The Menzingers dropped a new song and video “America (You’re Freaking Me Out)” from their upcoming album that uses an alien to comment on the current political climate in the U.S.
The song is the first track on the band’s forthcoming record Hello Exile, out October 4 via Epitaph Records.
The song is used as an escape from our current societal problems with its gigantic rhythms and overall intense sound.
“We’re living in a pretty insane time, where all you can think about every single day is ‘What the Hell is going on with this country?’” vocalist Greg Barnett said in a statement. “But as I was writing that song, I realized that it’s kind of always freaked me out, especially coming-of-age during the Iraq War. I love so much about America, but I think you can’t deny that there are some people in power who are absolutely evil.”
The video shows an alien traveling across the U.S. that is astounded by what it finds in this country. It definitely takes an outsider’s perspective of the world we live in every day. Check out the full video down below.
Earlier this summer, the band released “Anna” from the upcoming album that has an old-school vibe to it. Check out that video below.
Hello Exile is the follow up to the band’s 2017 album After The Party. You can preorder it here and check out the full tracklist below.
Hello Exile Track Listing
1. America (You’re Freaking Me Out)
3. High School Friend
4. Last to Know
5. Strangers Forever
6. Hello Exile
8. Strain Your Memory
9. I Can’t Stop Drinking
10. Strawberry Mansion
11. London Drugs
12. Farewell Youth
Back when the band announced the album, the Menzingers revealed they will be heading on tour with Tigers Jaw and Culture Abuse as support. Tickets are available here. You can check out all of the upcoming dates below.
10/25 — Columbus, OH @ Athaneum^
10/27 — Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick^
10/29 — Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater^
10/30 — Madison, WI @ Majestic Theater^
10/31 — St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall^
11/1 — Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater^
11/2 — Omaha, NE @ Slowdown^
11/3 — Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre^
11/5 — Seattle, WA @ El Corazon^
11/6 — Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre^
11/8 — San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s^
11/9 — San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s^
11/10 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent^
11/12 — Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse^
11/13 — Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red^
11/15 — Dallas, TX @ Trees^
11/16 — San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger^
11/17 — Austin, TX @ Mohawk^
11/19 — Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade^
11/20 — Charlotte, NC @ The Underground^
11/22 — Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum%
11/23 — Orlando, FL @ The Beacham%
11/24 — Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room%
11/26 — Nashville, TN @ Basement East^
11/29 — Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall^
11/30 — Pittsburgh, PA @ Roxian Theater^
12/1 — Toronto, ON @ Phoenix^
12/3 — Richmond, VA @ Broadberry^
12/4 — Washington, DC @ The Black Cat^
12/5 — New York, NY @ Warsaw^
12/6 — New York, NY @ Warsaw^
12/7 — Boston, MA @ House of Blues^^ w/ Tigers Jaw & Culture Abuse
% w/ Culture Abuse (no Tigers Jaw)
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