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The Menzingers Share New Single “Gone West” Ahead Of ‘Some Of It Was True (DELUXE)’

The Menzingers 2024
[Photo by: Ashley Gellman]

The Menzingers have done it again with their dreamy new single, “Gone West.” The song centers around themes of moving on and letting go. Complete with a music video comprised of tour footage, this single is just a taste of what’s to come when Some Of It Was True (DELUXE) arrives this Friday, May 31. 

Recorded at the same time as their 2023 album, Some Of It Was True, “Gone West” is a familiar sound for The Menzingers. Slotting right into the deluxe album with alluring guitar melodies and contemplative lyrics, vocalist/guitarist Tom May recalls the track containing some of his favorite guitar work and vocals. “The lyrics are a tongue-in-cheek play on accepting the truth of your own mortality,” he adds. “I always thought ‘goin’ west” was an interesting euphemism for dying; following the sun.”

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“Set with the Sun/Make no promises/Become No One/Can you let it go?,” the lyrics question one’s sense of self and responsibility. The song alludes to letting go of expectation and obligation as the key to moving forward in life, even if that means being at the end of the road.

The MenzingersSome Of It Was True (DELUXE) will be released this Friday via Epitaph Records and can be pre-ordered or pre-saved here. You can also check them out on tour in North America, the UK, and Australia this year.

Tour Dates:

  • June 5—Providence, RI @ Fete Music Hall
  • June 6—Harrisburg, PA @ Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center
  • June 7—Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Hall
  • June 8—Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Hall
  • June 9—Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!
  • June 11—Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
  • June 12—Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
  • June 13—Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
  • June 14—Orlando, FL @ The Beacham
  • June 15—Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
  • June 16—Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
  • June 19—Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
  • June 20—Asheville, NC @ Salvage Station
  • June 21—Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
  • June 22—Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
  • June 23—Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
  • June 26—Kansas City, MO @ Madrid Theatre
  • June 27—Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
  • June 28—Madison, WI @ The Sylvee
  • June 29—Lansing, MI @ Grewal Hall at 224
  • July 13—Atlantic City, NJ @ AC Beer & Music Fest
  • July 27— Richmond, VA @ Brown’s Island
  • Aug. 15—Brisbane, Australia @ The Triffid
  • Aug. 16—Thornberry, Australia @ The Croxton Bandroom
  • Aug. 17—Sydney, Australia @ Crowbar
  • Aug. 18—Sydney, Australia @ Crowbar
  • Aug. 20—Wellington, New Zealand @ San Fran
  • Aug. 21—Auckland, New Zealand @ Whammy Bar
  • Nov. 29—Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
  • Dec. 6—London, UK @ The Underworld
  • Dec. 7—London, UK @ The Underworld
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