The Menzingers Announce Deluxe Album

The Menzingers will release a deluxe version of Some of it Was True on May 31st. Today they’ve shared “Gone West.”

Today, beloved Philadelphia punk institution The Menzingers are announcing ‘Some Of It Was True (Deluxe)’: the expanded special edition of their critically acclaimed seventh album out this Friday, May 31st. Enhancing the collection of contemplative sing-a-longs marked by cathartic choruses, The Menzingers extend the fun with two new tracks including single “Gone West” which is available to listen to now. Both new songs will also be available physically on limited 7-inch vinyl, available to pre-order HERE.

The Menzingers also share the accompanying music video for “Gone West” which was shot and edited by the band’s good friend and touring crew member, Tyler Long. Filmed during their massive headlining tour last Winter, the video depicts a collage of endearing moments on and off the stage.  Check it out below:

“Gone West”

“We recorded “Gone West” at the same time as ‘Some of it Was True’ and although we didn’t think it fit just right on the album, it has some of my favorite guitar and vocal melodies,” vocalist/guitarist Tom May recalls. “The lyrics are a tongue-in-cheek play on accepting the truth of your own mortality. I always thought “goin’ west” was an interesting euphemism for dying; following the sun.”

Four years since the release of 2019’s Hello Exile, on ‘Some Of It Was True (Deluxe)’ The Menzingers collaborated with Grammy-nominated producer Brad Cook (Bon Iver, the War on Drugs, Waxahatchee). Recorded at Texas’s legendary Sonic Ranch studio, Cook helped accomplish the daunting task of capturing their distinctive live energy within the confines of a studio and what results is their most immediate-sounding and energetic record to date.

Lyrically, Some Of It Was True is a showcase for how the band’s songwriting has expanded beyond their own personal experiences, drawing from what’s happening around them and the lives of those who keep this world’s lifeforce pumping. “This record just feels different for us,” vocalist and guitarist Greg Barnett explains. “It’s a really important one in our catalog, and a pivotal moment in our history. We have the liberty of our fans growing with us now, and after writing these lyrical songs about where we are in life, we decided to take other peoples’ stories and make something bigger out of it.”