I saw The Menzingers on the second night of their headlining Rented World tour with Pup, Lemuria and Cayetana on Friday night at New York City's Webster Hall. Playing their biggest headlining show to date, the band put on an incredible performance with a near-perfect set list - check out my review in the replies.
What a band does on stage goes very far in determining whether they'll be a truly successful, A-list act. Writing a great record and having some hype around your name helps a band get to a place where they can go on good tours, play in bigger rooms and share their music with more people. Being a band that is more impressive on stage than on the record can help a group...
Yesterday we called The Menzingers' Greg Barnett and bothered him before he had some friends over for a BBQ. We talked about Rented World, Bruce Springsteen, how people are quick to dismiss new music these days and some other stuff. Read the full interview here and a snippet below.
I think of going on Spotify and looking into the first 20 seconds of something and saying, 'Yeah, it's not for me. I'm gonna put something else on.' It's just that quick. When you had to go to a record store and buy a record, you're almost semi-forced to like it because you just paid $14 for it. Now people are really, really quick to write things off without giving time for an album to really breathe. ......
If there was something we were actually worried about, it would be that the punk community tends to shun what comes next for a band after they release a successful album. If a relatively unknown band releases a good album people like to jump on that because they like to feel like they’re a part of something and then they’re immediately on their guard for the next release.
Head to the replies to stream The Menzingers's new song, "I Don't Wanna Be An Asshole Anymore." The track is from the band's new album, Rented World, which will be released April 22nd via Epitaph Records.
The Menzingers will be hitting the road this summer in support of the band's upcoming new album, Rented World (in stores April 22nd). Tickets go on sale this Friday at 12 PM EST at the band's website. Stay tuned for more information as well special guests to be announced. You can check out the dates in the replies.
Due to the the first two variants selling out in a day, The Menzingers have released another vinyl variant of the band's upcoming hotly anticipated album, Rented World. It's a a clear/white mix version limited to 1,000 copies and is available to pre-order.
The Menzingers have been performing a new song called "The Shakes" at their recent shows. They said it's going to be included on a split later this year with their favorite band. Head to the replies to check out a video of the guys playing it.
The Menzingers will be releasingOn The Possible Past - a collection of eight acoustic demos recorded during the winter/spring of 2011 that showcase a portion of On the Impossible Past in its earliest form - on vinyl. You can pre-order it here. There's also an acoustic version of "Casey" streaming in the replies.
Hot Water Music will be heading out on its first headline tour in 8 years in early 2013, and the band is taking The Menzingers and La Dispute along for the ride. You can find pre-order details here and tour dates in the replies.
The Flatliners will be playing shows in Quebec and Ontario this December with The Menzingers and Polar Bear Club. The band will also be heading to Australia in 2013 to play the Hits & Pits Festival. Dates are in the replies.
Edit: We've updated the replies with the openers as well - there are quite a few. Man Overboard, Mansions, Gabriel The Marine, Transit and The Menzingers are all offering support on certain parts of the tour. There is one date where this tour combines with the Motion City Soundtrack / Jukebox The Ghost / Now, Now tour as well. - TN