The Menzingers Announce New Album 'Some of It Was True,' Share Single

Hear "Hope Is a Dangerous Little Thing"

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Aug 15, 2023

Scranton, PA's punk champions, the Menzingers, have announced the release of a new studio album, led by new single "Hope Is a Dangerous Little Thing." 

Some of It Was True reveals its (non-)fictions on October 13 via Epitaph Records. Recorded at the Sonic Ranch in El Paso with producer Brad Cook (Megafaun), it follows the band's 2019 LP, Hello Exile, and 2020's subsequent From Exile.

"Written over the last two and a half years in hotels, backstages, basements, and rehearsal rooms and recorded during a life-changing retreat down south, Some of It Was True is the most realized version of what we set out to do when we started this band 17 years ago — have fun and be ourselves," frontman Greg Barnett explained in a statement.

The collection includes recent single "There's No Place in This World for Me," as well as latest preview "Hope Is a Dangerous Little Thing." By title alone, there feels like some subtle Lana Del Rey worship going on with the latter... but maybe the emo quartet are just really into ponchos. Sonically, it's classic Menzingers: a driving, knotty knit of angst with a perfect singalong hook.

Check out the full tracklist below, where you can also watch the Bob Sweeney-directed "Hope Is a Dangerous Little Thing" video.

Some of It Was True:

1. Hope Is a Dangerous Little Thing
2. There's No Place in This World for Me
3. Nobody Stays
4. Some of It Was True
5. Try
6. Come On Heartache
7. Ultraviolet
8. Take It to Heart
9. Love at the End
10. Alone in Dublin
11. High Low
12. I Didn't Miss You (Until You Were Gone)
13. Running in the Roar of the Wind

Pre-order Some of It Was True.

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