Last night at the Philly date of Into It. Over It's headlining "Full Band Tour," the original members of The Progress played two songs. One of which was "US Camera" with Soupy of The Wonder Years. You can find a video of it all in the replies.
Today is Nick Steinborn's (keys/guitar/beard for The Wonder Years) birthday. An anonymous source (lead singer Dan Campbell) informed me that Nick spent his birthday by being two hours late to band practice and buying a new Alienware laptop. Head to the replies to wish him a good one.
The Wonder Years recently announced the release of a book titled A Year As A Ghost: On Tour with The Wonder Years. The 200-page book, which you can now purchase, is full of photos taken by Mitchell Wojcik, chronicling the band's last year on tour since the release of Suburbia I've Given You All And Now I'm Nothing. If you head to the replies, you can check out nine awesome exclusive page reveals from the book, and remember that today is the last day to purchase the book and receive a free original photo print from the book, autographed by the whole band. Leave your thoughts on the photos in the replies and talk about how excited you are to get this in the mail!
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.
Not sure if you guys have gotten the memo, but The Wonder Years have started to play venues bigger than VFW-sized rooms. However, East Coast Collective is throwing Today's Mixtape Festival, a 3 day pop-punk festival in Long Island, NY, in a rather small room, and The Wonder Years happen to be headlining the Saturday date. If you want to win a 3 day pass to this festival, be around on the site this Monday around...let's say...8 PM EST? Yea, that sounds good to me.
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.
The Early November recently took off on a new tour with The Wonder Years, The Swellers and Young Statues. A couple days ago, the vocalists of each of these groups - Ace Enders from TEN, Dan Campbell from TWY, Nick Diener from The Swellers, and Carmen Cirignano from Young Statues - took the time to record an acoustic cover of Semisonic's "Closing Time," which you can now watch in the replies. It's a fun cover, with all four vocalists singing to round out the song. A regular barbershop quartet, these guys. The tour continues on until June 9, and you can also see the remaining tour dates in the replies.
The Early November just kicked off its tour with The Wonder Years, The Swellers and Young Statues. We were lucky enough to have our photographer friend, Dana Burke, attend the first show of the tour at Irving Plaza in New York City on Wednesday night. She managed to get some photos of each band, so you can head to the replies to check out a few selections and you can see all of the photos here.
As you guys may know, No Sleep Records is putting out a digital-only remix and remaster of The Wonder Years' debut full-length, Get Stoked On It! Well, we're teaming up with PropertyOfZack.com in a new way to bring you a stream of the new version of this album. Head to The Wonder Years' AP.net Profile to stream the first half of the record...and check back tomorrow for POZ's stream of the second half. You can preorder it on Bandcamp. What are your thoughts on the record? How does the new remaster sound?
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.
Today we are excitedly teaming up with our friends in The Wonder Years and Stay Ahead of the Weather, along with Hopeless Records, to bring you a brand-new song stream from each band. The songs make up the Punk Is Dead. Get A Job. split, which comes out April 24. Head here to listen to the songs or check the replies, which accompany my Too Long; Do Read article for April -- entitled If You Get A Chance To Win, Take It, the article traces how The Wonder Years have grown steadily from the release of The Upsides to their first "big-boy headliner" on the GK Tour. It also talks about haircuts and tattoos. Leave your thoughts on the article and, of course, the new songs in the replies.
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.
As promised, this week's installment of Live Sessions comes from pop punk wunderkinds The Wonder Years. Head to the replies to watch the band's hour-long set at Royale in Boston, MA on March 12th. With a sold out crowd of 1,000 strong, it was the biggest date of the Glamour Kills Tour - which resulted in a ton of stage dives.
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.
We've updated the staff music player with four new jams for you guys to stream. I chose The Wonder Years' awesome cover of Into It. Over It.'s "Anchor," Joe Deandrea went with an old Eve 6 song called "Rescue," the man-in-charge Jason Tate recalled his Thursday Discussion by choosing the Stars of Track and Field's "The Breaking of Waves," and Adam Pfleider chose Caravels' "Bone Voyage" in the midst of watching SXSW showcases in his backyard. Listen to the tracks and leave your thoughts!
How's this for a way to kick off your weekend? To make your Friday go by a little faster, we've got a full stream of the Glamour Kills Tour Split featuring The Wonder Years, Polar Bear Club, Transit, The Story So Far, A Loss for Words and Into It. Over It. The concept of the split is that each band on the tour covered another band on the tour. So head to the replies to stream each of the six songs on the split, and read a little ditty from each of the bands talking about why they covered the songs they covered and why they're stoked for the GK Tour. Dates can be seen in the replies and the tour starts today.
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.