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PUP release live video for “Guilt Trip”

Here’s a stellar live video of Toronto punk band PUP playing their song “Guilt Trip” in Pittsburgh while opening for the Menzingers.

Check it out below.

“Guilt Trip” is on the band’s self-titled debut album, which was released April 8th through SideOneDummy Records.



DS Interview: The Menzingers on “Rented World” and the Philadelphia music scene

The Menzingers have become a well-respected name in the punk community and rightfully so. Since the 2012 release of On The Impossible Past, the band has barely taken a break, touring almost maniacally, and through it all releasing one of this year’s most anticipated albums, Rented World.

During the chaos we had a chance to sit down with vocalist and guitarist Greg Barnett on the second stop of the Rented World tour at Webster Hall in New York City the to discuss the recording process, the Philadelphia music scene, and growing up.

You can read the interview below.



Video: Jenn Fiorentino does great acoustic cover of The Menzingers “Deep Sleep”

Singer-songwriter Jenn Fiorentino has recorded yet another awesome acoustic cover of a great punk song.  This time she does “Deep Sleep” by The Menzingers and you can check it out below.

Jenn has done a number of other acoustic covers including tunes from Against Me!, Smoke or Fire, and Propagandhi just to name a few and last June she released an album of original material titled From Darkness to Light



Fucked Up/The Menzingers announce free show in Boston area

Canadian progressive-hardcore band Fucked Up and everyone’s favorite Philly punks The Menzingers are teaming for a free show in Cambridge, MA, at the Sinclair on Wednesday, May 28th. Boston band Bent Shapes are also on the bill. Yes it’s free…but you’ve got to RSVP to get your way in. The RSVP link goes live tomorrow (5/15) at noon Eastern; check it out here.

The Menzingers’s kick off their “Rented World” Summer tour with PUP, Cayetana and Lemuria the following night in Providence. Details here.

 



The Menzingers announce UK & Europe tour dates with The Holy Mess, Smith Street Band

The Menzingers have announced UK & European dates for the next leg of their tour in support of their new album “Rented World.” They’ll be hitting the road with The Holy Mess and The Smith Street Band and you can check out the dates here.

“Rented World” dropped April 22nd via Epitaph Records. Check our review right here.



Live Video: The Menzingers perform “I Don’t Want To Be An Asshole Anymore” from Philly’s Golden Tea House

Unless you still use Prodigy via a 28.8 kpbs modem, you’re more than aware that The Menzingers‘ latest album, Rented World, came out yesterday.

To celebrate the occasion, the band played a record release show at Philly’s Golden Tea House, which, if you haven’t been there, looks super rad. Anyway, you can watch video of The Menzingers’ performance of the album’s second single, “I Don’t Want To Be An Asshole Anymore” below, as filmed by The Klein Bros.

Rented World was released via Epitaph Records, just like the band’s last album, 2012’s On The Impossible Past.



The Menzingers premiere music video for “I Don’t Wanna Be An Asshole Anymore”

In case you’ve been living under a proverbial rock for the past few months, today is the day The Menzingers release their highly-anticipated followup to On The Impossible Past.

Rented World is out now on Epitaph Records. And to go along with the release, The Menzingers also have a “killer” music video (you’ll see what I did there) for the single, “I Don’t Wanna Be An Asshole Anymore.” Check it out below.

You can pick up a copy of Rented World over at the band’s webstore. Also, make sure to check out our review of the album here. And check out The Menzingers on tour, starting next month.



Album Review: The Menzingers – “Rented World”

In 2011, The Menzingers released “On The Impossible Past” (an album that pretty much everyone in the world agrees is the best thing ever) so expectations were sky-high for the Philadelphia band’s follow up. “Rented World” meets those expectations. It is 12 songs of biting emotional punk rock, but this time around, The Menzingers ramped up the musicianship and made an album that is at times quieter and more fragile than anything the band has ever released, and at other times so enormous that it’s just begging to be played in front of thousands of people.

The album kicks off with “I Don’t Wan’t To Be An Asshole Anymore”, the kind of scrappy pop-punk song The Menzingers are known for. Lyrically this song is full of the kind of poetry we heard a lot of on On The Impossible Past. Lines like “Last Friday night I wasn’t me/ I was a still -life trapped in eternity/ I was the focal point out of focus, out of ink” demonstrate songwriter Greg Barnett’s unique brand of lyricism. The sing along chorus is just begging to be played at the band’s intense live show.

“Rented World” sees The Menzingers expanding their sound, starting from the second song on the album, and the first song we hear written by the band’s other songwriter, Tom May.  “Bad Things” starts from a quiet dreamy verse, before exploding into a huge grunge-influenced pre-chorus, and then back to pop-punk for one of the catchiest choruses on the album. The way The Menzingers successfully mix genres, without compromising the core sound of the band, is perhaps the greatest triumph of “Rented World”, making the album sound huge all throughout.

Other notable tracks on the album include “Transient Love” a 5 minute mid-tempo rocker which builds around a catchy drumbeat delivered by Joe Godino, with ambient guitars and a quiet, heartfelt chorus. “Nothing Feels Good Anymore” displays the kind of lyrical ability we’ve come to expect from Greg Barnett. The storytelling lyrics in the verses (“Baby baby buzz me in/ I ring your intercom and say/ But you just poke your head through a curtain/and my heart’s on the floor/nothing feels good anymore”) explode into one of the best choruses on the whole album.

The album closes with “When You Died” a quiet acoustic song where Barnett asks simple questions, but ones which we all ask when we lose a loved one: “Where do people go when they die?/How do you keep them alive?/ How do you make nothing like this will ever happen again?”

“Rented World” shows The Menzingers taking a leap forward musically, and delivering the same kind of emotional lyrics that we loved on “On The Impossible Past”. Is this album better than OTIP? Maybe. Maybe not. People are inevitably going to try to rank the two and make comparisons and contrasts, but at the end of the day, “Rented World” gives us 12 more great songs by a band who is poised to become one of the biggest in our scene, and that can only be a good thing.

5/5 Stars



The Menzingers streaming new album “Rented World”

You can now stream The Menzingers upcoming album “Rented World” in its entirety here.

The album, the band’s fourth, is set to be released on April 22nd via Epitaph Records.



Interview: The Menzingers reflect on the punk community’s reaction to success

The Menzingers recently sat down for an interview about the punk community’s reaction to success and the pressure (if any) that comes with releasing a follow up to a highly memorable album. In this case, the band is talking about their new album, Rented World, which is a follow up to 2012’s On The Impossible Past. You can check out the interview here.

Rented World is set to be released on April 22nd via Epitaph Records.



The Fest 13 announces The Descendents, The Menzingers, Less Than Jake and more

The website has launched and the initial lineup has been announced for Florida’s The Fest 13. This year’s festival will feature DescendentsThe MenzingersLess Than JakeStrike AnywhereChixdiggit!, and many more. You can check out the full lineup on the official website here.

The Fest will take place in Gainesville, FL October 31st – November 2nd 2014, and it’s prelude Big Pre-Fest In Little Ybor 2 will take place in Ybor, FL October 29th and 30th. Passes for The Fest and Pre-Fest will go on sale April 20th at 4:20pm here.



The Menzingers streaming new song “I Don’t Want To Be An Asshole Anymore”

The Menzingers are streaming a new song entitled “I Don’t Want To Be An Asshole Anymore” and you can give it a listen below.

The song will appear on the band’s upcoming album “Rented World,” which is set to be released April 22nd via Epitaph Records.



Live video: Bayside covers The Menzingers’ “Good Things”

Bayside have recently covered The Menzingers‘ “Good Things” during a live performance.

You can check the video out below.

Bayside released their new album “Cult” February 18th through Hopeless Records.



The Menzingers announce summer 2014 North American tour

The Menzingers have announced a summer 2014 tour which will take place from May 29th through July 6th throughout the US and Canada. You can check out the full list of dates and locations below.

The band’s upcoming album “Rented World” is set to be released April 22nd via Epitaph Records.



Random Cover Song: Tom May (The Menzingers) – “Corazon de Oro” (Rancid)

Cover songs are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get. We here at Dying Scene love hearing punk bands do their own take on other band’s songs. Sometimes they pull off amazing interpretations of old classics, sometimes they’re not much more than humble tributes to a fellow artist, and other times they’re just downright laughable renditions of otherwise great songs. Good or bad. Intriguing or mundane. We’ll let you be the judge.

Tonight’s cover comes from Tom May, co-vocalist and guitarist of The Menzingers covering Rancid‘s “Corazon de Oro”. The original is taken from Rancid’s 1998 album Life Won’t Wait, while May’s solo acoustic cover comes from the PV Undercover compilation.

You can listen to both versions of “Corazon de Oro” below.