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The Menzingers improve on all fronts

The Menzingers improve on all fronts

Late last week, Tom May — the 27-year-old singer and guitarist for the Philadelphia punk band the Menzingers — waited to board a plane at Texas' Austin-Bergstrom International Airport that would take him to his hometown of Scranton, Pa., for a cousin's wedding. It was one more reminder that he was no longer a kid, and hasn't been for a long time.

“People are getting married. People are dying. People are doing all of these things,” May said on the phone. “We always write what we know, like what happens in our lives, and things are starting to get a lot more serious than they ever were before.”

April's “Rented World,” the Menzingers' fourth album, signified a gut check. The...