Ahead of tomorrow's release date for No Closer To Heaven, The Wonder Years have released a new song titled "Thanks For The Ride," which you can stream in the replies. (via Spin). Singer Dan "Soupy" Campbell also gave an interview, which you can read here.
I was at this turning point with the [new] record where I was like, “I don’t want to write about the suburban American experience anymore, because I’ve written about it a hundred times.” I was thinking about other things in life that I wanted to touch on. It started to feel like I was in a footrace with an expanding universe, and I was never going to get to the finish line.
Unless you were living under a pop-punk rock: you've probably seen that The Wonder Years' highly anticipated new album leaked last night. The somewhat interesting part is that the source of the (really bad quality) leak was apparently from streaming service Deezer. Someone over there probably has some explaining to do this morning. However, according to multiple users the album also soon appeared on the UK Spotify as well. Over the past few years it's felt like album leaks were less prevalent (and with streaming services: less sought after) but this feels like one of the biggest in a long while. I'm genuinely curious how this will impact the band's first week sales. Now I'm going to go...
Dan Campbell and Josh Martin of The Wonder Years have released a video explaining in detail each of the 4 charities the band will make a donation to on your behalf if you pre-order their new albumNo Closer to Heaven. Check out the video in the replies for more information.
The Wonder Years have released the first single from their forthcoming new LP, No Closer To Heaven — the track is called “Cardinals” and you can watch the music video for it in the replies. No Closer To Heaven is out on September 4 via Hopeless Records and is now available for pre-order. When you pre-order the record, you are prompted to select one of four charities to which the band will make a donation to -- Futures Without Violence, Puppies Behind Bars, After-School All-Stars, or The Herren Project. More information on each of those charities is in the replies as well.
The Wonder Years will release their fourth full-length album, No Closer To Heaven via Hopeless Records on September 4. A new song / music video will be released tonight at midnight EST; pre-orders will go live at that time as well. The cover art is in the replies.
01. Brothers &
03. A Song for Patsy Cline
04. I Don't Like Who I Was Then
05. Cigarettes & Saints
06. The Bluest Things on Earth
07. A Song for Ernest Hemingway
08. Thanks for the Ride
09. Stained Glass Ceilings (feat. Jason Aalon Butler)
10. I Wanted So Badly to be Brave
11. You in January
12. Palm Reader
13. No Closer to Heaven
We've gotten tips from multiple people today telling us that they've seen listings in local newspapers advertising Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties being available to play weddings and bar mitzvahs. In the replies you can see a photo of the ad that was sent in to us. What do you all think this is about?
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.