"On the Impossible Past" is the third studio album of the American punk rock band The Menzingers. It was released in 2012 and almost immediately garnered critical acclaim. Metacritic calculated an average score of 93 out of 100, which is frankly a dazzling showing. The album is filled with the self reflection and self doubt of a working class person trying to survive in a world that feels uncaring. "Maybe I'm not dying I'm just living in decaying cities, / but I'm still healthy, I'm still fine, / I'll be spending all my time readin' the obituaries./ But I will fuck this up, / I fucking know it." says the speaker in the second track "The Obituaries". This claustrophobic loneliness colors the album brilliantly. This special 10th anniversary edition has updated artwork, and includes both the original album, and the EP "On the Possible Past", together on vinyl for the first time. It's also a special edition color!
The Menzingers are an American punk rock band, formed in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in 2006. The band are true descendants of the classic north eastern punk rock scene. With their vulnerable yet aggressive music that combines the edge of punk with melodic introspection, The Menzingers took the scene by storm. They've received glowing endorsements from such greats as Brett Gurewitz, of Bad Religion, who said to punknews.org, "These guys are the kind of pure punk rock I grew up with." They've toured with numerous artists, Anti-Flag, Against Me!, Taking Back Sunday, Pianos Become The Teeth, and Tigers Jaw, just to name a few. Their music speaks to the day to day burdens of the working class, and the complicated relationship with hope that comes along with it.
On the Impossible Past
On The Possible Past