I've written about The Wonder Years so many times over the past 5+ years, but they never cease to amaze me. Not only are they excellent on record, but their live show takes their songs to a new level; they embody the perfect balance between high energy and strong musicianship. Vocalist Dan "Soupy" Campbell leads the group and their loyal fans on an hour-long roller coaster of a performance.
Dan Campbell just posted a photo of The Wonder Years' new practice space with the caption "Since our last practice spot was condemned by the board of health, we'll be writing our next record in this new luxurious practice space ... until it too gets condemned by the board of health." It seems as though they'll be getting to work on LP4 sooner rather than later.
We're devastated to announce that we must cancel our upcoming Australian tour due to circumstances beyond out control. We appreciate all the support we've had over the years in Australia and are looking forward to coming back as soon as our schedule permits. Refunds will be available at the point of purchase.
Aaron West And The Roaring Twenties sold over 3,000 copies of We Don't Have Each Other in the album's opening week. That was good for number one on the New Artist Album and the Alternative New Artist Album charts, number seven on the Vinyl LP Album chart, and number 89 in the Billboard 200 overall. More numbers: number 18 Current Alternative Album, number 18 Independent Current Album and number 18 Top Internet Album. Congrats to Dan Campbell and Hopeless Records!
Michael Kennedy (The Wonder Years) is bringing back his Exercise Doesn’t Suck 5K charity event on August 30th in Montgomery County, PA. There is limited space, so check out the details in the replies if you want to participate!
We premiered Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties' new song "St. Joe Will Keep Us Safe" last week on the AbsolutePunk Podcast, you can now stream the song by itself in the replies. If you missed the podcast episode -- make sure to check it out as there's an extensive interview with Dan Campbell about the album/song as well.
Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties is premiering their first song "You Ain't No Saint" on Fuse. There's also a fantastic interview all about the project that you should read; Thomas Nassiff did a great job and Dan really opened up on what's behind this album. Pre-orders are also now up.
Definitely. The biggest challenge was making sure that I was basing the story around the real emotions of loss and the understanding and journey back from those kids of things; the toll it takes on you when you lose somebody in your life, whether it be from death or them deciding that they don't want to be a part of your life anymore, and you having to fill that hole in your heart. As a whole, it's a...
Later today (or in just a few minutes from now) Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties will be debuting "You Ain't No Saint" on Fuse. Pre-orders will also be up at that time. The new album is painfully awesome in the best way and we're going to have the man behind the music, Dan Campbell, chatting here on AP.net this Thursday at 4pm PST.
We were out at The Wonder Years' sold-out stop of The Greatest Generation Tour with Fireworks, Real Friends, Citizen and Modern Baseball in New York City on April 17, and our friend Sheri Berman came with us to shoot some photos. Check out the shots on our Facebook page. Now that the North American leg of this tour is over, we want to hear from you guys about your experiences at the stop you went to and what you thought of the tour package as a whole. Remember, if you're in Europe or the UK, The Greatest Generation Tourhits you in May.
The Greatest Generation World Tour is yet another testament to why The Wonder Years are the gold standard for the genre. Between their honest songs, their tight stage presence, their rabid fanbase and even the bands they surround themselves with, The Wonder Years have set the bar impossibly high for any other band hoping to take the pop-punk throne.
Dan Campbell (The Wonder Years) has launched Talking With Soup, a video series where he interviews people with the goal of creating a new type of interview setting for fans to watch. Check out his first interviews with Jack Barakat of All Time Low, Vic Fuentes of Pierce The Veil and pro wrestler Seth Rollins in the replies, and subscribe to future video updates on YouTube.
I've done a lot of interviews over the past few years. I mean, a lot, and I get asked the same couple of questions and give the same couple of answers constantly. Recently, I got the opportunity to interview a friend of mine and we had a blast, so, I figured why not do it more often? The goal is simple: use my...
The Wonder Years have announced their first major headlining tour since the release of The Greatest Generation, a six-week run throughout North America in March and April that will feature support from Defeater, Citizen, Real Friends and Modern Baseball. Acoustic VIP Session tickets that feature an exclusive acoustic show (limited to 50 per date) are on sale now and general admission tickets will be on sale this Friday at 10am local time. Tour dates and admat are in the replies and a statement from the band about the lineup they chose for this headliner is below.
We made the decision shortly after the release of The Greatest...
This is a fun one. PureVolume is giving away a bunch of band-drawn and autographed doodles from this past summer's Warped Tour and today they've giving away the The Wonder Years' doodle (drawn and autographed by Dan Campbell). How do you win that delicious doodle? Well, I know you're gonna have to get artistic and draw your own doodle of the band and hope that it impresses them. But make sure you check out all the details on how to win. There are a few steps. Good luck and have fun!
Listen to a mashup of Paramore's "Pressure" and The Wonder Years' "Coffee Eyes" in the replies. This is the Internet, so make sure you make a comment about it too. Also, the same guy mashed up Fall Out Boy's "My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark" and Paramore's "crushcrushcrush."