome!
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