Scranton punk rock heroes The Menzingers have historically worked the imagery of religion into their lyrics — the push/pull between what we’re taught growing up, how to be a quote-unquote good person, and how that plays out in the real world. Their latest single (which showed up today on Spotify) addresses that head-on.
“Bad Catholics” finds co-frontman Greg Barnett narrating the story of a young couple who with pious parentage who are, for their part, indifferent towards church. They skipped out of mass before communion to get lit, loiter at the local Turkey Hill and evade the cops. But we all grow up, and later in life, the one runs into the other at a neighborhood picnic with a new husband and a baby on the way. Continue reading →