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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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  • Ovel_ha

    The more a listen to this band the more i like.

    8 Jul 3:30pm Reply
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    25 Jun 4:55pm Reply
  • ahimsa1

    New album is 100% cash.

    23 Jun 11:32pm Reply
  • ApashTotr

    splendid sound. i really get my kicks listening to your very emotional vocal.

    4 Jun 4:00pm Reply
  • Nahojishere

    "Where Your Heartache Exists" = ❤ Awesome band!

    2 Jun 9:43pm Reply
  • krudsma

    We reviewed Rented World on the latest episode of Boxcar (Episode 21). We also talked about Banner Pilot and Riot Fest, so anyone's who's interested in punk should check it out on iTunes or at BoxcarPodcast . com

    2 Jun 5:05pm Reply
  • Warschach

    OTIP is definitely The Menzingers' masterpiece, but Chamberlain Waits and ALINAOIT are nothing to be sniffed at (You'd be missing out on the rap in Alpha Kappa). Rented World ain't too shabby either. Damn consistent in quality these guys.

    24 May 8:36pm Reply
  • WeAreLions

    Nice album this year [2]

    23 May 11:34pm Reply
  • Ovel_ha

    Nice album this year

    21 May 11:03pm Reply
  • RocknReel

    Rented World review:

    20 May 9:35am Reply
  • Sawoi

    Greg's songs on Rented World are just so much better. Not because of the vocals, the songs are just simply better.

    15 May 3:26pm Reply
  • mdickinson35

    wrote nice things about rented world in my blog

    8 May 9:33am Reply
  • Element_X

    +1 for jason voorhees. any slasher fan can appreciate this.

    30 Apr 3:31pm Reply
  • xbreachthelevee

    New record is ehhh...xcellent.

    30 Apr 3:18pm Reply
  • MetalSabe

    lol guess im not the only one noticing the green day vibe right off from the 2nd track. Not necessarily a bad thing though tbh. not as good as OTIP, but still a really good album I'll listen to for a while.

    26 Apr 3:00pm Reply
  • Coolbutlame

    The new album's 50/50 with me. Maybe it's because it doesn't have that emotional depth of OTIP.

    25 Apr 4:56am Reply
  • BrosephMcBrah

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

    23 Apr 4:32am Reply
  • plasticlovve

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

    22 Apr 3:42pm Reply
  • omaCore

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

    22 Apr 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
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