Shane Told of Silverstein interviewed Dan Campbell for his podcast Lead Singer Syndrome. They talk about writing melodies, the challenges of starting a solo project, being a free agent after fulfilling their deal with Hopeless Records, and more.
Hopeless Records have posted a video containing Dan Campbell and Justin Pierre explaining the ideas and concepts behind the songs on their soon-to-be-released The Wonder Years and Motion City Soundtrack 7" split. It's in the replies.
01. My Last Semester
02. Logan Circle
03. Everything I Own Fits In This Backpack
04. Dynamite Shovel
05. New Years With Carl Weathers
06. It's Never Sunny In South Philadelphia
07. Hostels & Brothels
08. Melrose Diner
09. This Party Sucks
10. Hey Thanks
11. Washington Square Park
12. All My Friends Are In Bar Bands
13. Leavenhouse. 11:30
14. I'm Scared And I'm Sorry
15. Dynamite Shovel (Campfire Version)
16. Logan Circle: A New Hope
17. We Won't Bury You
We’re excited to announce a very limited Tour 7” with Motion City Soundtrack. If you purchase(d) a VIP Package from TWY or MCS, you will receive a code which will give you first dibs to purchase the 7" on Oct 9th. General On Sale goes up on the 12th. It will be first come first serve and while supplies last as it’s very limited. You can pick up VIP/GA Tickets here.
Not your standard split, this release had us trade instrumental versions of songs off our then-upcoming releases No Closer to Heaven and Panic Stations. Given only the song titles and having never...
The Wonder Years sold 22,987 copies of No Closer To Heaven in its first week of release, landing them at No. 9 on the Album Sales chart. With streaming factored in, the band moved over 24,000 units, placing them at No. 12 on the Billboard Top 200, No. 1 on the vinyl chart and No. 1 on the alternative chart. All of these numbers are career bests for the sextet, so congrats to the band, Hopeless Records, their management and everyone else!
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.