The Wonder Years' new album, The Greatest Generation, has debuted at No. 20 on the Billboard 200 charts with 19,673 units moved in first-week sales. For some perspective: The first time I interviewed the band, they were excitedly reporting first-week sales of The Upsides that came in at 1,852 units. Suburbia I've Given You All and Now I'm Nothing debuted two years ago with 8,100 first-week sales. Congratulations to the band, their management and Hopeless Records!
In the replies, you can watch video of The Wonder Years performing "Came Out Swinging" acoustically at yesterday's Soundcheck Hollywood in-store performance. Don't forget - the band's pop-up shop is happening this week in Philadelphia from the 14th to the 17th, so don't miss out.
Stream The Wonder Years' new record The Greatest Generation in its entirety here. You can read some first impressions on the record from Jason and Drew, and Thomas' review should be live this week as well. Is this album meeting your expectations? Surpassing? Let us know in the comments. Remember, the record hits stores on May 14th and you can pre-order it via iTunes here.
It's 2013 and no one that wasn't supposed to have our record got it until we mailed them out. It's shocking and really a nice feeling that a bond of mutual respect with everyone who had the press stream kept the album where it belonged.
Now, the record is streaming so you can listen guilt free. Like I said,...
Michael Kennedy, drummer for The Wonder Years, is doing his first-ever 5K run for charity in Montgomery County, PA. "The Exercise Doesn't Suck 5K" will take place on June 2, and participation in the event is limited to only 30 people. Send an email if you're interested in participating. Kennedy said in a detailed statement, which you can read fully in the replies, that this is a test-run for hopefully bigger charity events in the future.
The Wonder Years are doing this thing where you can upload a video to Vimeo asking them a question. Then they will take your video and answer your question, and compile and bunch, and put them on the Internet. Learn more in the replies - and it's worth watching even if you're not interested, because the video is funny.
We told you last week about The Wonder Years' pop-up shop going on in Philadelphia during the release week for The Greatest Generation, and now the band has released tickets for each night. The tickets are free - you just have to print them out and bring them with you to the event. However, they are limited, and the final night (featuring an acoustic Wonder Years performance, meet-and-greet and signings) is almost "sold out." Head to the replies to see what's going down each night.
The Wonder Years will be playing in-store sessions during the release week of The Greatest Generation in California, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York. Check out where and when in the replies.
Head here to check out "Dismantling Summer," the second song released from The Wonder Years' new record, The Greatest Generation. It's out May 14 via Hopeless Records. If you somehow missed it, we streamed the first track, "Passing Through A Screen Door," here. What do you think of the new track?
The Wonder Yearshave announced a pop-up shop with Glamour Kills. The pop-up shop will be open from May 14-17 at Stupid Easy Ideas Gallery in Philadelphia. It will feature acoustic performances by a host of different artists, signings, movies, food and limited edition collaborative items. There's an admat in the replies and The Greatest Generation is out May 14 via Hopeless.
The Wonder Years have announced four record release shows in 24 hours in support of The Greatest Generation. The band will play in Philadelphia at 6pm on May 10 with Modern Baseball, then in New York City at 12am on May 11 with A Loss for Words. Then comes Chicago at 10am on May 11 with Mixtapes and to close it out, Los Angeles at 6pm on May 11 with The Sheds. Tickets can be purchased here. The Greatest Generation graces our ears May 14 via Hopeless Records.
Among the preorder options for The Wonder Years' upcoming record, The Greatest Generation, are several packages that offer a few different 7"s. There are five different clear variants, and on the B-side of the vinyl is an emblem that represents one of the five recurring themes on the record - bombs, pill bottles, ghosts, devils and birds. One package includes all five 7"s while the other packages include a random 7" and you can see the pressing information for the different variants in the replies.
The pre-order bundles for The Wonder Years's upcoming album, The Greatest Generation, are live again. The initial red variant pressing of 1200 has been expanded to 3000. Also the bundles are back and have been fitted with the red variant as well, thus making the blue variant out of print.
Just a friendly reminder that Monday at 3pm EST / noon PST, we will be debuting the first song from The Wonder Years' new record, The Greatest Generation. At 6pm EST / 3pm PST, the band will be in the exclusive thread to chat with fans as well. Paired with the song stream will be a lengthy interview I did with Dan Campbell, a tiny portion of which you can read below.
Up until now, Iíve spent my life content in mediocrity, afraid of failure and hiding behind things, just saying, ďThis is the best I can do.Ē I made excuses based on where I came from and the defects in my bloodstream. I was hiding behind mistakes I had made in the past. I wasnít fighting for great, I was content in good,...
See, I never really felt like I got this band before. I liked a bunch of their songs. I got why kids were relating with the lyrics. I understood the passion and the excitement. But there was never an it moment that cemented for me that this was anything special. It was good, it was fun, but with all the excitement I was seeing from other fans online Ö Iíd always go back and re-listen to the albums hoping that I was missing something. That after this listen I would fully get why everyone was so...
The Wonder Years will be putting out The Greatest Generation on May 14 via Hopeless Records. Today we're happy to share with you all that we'll be bringing you the first taste of that record right here on AP.net on Monday at 3 p.m. EST / noon PST. We'll have the first song stream from the album along with a lengthy interview I conducted with Dan Campbell. Additionally, The Wonder Years will be coming into that song stream thread at 6 p.m. EST / 3 p.m. PST for a full-on band chat to talk with everyone, so make sure you quit your job or whatever else you need to do in order to be on the Internet all day Monday.
The Wonder Years have released an album trailer for The Greatest Generation, which drops May 14 via Hopeless Records. In it, the band explains the meaning behind the album's title and talks a bit about the album writing and recording process. There's video of the guys in the studio and there's a new song clip in there, taken from the opening track "There, There." Check it out in the replies. Oh, and they've also updated their website.
I wanna be remembered for more than this. I think we all do. See, people say the greatest generation has come and gone, but they're wrong. They haven't seen what we're capable of.
The Wonder Yearswill release their new album, The Greatest Generation, on May 14th via Hopeless Records. The artwork can be found in the replies.
01) There, There
02) Passing Through A Screen Door
03) We Could Die Like This
04) Dismantling Summer
05) The Bastards, The Vultures, The Wolves
06) The Devil in My Bloodstream
07) Teenage Parents
09) An American Religion (FSF)
10) A Raindance In Traffic
13) I Just Want To Sell Out My Funeral
The Wonder Years's Manton Street 7" - made up of the four bonus tracks from the deluxe version of The Upsides - is now up for pre-order from Run For Cover Records. The third pressing of The Upsides is also available.
The Wonder Years have announced a spring headlining tour with support from Fireworks, Hostage Calm and Misser. The tour begins March 8 in New Jersey and travels through March 29 in Delaware. All of the dates and the admat are in the replies. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, Dec. 7 at 3 p.m. EST, and all ticket links can be found here.
Update: No Sleep is releasing The Wonder Years' Sleeping on Trash: A Collection of Songs Recorded 2005-2010 on February 12th, 2013. You can pre-order it here.
There's a No Sleep Records ad circulating around that's causing some confusion amongst fans. The ad in question features an upcoming The Wonder Years 12"/CD Sleeping On Trash to be released in February. However this is not the upcoming full-length from the band; it is something else entirely. Something No Sleep promises details on soon. Feel free to speculate away in the replies.
We have a ton of The Wonder Years' fans and WWE fans on this site so this story will be of great interest to them. Dan "Soupy" Campbell recently wrote a "Best and Worst of Survivor Series" article for With Leather, which you can read here.
It's been a while since I've posted anything like this, and I'm feeling in a "love isn't the worst thing in the world" mood today -- so I figured I'd share a video of a happy couple getting engaged at at recent The Wonder Years' show. Check the replies.
You can check out my interview with Dan "Soupy" Campbell (The Wonder Years) here. We discussed the current Hopeless Records tour, his band's outside-the-box thinking on merch, and what it's like to be someone's hero.