The Wonder Years did it...again!
December 10, 2019
If there’s one thing for certain, it’s that The Wonder Years put their entire souls into each body of work they release. Nearly three years ago, some of their most popular songs like “There, There” and “Don’t Let Me Cave In” were taken to crushing new heights on the first edition of the groundbreaking Philly band’s first acoustic EP, Burst & Decay. But they were only just getting started.
Produced and engineered by Ace Enders (The Early November), Burst & Decay, Volume II, out February 14 on Hopeless Records, truly takes this stripped-back TWY experience to an entirely new level. The new EP features stunning string arrangements from Little Kruta String Quartet and guest vocals on “We Look Like Lightning” from Alex Maniak of the band Shortly, streaming everywhere today.
Pre-orders for Burst & Decay, Volume II are available now: smarturl.it/burstanddecay2
1.Washington Square Park
2. We Look Like Lightning
3. I Wanted So Badly To Be Brave
4. Passing Through A Screen Door
5. It Must Get Lonely
7. Hoodie Weather
“On the first Burst & Decay EP, we went in with a rough idea of re-envisioning a few old songs and walked out of the studio in love with the process. We were able to breathe new life into songs that had become neglected over the years and give new dimensions to ones that we'd played endlessly,” vocalist Dan Campbell explains.
“This time, we went in knowing exactly what we wanted to do––build new versions of old songs that subvert expectations but remain familiar. We stretched our limits, we got to work with the insanely talented Little Kruta String Quartet, we had a legitimately good time in the studio and we made something we're very excited to share with you.”
Kicking off just after Burst & Decay, Volume II is released, The Wonder Years will embark on a full U.S. tour where they’ll be performing an acoustic and electric set nightly. Free Throw, Spanish Love Songs, and Pool Kids will support each night. All tickets are on sale now.
The Wonder Years will be working with HeadCount.org on this tour to accommodate voter registration signups on-site and to provide voter information on national and local elections in each city. For more information, please visit headcount.org.
Feb 20 - Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
Feb 21 - Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
Feb 22 - New York, NY @ Webster Theater
Feb 23 - Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head
Feb 25 - Orlando, FL @ House Of Blues
Feb 26 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Feb 27 - Nashville, TN @ Cowan
Feb 29 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Mar 1 - Dallas, TX @ Canton
Mar 3 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
Mar 4 - San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
Mar 5 - Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
Mar 6 - Las Vegas, NV @ Fremont Country Club*
Mar 7 - Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater
Mar 8 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
Mar 10 - Salt Lake, UT @ The Depot
Mar 11 - Denver, CO @ Summit
Mar 13 - St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room
Mar 14 - Detroit, MI @ The Majestic
Mar 15 - Chicago, IL @ Concord
Mar 16 - Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
Mar 18 - Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
Mar 19 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes
Mar 20 - New Haven, CT @ Toads Place
Mar 21 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Filmore
* No Pool Kids
What The Wonder Years have done so effortlessly over the course of their career, and most recently on their latest album Sister Cities, is no small feat; through poetic lyricism, ambient guitar swells, and Death Cab-levels of crashing momentum, the Philadelphia-based group truly transforms. Whereas they once sang of the plagues of growing up, they now take a massive, unexpected leap forward both sonically and thematically, now speaking confidently to the world at large.