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.
Since the Philadelphia and New York City dates of the Glamour Kills Tour have sold out, second shows are being added in both cities. The NY show will be a matinee on March 10 and the PA show will be on April 19. At these shows, The Wonder Yearswill be performingSuburbia I've Given You All and Now I'm Nothing in its entirety.
February's Shallow Water t-shirt can be purchased here. It was designed by Adam Vass of La Dispute and will benefit Mass Equality. These shirts are limited and the first three months sold out pretty quickly, so don't hesitate!
Tickets for the Glamour Kills tour featuring The Wonder Years, Polar Bear Club, Transit, The Story So Far, A Loss For Words (3/29-4/20) and Into It. Over It. (3/9-3/28) will go on sale at 3 pm. The direct link to the ticket purchase is here. Options to include the tour-only 12" (limited to 1,000) will be available, and you have to register an account before you buy tickets, so hurry up and do it! The artwork and tracklisting for the 12" can be seen in the replies.
Happy 26th birthday to The Wonder Years vocalist Dan "Soupy" Campbell. For his birthday, why don't you buy a presale ticket and limited tour-only LP for the Glamour Kills tour at 3 pm today when they go on sale?
The Wonder Years performed their last show of the year in Danbury, CT Sunday night as the headliner of the Glamour Kills Holiday Fest. The band ended the set with "All My Friends are in Bar Bands" with the help of their friends in Such Gold, A Loss for Words, Fireworks, Handguns and We Are the in Crowd. Check the replies for a video of the song.
The second Shallow Water charity shirt will go on sale at 4 pm EST today - in just one hour. This shirt is limited to 82 units and will benefit the Center for Women and Families. Read about the artist and the charity here. The last shirt sold out in 40 minutes, so don't sleep!
The first limited edition Shallow Water shirt is now on sale. This month, the charity-based clothing company (created by Soupy from The Wonder Years) is trying to purchase seven water filters through Defy Thirst. Each water filter can provide a family with clean water for up to 10 years. The design was done by Kevin Luong and the shirt is limited to 47. More information is in the replies.
Daniel Campbell (The Wonder Years) has announced his new charity clothing company, Shallow Water. The first charity shirt will be made available on November 1. Hit the replies for all the details you need to know.
Head to the replies to hear a b-side from The Wonder Years' Suburbia I've Given You All and Now I'm Nothing called "Living Room Song." The song was made available exclusively on a Japanese version of the CD, which you can purchase here if you want.