MENEW ANNOUNCES DEBUT FULL-LENGTH ALBUM ‘WIDE AWAKE HELLO’ AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE FEBRUARY 21

By on January 27, 2012
CONFIRMED TOUR DATES WITH FILTER
KICK-OFF MARCH 1
VIDEO FOR “DON’T GIVE UP ON US NOW” OUT NOW
SUCCESSES FROM 2008 EP
‘OF THE FUTURE’
EARN THE BAND A NATIONAL TV APPEARANCE, NOTABLE LIVE
PERFORMANCES AND SEVERAL TV PLACEMENTS

The Toronto-based trio of brothers MENEW has already accomplished what more than thousands of aspiring musicians will ever do–even before releasing an album–including earning a performance spot in 2009 on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” The prolonged wait is now over as MENEW has announced their debut full-length album WIDE AWAKE HELLO will be available worldwide Tuesday, February 21 (digitally via The Orchard and physically via their own RedCore Music Group). To celebrate the release of the record, the band has also confirmed a string of tour dates with Filter, kicking off March 1 and bringing them to the Gramercy Theatre in New York on Thursday, March 8 (full itinerary below).
MENEW (pronounced MENU) infuse instrumental intricacy into alternative rock. Whether it’s a subdued piano hum or an anthemic guitar-fueled refrain, MENEW remain unpredictable, discarding all notions of formula or convention. ForWIDE AWAKE HELLO, the band locked themselves in the legendary Dockside Studios in Louisiana withproducer/engineer Christian Mock (3 Doors Down, 10 Years, Flyleaf) and rather than tracking and writing separately, the brothers jammed every note out in the same room, capturing a raw energy vital to their sound. The result is a collection of 11 dynamic and diverse tracks.
Once recorded, Grammy Award-winning producer and engineer Jack Joseph Puig (John Mayer, Green Day, U2) mixed WIDE AWAKE HELLO, fine-tuning everything and bringing another level of refinement.
With its cinematic scope and energy, the album’s first single “Don’t Give Up On Us Now” has been featured prominently in episodes of MTV’s “Jersey Shore,” “The Hills” and NBC’s “Chuck.” The song has receivedover 200,000 plays on YouTube and the official video–which is filmed from a unique first-person perspective–continues gaining views: http://youtu.be/WlcomiUB7OM. Another gem off the LP, “Wide Awake,” cruises from shimmering synths into a propulsive hypnotic hook. The song serves as a declaration of the band’s arrival and a bit of wakeup call. A video for this track will be released in the coming weeks.
Success began forMENEW–Shade (Vocals/Guitar), Key (Piano/Synthesizers) and Nathan Samuel Phillip(Drums/Vocals)–in June 2008 when they independently released a six-song EP entitled OF THE FUTURE. The initial response was overwhelmingly positive and in fact the trio was short-listed for four Grammy Awardsincluding “Album of the Year.” The acclaim also earned the band their first-ever national TV appearance on “The Late Show with David Letterman” in February 2009. Watch MENEW perform “This Isn’t Real” (also included on the new full-length) here: http://www.menew.com/videosletterman.html.
MENEW has shared the stage with U2, played at Rock on the Range, The Frank Zappa Manifesto and previously toured with Filter. They are eager to get back out on the road with their touring friends and share the new music with ever-growing fans.
Pre-order physical copies of the new album WIDE AWAKE HELLO now via http://www.menew.com/preorder-wide-awake-hello.html for $9.99 (plus shipping). Each CD includes collectable replica handwritten lyrics to one song; some songs are more limited than others.
MENEW Tour Dates with Filter
DATE CITY  VENUE
Thu 3/1 Hampton Beach, NH  Wally’s Pub
Sat 3/3 Fitchburg, MA  Marriot Fitchburg Trade Centre
Sun 3/4 Wantagh, NY  Mulcahey’s
Tue 3/6 Albany, NY  Jillian’s
Wed 3/7 Foxborough, MA  Showcase Live
Thu 3/8 New York, NY  Gramercy Theatre
Fri 3/9 Laurel, DE  Station 7 Live
Track listing for WIDE AWAKE HELLO:
1. Wide Awake
2. The Neon Light (Part 1) / In Debt (Part 2)
3. Can’t Help Myself
4. Don’t Give Up On Us Now
5. Sinking Ship
6. Fighter Orphan
7. Never Let Go
8. Drowning Your Heart
9. This Isn’t Real
10. Wait For It
11. I Don’t Know Why



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