The Menzingers rock out in Brooklyn, pay tribute to Asbury in new video for "Lookers" - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart
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Everyone’s favorite regional punks The Menzingers just released a video for their single “Lookers,” off of the soon-to-be-released full length After The Party. Coming out early next year on Epitaph Records, it captures the band’s rambunctious live show, filmed in black and white at Brooklyn venue The Knitting Factory.

The lyrics of the song, however, are focused on a different city a short drive south. Since the band’s inception in 2006, a North Jersey shore town has been a vital location for them, as lead singer/guitarist Greg Barnet says:

“We have a very close connection with the Asbury Park scene. 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.”

The single finds The Menzinger’s signature style mixed with a touch of warm summer sun, and although the slowed down and chilled vibes are slightly new to the Philadelphia four-piece, the catchy punk hooks are still there, as the band reminisces about the times Asbury Park has given them (“Jersey girls are always total heartbreakers / Julie from the Wonder Bar / I still wonder where you are”). As another fantastic addition to the band’s repertoire, “Lookers” sets some pretty high standards for After The Party, as the world becomes more and more anxious for its release.

Watch the video below, and check out the recently announced dates to The Menzingers 2017 tour with Jeff Rosenstock and Rozwell Kids. In addition, the band will be playing their annual holiday show at the Scranton Cultural Center with Tigers Jaw, Captain We’re Sinking, and more on December 17th. More information can be found on the XPN Concert Calendar.

Tour Dates w/ Jeff Rosenstock and Rozwell Kids

Feb 26 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
Mar 01 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
Mar 02 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
Mar 03 Chicago, IL – Metro
Mar 04 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
Mar 05 St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill
Mar 07 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live Studio
Mar 08 Dallas, TX – Trees
Mar 09 Austin, TX – Barracuda
Mar 12 San Diego, CA – The Irenic
Mar 13 Pomona, CA – The Glasshouse
Mar 15 San Francisco, CA – Slims
Mar 17 Denver, CO – The Summit
Mar 18 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
Mar 21 Birmingham, AL – Saturn
Mar 22 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade Heaven
Mar 23 Orlando, FL – The Social
Mar 24 Orlando, FL – The Social
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
Mar 30 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Mar 31 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
Apr 01 Boston, MA – Royale

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