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The Menzingers Share Video For 'Strangers Forever'

Philadelphia-based punk band, The Menzingers, share the music video for the song 'Strangers Forever,' a track off the band’s forthcoming record, Hello Exile, out October 4 via Epitaph. The track is a searing tribute to parting ways, backing their spiky guitars with brilliantly barbed lyrics.

“Lyrically, the song is inspired by Leo Tolstoy's classic novel, Anna Karenina. In it, the character Darya Alexandrovna learns of her husband’s infidelity and declares: ‘Even if we remain in the same house, we are strangers — strangers forever!’” explains vocalist Greg Barnett. “The idea of becoming a stranger to someone you so intimately know stuck with me and became the overarching narrative to this song.”

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. The forthcoming sixth studio album, Hello Exile sees The Menzingers 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. With the band achieving that soul-baring intimacy all throughout the album, Hello Exile emerges as The Menzingers’ most emotionally daring work to date.

The Menzingers will hit the road early 2020 in Europe and the UK. Tickets are on sale now.


06/02    Southampton, UK Engine Rooms

07/02    Bristol, UK SWX

08/02    Manchester, UK Albert Hall

10/02    Dublin, Ireland Whelan’s

11/02    Glasgow, UK QMU

12/02    Newcastle, UK The Riverside

14/02    Birmingham, UK The Asylum

15/02    London, UK O2 Forum Kentish town




Sprague Dawley Whisper In The Dark

Whisper In The Dark is a narration about how cruel people can be in the grip of power. How some are willing to sacrifice anything for their own benefit. Religion, war, media, anxiety of the young people are just tools for them. We are just tools for them.

Sprague Dawley has gathered different perspectives to their music that tell about sorrow and pain people feel. Even when the subject is really sinister, the outcome has variable vibes in it. Musically, Sprague Dawley has advanced from the last album and they define their genre as grunge based rock, though their music is influenced also with various elements and genres.

Janne Nurmi says “New album contains even more influences from a variety of different genres, but we have not drifted too far from our roots. More likely we feel that we have just found some depth that was missing earlier. Musically as well as in compositions. Whisper In The Dark is a concept album, and while the songs on this album are different from one another, there is still a story, that goes along with the album. Sprague Dawley was formed 2008. Since then there has been some line-up changes. Third album is now on its way, and if we have learned something, it could be summed to phrase, ‘music comes first, all the shit comes second’”.



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