MUSIC NEWS: The Menzingers Announce ‘From Exile’
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The Menzingers have announced From Exile, due for digital release on 25th September 2020 and vinyl release on 13th November 2020. The new release is a reimagined, stripped-down version of the band’s 2019 album Hello Exile, which was recorded from the band’s respective homes while in isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We would track the songs from our own home studios, share the files via Dropbox, and pray it all made sense when pieced back together,” explains vocalist/guitarist Greg Barnett. “Initially, we planned for the album to be similar to our acoustic demo collection ‘On The Possible Past,’ but we quickly found out that this batch of songs benefited from more detailed arrangements,” adds Barnett. “We rewrote, and changed keys and melodies. We blended analog and digital instruments in ways we never had before. We dug through old lyric notebooks and added additional verses. We got our dear friend Kayleigh Goldsworthy to play violin on two songs. No idea was off limits. Hell, I even convinced the band to let me play harmonica on a song (no small feat!). The recording process ran from mid-March till June, and upon completion we sent it over to our dear friend and close collaborator Will Yip to mix and master.”
The band have revealed the reimagined versions of Strawberry Mansions and High School Friend.
From Exile is available to pre-order HERE.