“Strangers Forever” The Menzingers

The Menzingers have shared a video for the music video for their single “Strangers Forever,” a track off the quartet’s forthcoming release  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.”

The Menzingers
Hello Exile
Track Listing

1. America (You’re Freaking Me Out)
2. Anna
3. High School Friend
4. Last to Know
5. Strangers Forever
6. Hello Exile
7. Portland
8. Strain Your Memory
9. I Can’t Stop Drinking
10. Strawberry Mansion
11. London Drugs
12. Farewell Youth

North American
Tour Dates

25/10      Columbus, OH            Athaneum^
27/10      Detroit, MI                   Magic Stick^
29/10      Minneapolis, MN        Varsity Theater^
30/10      Madison, WI                Majestic Theater^
31/10      St. Louis, MO             Delmar Hall^
01/11       Lawrence, KS             Granada Theater^
02/11       Omaha, NE                 Slowdown^
03/11       Denver, CO                Ogden Theatre^
05/11       Seattle, WA                El Corazon^
06/11       Portland, OR              Hawthorne Theatre^
08/11       San Francisco, CA     Slim’s^
09/11       San Francisco, CA     Slim’s^
10/11      Los Angeles, CA        The Regent^
12/11      Pomona, CA               The Glasshouse^
13/11      Phoenix, AZ                Club Red^
15/11      Dallas, TX                   Trees^
16/11      San Antonio, TX         Paper Tiger^
17/11      Austin, TX                   Mohawk^
19/11      Atlanta, GA                 The Masquerade^
20/11      Charlotte, NC             The Underground^
22/11      Tampa, FL                  The Orpheum%
23/11      Orlando, FL                 The Beacham%
24/11      Ft. Lauderdale, FL      Culture Room%
26/11      Nashville, TN              Basement East^
29/11      Philadelphia, PA         Franklin Music Hall^
30/11      Pittsburgh, PA            Roxian Theater^
01/12       Toronto, ON               Phoenix^
03/12       Richmond, VA            Broadberry^
04/12       Washington, DC         The Black Cat^
05/12       New York, NY             Warsaw^
06/12       New York, NY             Warsaw^
07/12       Boston, MA                 House of Blues^

^ w/ Tigers Jaw & Culture Abuse
% w/ Culture Abuse (no Tigers Jaw)

UK and European Dates

25/01    Hamburg, Germany Gruenspan
26/01    Berlin, Germany Bi Nuu
28/01    Vienna, Austria WuK
29/01    Zurich, Germany Dynamo
30/01    Stuttgart, Germany Universum
31/01    Munich, Germany Technikum
01/02    Cologne, Germany Kantine
03/02    Amsterdam, Netherlands Melkweg
04/02    Antwerp, Belgium Zappa
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