Red Scare Records
Having previously enjoyed A Lesson in the abuse of Information Technology, I switched on The Menzingers’ new record with that mixed sense of excitement and trepidation you get when you like a band and don’t want to be let down by a dubious second album. With Chamberlain Waits you certainly aren’t disappointed. The raw and passionate sounds that are so evident in the first album are honed to brilliance, giving us track after track that is not only easy on the ears, but that makes your stomach …
The first track off this record is without a doubt one of the strongest starting tracks of a record I have heard. “Memories” leads Hurley into a succession of solid songs. It has that classic Weezer sound that we know and love, yet this one goes beyond that. There is another layer that is more melodic and before I knew it I was singing along, even before I was one hundred percent sure of the words.
I’m not gonna say this record is perfect, cuz it’s not. It has …