The Menzingers will finally release their eagerly awaited fifth album ‘After the Party‘ on February 3rd, 2017. The album will also arrive just in time for their next Australian tour!
To commemorate both of these announcements, the band’s new single, titled ‘Bad Catholics‘ is also out today (you can stream it at the bottom of this post). And in typical fashion for the band, this new song tells a gorgeously detailed story of encountering an old lost love at a hometown church picnic. As you do.
Produced by the alternative/pop-punk/indie scenes version of Will Putney, producer/engineer Will Yip (Title Fight, Balance & Composure, Pianos Become The Teeth) worked on ‘After the Party‘ and this new record will apparently tap deeper into The Menzingers’ “everyman romanticism” as the group reflect on one getting older, but not quite growing up.
“We spent our 20s living in a rowdy kind of way, and now we’re at a point where it seems like everyone in our lives is moving in different directions,” says May of the inspiration behind After the Party. We’re turning 30 now, and there’s this idea that that’s when real life comes on. In a way this album is us saying, ‘We don’t have to grow up or get boring—we can keep on having a good time doing what we love” – Greg Barnett, guitar/vocals.
You can find the band’s tour dates as well as the ticket links for 2017 below:
FRI 10th FEB – THE REV, MELBOURNE
SAT 11th FEB – CROWBAR, BRISBANE
SUN 12t FEB – OXFORD ARTS FACTORY, SYDNEY