The Menzingers have released a new video for ‘Lookers,’ the lead single from their upcoming fifth album ‘After the Party’ (due out February 3 via Epitaph Records). Directed by Sean Stout at Terroreyes.tv, the video for ‘Lookers’ captures the Philadelphia-based punk band’s rousing live performance in stark black and white.
High-energy and warmly nostalgic, ‘Lookers’ finds the Menzingers paying tribute to their time spent in Asbury Park, weaving in images of smoke-filled diners and Jersey-girl heartbreakers.
“We have a very close connection with the Asbury Park scene,” says Menzingers singer/guitarist Greg Barnett. “It’s like a second home for the band, and ‘Lookers’ is a little love story about all the fond memories of the times we’ve spent there.”
Produced by Will Yip (Title Fight, Balance & Composure, Pianos Become the Teeth), ‘After the Party’ arrives as the follow-up to the Menzingers’ widely acclaimed 2014 album ‘Rented World’. Throughout ‘After the Party,’ Barnett and his fellow singer/guitarist Tom May, bassist Eric Keen, and drummer Joe Godino bring anthemic harmonies and larger-than-life melodies to deeply nuanced songwriting about getting older but not quite growing up.
Pre-orders for ‘After The Party’ are available here.
In February the Menzingers will embark on a US headline tour with Jeff Rosenstock and Rozwell Kid as support before heading to the UK and Europe in April for a headline tour with special guests The Flatliners. They’ll also be playing Groezrock Festival in Belgium.
THE MENZINGERS UK/EU HEADLINE TOUR:
(with Special Guests The Flatliners)
Tue 18 Apr Southampton, UK @ Talking Heads
Wed 19 Apr London, UK @ Koko
Thu 20 Apr Manchester, UK @ Academy 2
Fri 21 Apr Bristol, UK @ Bierkeller
Sat 22 Apr Glasgow, UK @ Oran Mor
Sun 23 Apr Derby, UK @ The Venue
Mon 24 Apr Norwich, UK @ Epic Studios
Wed 26 Apr Cologne, DE @ Underground
Thu 27 Apr Berlin @ Musik & Frieden
Fri 28 Apr Munster, DE @ Uncle M event
Sat 29 Apr Meerhout, BE @ Groezrock Festival