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, I’ve spent my life content in mediocrity, afraid of failure and hiding behind things, just saying, “This is the best I can do.” 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 wasn’t 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 … I’d 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.
Happy first birthday, Suburbia I've Given You All And Now I'm Nothing. The Wonder Years' big announcement that they've been teasing is a 200-page, 9" X 8" book called A Year As A Ghost that includes tour photos, scans of lyric sheets, handwritten tour stories and other artifacts. In addition, Suburbia is getting reissued, and all orders of the book come with a digital copy of the reissue, which includes 11 rare recordings such as basement demos and B-sides. Dan Campbell has posted a statement about the book in the replies.
In the replies you can watch a (long) video interview with Dan Campbell of The Wonder Years from Bled Fest this past weekend. The most important information drawn from it is that the band will be making the big announcement that it has been teasing on June 14.
You can preorder the remixed/remastered version of The Wonder Years' Get Stoked On It from No Sleep Records' Bandcamp. You can also listen to the new versions of "Keystone State Dude-Core," "What If We [Swam] Into Nothing" and "When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong" on that page as well. I've been spinning the new versions of these songs all morning and I will say that the redone versions make a huge difference in the sound quality.
I didn't see a lot of discussion about this little tidbit in our exclusive stream thread Tuesday, so I figured I'd make another post about it: In Tuesday's Too Long; Do Read article, we reveal that The Wonder Years are hoping to write a new full-length record this summer and record later this year for a late spring/early summer release on Hopeless Records in 2013. This isn't set in stone by any means but this is currently the band's plan.
No Sleep Records will be doing a digital-only reissue of The Wonder Years' first full-length album, Get Stoked On It! The reissue will be remixed and remastered and come out May 15. Check the replies to see the new artwork.
Nick Steinborn (guitar/keys, The Wonder Years) has released a four-song EP called Some Songs on Bandcamp under the moniker Why Bother? He wrote and recorded all of the instruments and it is currently available for a name-your-price download.
This submission is the first we've seen of it, but a fan just wrote in that at the Glamour Kills show last night in Pomona CA, Soupy from The Wonder Years announced that the band recorded an album this past winter in Huntington Beach, CA. Anyone else there? Wonder what it could be? We've reached out to the band for comment/confirmation, and we'll keep you updated.
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Update: A few readers are writing in the comments that Soupy was specifically talking about when and where Suburbia... was recorded, and not a "new" release. Good bet it seems.
It looks like tomorrow's announcement from The Wonder Years is a preorder for a split 6" record (yes, 6") from them and Stay Ahead of the Weather. On tonight's Gunz Show, Soupy from the band said, "[Stay Ahead of the Weather] recorded a song, we recorded a song, this was last year. We were talking for so long about how bad we wanted to put this split out, but it never found the right timing… it’s finally happening, it goes on sale tomorrow… The songs are obviously killer." It's going to be limited to 1,000 and on a few different colors. We'll post a link to the preorder tomorrow when it goes live.