The Menzingers Detail Sixth Album Hello Exile, Release First Cut

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The Menzingers Detail Sixth Album <i>Hello Exile</i>, Release First Cut

Scranton, N.J.-based punk outfit The Menzingers have unveiled details of their forthcoming sixth studio album Hello Exile, set for release Oct. 4 via Epitaph.

The follow-up to 2017’s After The Party, the band’s newest studio effort is described as the band’s most emotionally daring work to date, and a deeper dive into reflections on aging, troubled relationships and political ennui. The band welcomed back longtime producer Will Yip (the brains behind Mannequin Pussy and Petal’s recent LPs) to helm the band’s fourth project for Epitaph.

The announcement arrives with the first cut taken from the album, a vulnerable portrait of longing compounded by jangling guitars and gushy, anthemic vocals titled “Anna.” The single’s accompanying video is just as heartsick as the lyrics itself, finding a young man capturing the city of Philadelphia on camera to send to the same lover that vocalist Greg Barnett is longing for: “I have so much to tell you / Please come back to Philadelphia / This place ain’t the same without you Anna / You got a great big new promotion / But now you travel so damn much.”

The band have announced a new fall headlining tour in support of Hello Exile and will begin their month-long North American headlining tour next week. You can check out both sets of upcoming dates below the album details.

Hello Exile will arrive Oct. 4 via Epitaph, and you can preorder the album here.

Check out the album’s first cut, artwork and tracklist below, along with The Menzingers’ 2013 Daytrotter Session.

Hello Exile Artwork:

TheMenzingersHelloExile.jpg

Hello Exile Tracklist:
01. America (You’re Freaking Me Out)
02. Anna
03. High School Friend
04. Last to Know
05. Strangers Forever
06. Hello Exile
07. Portland
08. Strain Your Memory
09. I Can’t Stop Drinking
10. Strawberry Mansion
11. London Drugs
12. Farewell Youth

The Menzingers Tour Dates:

July
18 – Long Island, N.Y. @ Great South Bay Music Festival
19 – Lancaster, Pa. @ Chameleon Club #
20 – Portland, Maine @ Aura #
21 – Woodstock, N.Y. @ Colony #
23 – Syracuse, N.Y. @ The Lost Horizon *
24 – Buffalo, N.Y. @ Rec Room *
25 – London, Ontario @ Rum Runners *
26 – Montreal, Quebec @ 77
27 – Providence, R.I. @ Roadblock Festival
28 – Worcester, Mass. @ The Palladium *
30 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Phantasy Nightclub *
31 – Grand Rapids, Mich. @ Pyramid Scheme *

August
01 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ Old National Centre *
02 – Bloomington, Ill. @ Castle Theatre *
03 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Turner Hall Ballroom *
04 – Iowa City, Iowa @ Gabe’s *
06 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Southgate House Revival *
07 – Carrboro, N.C. @ Cat’s Cradle *
08 – Charleston, S.C. @ Music Farm *
09 – Virginia Beach, Va. @ Peabody’s Nightclub *
10 – Baltimore, Md. @ Ottobar *

October
25 – Columbus, Ohio @ Athaneum ^
27 – Detriot, Mich. @ Magic Stick ^
29 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Varsity Theater ^
30 – Madison, Wis. @ Majestic Theater ^
31 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Delmar Hall ^

November
01 – Lawrence, Kansas @ Granada Theater ^
02 – Omaha, Neb. @ Slowdown ^
03 – Denver, Colo. @ Ogden Theatre ^
05 – Seattle, Wash. @ El Corazon ^
06 – Portland, Ore. @ Hawthorne Theatre ^
08 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Slim’s ^
09 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Slim’s ^
10 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Regent ^
12 – Pomona, Calif. @ The Glasshouse ^
13 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Club Red ^
15 – Dallas, Texas @ Trees ^
16 – San Antonio, Texas @ Paper Tiger ^
17 – Austin, Texas @ Mohawk ^
19 – Atlanta, Ga. @ The Masquerade ^
20 – Charlotte, N.C. @ The Underground ^
22 – Tampa, Fla. @ The Orpheum %
23 – Orlando, Fla. @ The Beacham %
24 – Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. @ Culture Room %
26 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Basement East ^
29 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Franklin Music Hall ^
30 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Roxian Theater ^

December
01 – Toronto, Ont. @ Phoenix ^
03 – Richmond, Va. @ Broadberry ^
04 – Washington, D.C. @ The Black Cat ^
05 – New York, N.Y. @ Warsaw ^
06 – New York, N.Y. @ Warsaw ^
07 – Boston, Mass. @ House of Blues ^

(* = w/ The Sidekicks & Queen of Jeans)
(# = w/ Queen of Jeans)
(^ = w/ Tigers Jaw & Culture Abuse)
(% = w/ Culture Abuse)

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