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The Menzingers

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Scranton PA, United States

The Menzingers originally formed after the dissolution of Bob And The Sagets, a band local to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area of Pennsylvania. With the addition of Greg Barnett the band recorded a demo/self-released album “A Lesson In The Abuse Of Information Technology” in 2006.

Shortly thereafter they were signed by Go-Kart Records and re-recorded the songs from “A Lesson” and re-released their album with the addition of some new tracks.

At the Fest VII in Gainesville, FL they were approached by Brendan Kelly of The Lawrence Arms and subsequently signed to Red Scare Industries.

They released their Red Scare debut EP “Hold On, Dodge” in 2009.

In April 2010, Chamberlain Waits was released, through Red Scare Records. In March and April they also toured in support of Against Me!.

On May 17, 2011 they announced that they had signed to Epitaph Records. Brett Gurewitz, founder of Epitaph Records and guitarist of Bad Religion said this about the signing of the band:
“These guys play the kind of pure punk rock that I grew up with. They are seriously talented songwriters and I’m happy to welcome them to the Epitaph family. I think the band is a great fit here.”

They released their third full length album, On the Impossible Past, on February 21, 2012 via Epitaph Records.

The band currently lives in South Philadelphia, PA.

Band Members:
Tom May
Joe Godino
Greg Barnett
Eric Keen

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  • BrosephMcBrah

    Sure it's no OTIP, but it's still damn good. Y'all just don't know.

    4 hours ago Reply
  • plasticlovve

    Talk about disappointing - Rented World is very lackluster, I miss that kick they had with OTIP.

    Yesterday 3:42pm Reply
  • omaCore

    "... but those Green Day-esque moments make me cringe so much." Thought excactly the same.

    Yesterday 6:54am Reply
  • ArmyOfMonkeys

    Damn Rented World is so underwhelming. I mean OTIP is one of my favorite albums ever and on this new album they throw everything good they had: good lyrics and storytelling, catchy hooks and unique guitar sounds, etc. I mean the 15 year old me would've loved this album, but those Green Day-esque moments make me cringe so much. Really The Menzingers can do so, so much better than this maybe that's why I don't like this new album that much. Pretty much everything that made me love the zingers has been thrown overboard on Rented World. I understand that they are "evolving" but I truly don't see anything new or interesting in this new direction they are taking compared with the sound they had before.

    15 Apr 11:54pm Reply
  • tippaah_

    I don't really like Rented World, maybe it will grow on me. Need to up the punx on the vocals. oi.

    10 Apr 8:48am Reply
  • Walenta

    Heavypop Review: http://www.heavypop.at/menzingers-rented-world/

    7 Apr 5:25pm Reply
  • punkrockalfred

    This one will have to grow on me a lot. Only about four great songs on first listen. I can't decide whether I like or hate The Talk. Sounds like an intentional Green Day impersonation.

    4 Apr 9:11pm Reply
  • The-Riot-Before

    Enjoying Rented World more than OTIP.

    2 Apr 8:30pm Reply
  • ComebackJerk

    Rented World is amazing!

    2 Apr 2:57pm Reply
  • xbreachthelevee

    On The Impossible Past has become one of my all time favorite records. Can't wait for Rented World. [2]

    31 Mar 2:58pm Reply
  • SuitcaseLife

    Already one of my fav records of the year!

    27 Mar 1:02pm Reply
  • Lawman_05

    Rented World is good but not great on first listen, I reckon it'll grow on me though!

    26 Mar 1:17am Reply
  • michael_leon

    Final song is the worst closer they've ever written by an absolute mile, maybe one of the worst closers I've heard in recent memory. Disappointed on this first listen. Hope some songs are growers but I probably had a positive first impression on about 4-5 of these songs (and 2 of them were the 2 they've previously released).

    26 Mar 1:00am Reply
  • michael_leon

    First song jacks hook from Party Hard by Andrew WK. Second song's chorus is the final verse of Still Life With Hot Deuce on a Silver Platter by Titus Andronicus with less wordplay. I'm not complaining about either of those...we'll see what more riffs I hear.

    26 Mar 12:24am Reply
  • i_am_kroglor

    Rented World is about as good as On The Impossible Past so in other words it's perfect

    25 Mar 6:25pm Reply
  • Armor42

    On The Impossible Past has become one of my all time favorite records. Can't wait for Rented World.

    13 Mar 9:47am Reply
  • nectarsplenty

    So I guess I was right. ;)

    12 Mar 5:57am Reply
  • MichaelSnoxall

    You totally got me.

    10 Mar 11:11am Reply
  • nectarsplenty

    To the second poster below, more like Michael Suxballs, am I right guys???

    2 Mar 8:55pm Reply
  • MyNamesLewis_

    On the Impossible FUCKING BRILLIANCE

    23 Feb 10:27pm Reply
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