"I Don’t Wanna Be An Asshole Anymore" - The Menzingers
The excellence of this song is already established. It’s a fist-pumping anthem both the dissatisfied youth and the not-so-youthful can immediately identify with without feeling like self-pitying mopes.
Coinciding with today’s release of The Impossible Past follow-up Rented World, The Menzingers unveiled this clever music video directed by Whitey McConnaughy. Our ambigutagonist has had enough of the lonely serial killer life and wants to turn over a new leaf.
The kicker - he’s kinda kicking ass at it. He’s really sticking with that whole “new leaf” thing. He’s staying positive, keeping at it, and putting that machete to a societally-beneficent use. I only hope he sanitized it. Sure he’s a little creepy, but it’s in that lovable, pre-00’s classic romance way.
After you’ve had some fun with the video, check out Rented World via your favorite legal music medium. The band will be on tour soon, and half the people who will be in those crowds already know every word to every song.
And spoilers, but finally he knows what it’s like to have the rug pulled out from under you when you’re home free.
- Tyler Hanan