STREAMING: Menzingers release surprise St. Patrick’s Day EP of Irish songs
The punk rockers are hard at work on their new album, a follow-up to 2014’s “Rented World,” but they “bought a case of beer, bottle of whiskey, and recorded two songs,” according to their Facebook page, wishing their fans a “happy St. Paddy’s Day.” The EP, titled “Masharimdaba” on SoundCloud, features two covers that have had many renditions over the years.
“Dirty Old Town” was written by Ewan MacColl and recorded by The Dubliners, The Pogues, Rod Stewart, The Mountain Goats, and plenty of others, while “Whiskey in the Jar” is a traditional Irish song that The Dubliners and The Pogues have performed, along with everyone from Metallica to Thin Lizzy.
Stream them below via SoundCloud:
Listen to singer/guitarist Tom May talk about the upcoming full-length album, among several other topics, in Episode 43 of the NEPA Scene Podcast, and see photos from their NEPA Holiday Show last December here.