Here’s a sweet video recorded during SXSW 2017 in Austin, TX
(Photo Credit Charles Wzresniewski)
Today marks the premiere of the video for “After the Party,” the title track from The Menzingers’ latest album. The Philadelphia punk band’s fifth full-length, After the Party was released last month to much critical acclaim.
Directed by Kyle Thrash, “After the Party” unfolds as a frenetic short film following a young couple through Dairy Queen parking lots, trashed apartments, house parties, motel rooms, pool halls, and rooftops. The video’s gritty yet romantic sensibility perfectly captures the spirit of the song—a bittersweet anthem that Menzingers singer/guitarist Greg Barnett has described as “mundane moments etched behind eyelids that culminate into meaningful realizations, and of course give way to the beautiful trifecta of Sex! Drugs! Rock n Roll!”
Produced by Will Yip (Title Fight, Balance & Composure, Pianos Become the Teeth), After the Party offers a raw yet nuanced look at getting older but not quite growing up. In a five-star review, Blurt praised the album as “one of the best punk records you’ll hear this year.” Also hailing After the Party as the band’s best album to date, Blurt noted that The Menzingers “have been progressively growing from their fiery, aggressive earlier years into something more reflective and introspective, while never compromising energy or attitude.”
AFTER THE PARTY TRACKLIST:
1. Tellin’ Lies
2. Thick as Thieves
4. Midwestern States
5. Charlie’s Army
6. House on Fire
7. Black Mass
8. Boy Blue
9. Bad Catholics
10. Your Wild Years
11. The Bars
12. After the Party
13. Livin’ Ain’t Easy
The Menzingers are currently on tour in support of After the Party, with Jeff Rosenstock and Rozwell Kid opening up.
Tickets for the tour are on sale now.
THE MENZINGERS TOUR DATES:
Mar 23 Orlando, FL – The Social
Mar 24 Orlando, FL – The Social (Sold Out)
Mar 25 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
Mar 26 Tampa, FL – The State Theatre
Mar 28 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Mar 29 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel (Sold Out)
Mar 30 New York, NY – Irving Plaza (Sold Out)
Mar 31 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
Apr 01 Boston, MA – Royale (Sold Out)
Apr 04 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
Deposit Man Asks What if I Bang a Cowboy?
Deposit Man, a punk band based in Oulu, Finland has released the first single from their upcoming sophomore record. The track Bang a Cowboy premiered in digital format on 28.2.2017 along with a music video.
Bang a Cowboy shows off a lighter yet more versatile side to Deposit Man. “I wanted to compose a more romantic song then Lance named it Bang a Cowboy”, explains composer Elias Casanova.
Vocalist-Guitarist Lance Fono explains the idea behind the lyrics, “People these days stick religiously to their political sides, left or right and I wrote these lyrics to question what happens if you wanted to bang a gun toting cowboy, which side do you choose then?”.
Enjoy this lovely song and it’s accompanying video. It’s got a decidedly retro bubblegum / surfy pop feel to it. It’ll make you long for warm summer days.
British underground post punk band WEAK13 have released a new music video for their song “Obey The Slave” from their 2016 album
The band is currently preparing to record their second as yet untitled studio album with producer John Stewart at
WEAK13 – OBEY THE SLAVE
Gunslinger is one of the first songs The Digs ever wrote and falls in at track 4 on their 2015 full length which is now available on vinyl, cd, cassette and digital for just $5.00 through the end of 2016. The song was remixed and mastered for the video by Richard Marr at Galaxy Park Studios in Massachusetts and features label mate Dug McCormack of the band Psychic Dog on keys. The video was edited and arranged by Ocelot Records owner and The Digs drummer, Steve Knowles. Original cinematography and editing by Russ Meyer, “Wild Gals of the Naked West”.