Rich Howells

MUSIC VIDEO: Scranton’s Menzingers show the ups and downs of relationships ‘After the Party’

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Scranton punk band The Menzingers have always had a knack for capturing the raw emotions wrapped up in the struggles of youth, particularly in love or lack thereof, and the new music video they released today for the title track of their latest album, “After the Party,” beautifully brings those feelings to life.

Directed by Kyle Thrash, who also made videos for Modern Baseball, The Wonder Years, Real Friends, Microwave, Four Year Strong, Neck Deep, Tiny Moving Parts, and Chiodos, and produced by W. Ian Ross, the video follows the lyrics of “After the Party” quite well, depicting a young couple during some of the best and worst times in their relationship, through some wild parties and snapshots of the real-life moments that follow them. The band appears in a few scenes throughout what feels more like a short film than a typical music video.

Keeping the party theme going, The Menzingers appropriately released a collaboration beer with Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company in February called After the Party, a “crushable” 4 percent ABV Irish-style dry stout.

The Menzingers are currently on a national tour with Jeff Rosenstock and Rozwell Kid, which stops at Irving Plaza in New York City on March 30 and The Fillmore in Philadelphia on March 31, though the Philly date will not include Rosenstock. Tickets for these shows are on sale now, and VIP bundles can be purchased here.

Now based in Philadelphia, the band returned to their hometown area last month for an acoustic album release show for “After the Party” at the Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre, meeting local fans and signing autographs afterward. See photos and videos of the entire 10-song set here.

Follow these links to watch the previously released music videos for “Lookers” and “Bad Catholics;” the latter was shot in Scranton.