Music

The Wonder Years reworked WSP & it's incredible

January 27, 2020

Ten years ago yesterday, The Wonder Years released an album called The Upsides. “There’s no real way to quantify what The Upsides did for us personally or as a band. It’s not like a few things changed. Everything changed,” vocalist Dan Campbell explains.

As plans to properly commemorate the impact of the album’s anniversary come together (including a full-album performance at this year’s Slam Dunk Festival in the UK), today the band celebrates the milestone by releasing a totally reinvented version of one of its breakout tracks, “Washington Square Park.” It appears on their forthcoming EP, Burst & Decay Volume II, out February 14 and available to pre-order now.

The Upsides was the true start of a decade-long journey of self-discovery for Campbell. And while we’ve all tried to figure things out alongside him, this new Burst & Decay version of the track not only improves upon the original structure of the song itself but answers some questions we’ve all had along the way. In the original track, he sings “we rode our bikes over to 6th street to Washington Square Park to see if the tides would turn for me,” and then, in one of the EP’s most endearing moments, brilliantly adds, “and they did.”

“This is our consensus favorite song on the EP,” Dan says. “We had such a fun time figuring out a new lens to view it through. The challenge with any of these is how to subvert expectations while still remaining true to what made the song resonate in the first place.”

“Washington Square Park” is available to stream everywhere today.


Produced and engineered by Ace Enders (The Early November) at Lumberyard Recording, Burst & Decay, Volume II, out February 14 on Hopeless Records, truly takes the stripped-back experience that The Wonder Years began on their first Burst & Decay release 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.

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 at thewonderyearsband.com.

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 (SOLD OUT)
Feb 21 - Boston, MA @ The Sinclair (SOLD OUT)
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 (SOLD OUT)
Mar 20 - New Haven, CT @ Toads Place
Mar 21 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Filmore (SOLD OUT)

* No Pool Kids

Music

The Wonder Years reworked WSP & it's incredible

January 27, 2020

Ten years ago yesterday, The Wonder Years released an album called The Upsides. “There’s no real way to quantify what The Upsides did for us personally or as a band. It’s not like a few things changed. Everything changed,” vocalist Dan Campbell explains.

As plans to properly commemorate the impact of the album’s anniversary come together (including a full-album performance at this year’s Slam Dunk Festival in the UK), today the band celebrates the milestone by releasing a totally reinvented version of one of its breakout tracks, “Washington Square Park.” It appears on their forthcoming EP, Burst & Decay Volume II, out February 14 and available to pre-order now.

The Upsides was the true start of a decade-long journey of self-discovery for Campbell. And while we’ve all tried to figure things out alongside him, this new Burst & Decay version of the track not only improves upon the original structure of the song itself but answers some questions we’ve all had along the way. In the original track, he sings “we rode our bikes over to 6th street to Washington Square Park to see if the tides would turn for me,” and then, in one of the EP’s most endearing moments, brilliantly adds, “and they did.”

“This is our consensus favorite song on the EP,” Dan says. “We had such a fun time figuring out a new lens to view it through. The challenge with any of these is how to subvert expectations while still remaining true to what made the song resonate in the first place.”

“Washington Square Park” is available to stream everywhere today.


Produced and engineered by Ace Enders (The Early November) at Lumberyard Recording, Burst & Decay, Volume II, out February 14 on Hopeless Records, truly takes the stripped-back experience that The Wonder Years began on their first Burst & Decay release 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.

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 at thewonderyearsband.com.

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 (SOLD OUT)
Feb 21 - Boston, MA @ The Sinclair (SOLD OUT)
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 (SOLD OUT)
Mar 20 - New Haven, CT @ Toads Place
Mar 21 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Filmore (SOLD OUT)

* No Pool Kids

Music

The Wonder Years reworked WSP & it's incredible

January 27, 2020

Ten years ago yesterday, The Wonder Years released an album called The Upsides. “There’s no real way to quantify what The Upsides did for us personally or as a band. It’s not like a few things changed. Everything changed,” vocalist Dan Campbell explains.

As plans to properly commemorate the impact of the album’s anniversary come together (including a full-album performance at this year’s Slam Dunk Festival in the UK), today the band celebrates the milestone by releasing a totally reinvented version of one of its breakout tracks, “Washington Square Park.” It appears on their forthcoming EP, Burst & Decay Volume II, out February 14 and available to pre-order now.

The Upsides was the true start of a decade-long journey of self-discovery for Campbell. And while we’ve all tried to figure things out alongside him, this new Burst & Decay version of the track not only improves upon the original structure of the song itself but answers some questions we’ve all had along the way. In the original track, he sings “we rode our bikes over to 6th street to Washington Square Park to see if the tides would turn for me,” and then, in one of the EP’s most endearing moments, brilliantly adds, “and they did.”

“This is our consensus favorite song on the EP,” Dan says. “We had such a fun time figuring out a new lens to view it through. The challenge with any of these is how to subvert expectations while still remaining true to what made the song resonate in the first place.”

“Washington Square Park” is available to stream everywhere today.


Produced and engineered by Ace Enders (The Early November) at Lumberyard Recording, Burst & Decay, Volume II, out February 14 on Hopeless Records, truly takes the stripped-back experience that The Wonder Years began on their first Burst & Decay release 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.

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 at thewonderyearsband.com.

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 (SOLD OUT)
Feb 21 - Boston, MA @ The Sinclair (SOLD OUT)
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 (SOLD OUT)
Mar 20 - New Haven, CT @ Toads Place
Mar 21 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Filmore (SOLD OUT)

* No Pool Kids