THE MENZINGERS - HELLO EXILE VINYL (LTD. ED. AQUA BLUE GATEFOLD)
LIMITED EDITION AQUA BLUE VINYL GATEFOLD
Release Date: 11th October 2019
Limited edition pressing of 500! The much loved Philadelphia pop-punk outfit are back with their 6th album as they contemplate their elder statesmen position these days. Hello Exile is the most mature Menzingers album yet - both in terms of the newfound higher fidelity of the production (Will Yip working his magic once more) and lyrically, as they face headfirst failed relationships, aging and addictions. If you've never gotten into this band before, this would be a great introduction!
For Fans Of: PUP, Modern Baseball, Pkew PkewPkew, The Sidekicks
"Since forming as teenagers in 2006, The Menzingers have shown their strength as rough-and-tumble storytellers, turning out songs equally rooted in frenetic energy and lifelike detail. On their new album Hello Exile, the band take their lyrical narrative to a whole new level and share their reflections on moments from the past and present: high-school hellraising, troubled relationships, aging and alcohol and political ennui. And while their songs often reveal certain painful truths, Hello Exile ultimately maintains the irrepressible spirit that’s always defined the band. The sixth full-length from The Menzingers, Hello Exile arrives as the follow-up to After the Party: a 2017 release that landed on best-of-the-year lists from outlets like Clash and Noisey, with Stereogum praising its “almost unfairly wellwritten punk songs.” In creating the album, the band again joined forces with producer Will Yip (Mannequin Pussy, Quicksand), spending six weeks recording at Yip’s Conshohocken, PA-based Studio 4. “That’s the longest amount of time we’ve ever worked with Will,” notes Barnett. “We wanted to make sure these stories didn’t get lost in the music, so we kept it to a lot of room sounds with the guitar and bass and drums.”