By on February 24, 2012

Alternative rock trio MENEW released their debut full-length album WIDE AWAKE HELLO (The Orchard/RedCore Music Group) today(2/21). The collection of 11 dynamic and diverse tracks can be purchased directly on iTunes ( and other digital retailers. Physical copies of the album–as well as bundle packages including collectable replica handwritten lyrics, t-shirts, autographed posters and more–are available now via Also for a limited time, MENEW is offering their first single, “Don’t Give Up On Us Now,” as an exclusive free download at
The Toronto-based brothers–Shade (Vocals/Guitar), Key (Piano/Synthesizers) and Nathan Samuel Phillip (Drums/Vocals)–recently debuted their music video for the album’s lead off track and second single, “Wide Awake.” Directed by Lyle Christie and shot in a San Francisco warehouse, the high-energy performance video showcases MENEW’s zealous and electrifying live musicianship. Cruising from shimmering synths into a propulsive hypnotic hook, “Wide Awake” serves as a declaration of the band’s arrival. The video is impacting nationwide TV via on-demand delivered to millions of households, closed circuit shown at hotels, restaurants and health clubs across the U.S., several regional music programs and via online outlets. Check out the “Wide Awake” video here:
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. For WIDE AWAKE HELLO, the band locked themselves in the legendary Dockside Studios in Louisiana with producer/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.
Once recorded, Grammy Award-winning producer and engineer Jack Joseph Puig (John Mayer, Green Day, U2) mixed WIDE AWAKE HELLO, fine-tuning and bringing another level of refinement.
To celebrate the LP release, MENEW will support Filter on a string of East Coast dates kicking off March 1 and bringing them to theGramercy Theatre in New York on Thursday, March 8 (full itinerary below).
MENEW Tour Dates with Filter:
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



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