The Wonder Years Fall Tour Update

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 14, 2014

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The Wonder Years are out on their fall headlining tour. Watch the first update from the road below.

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Aaron West Looking For Extras To Be In Music Video Next Week

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 18, 2014

Aaron West And The Roaring Twenties are shooting a music video in the South New Jersey area on Wednesday, September 24th. They are looking for extras aged 25+ with access to formal wear, i.e., be fancy. If interested, find details below.

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The Wonder Years Preparing To Write New Record

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 2, 2014

The Wonder Years seem to be gearing up to begin work on writing their next record. If the health code allows it, that is. Check out an update below.

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The Wonder Years On Ferguson

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 2, 2014

Soupy Campbell of The Wonder Years aired out brief thoughts on Ferguson and Michael Brown on stage this weekend. Head below to see what he had to say.

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The Wonder Years Hint At Soundwave Following Australian Tour Cancellation

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 25, 2014

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The Wonder Years are hinting at playing Soundwave following their Australian tour being cancelled last minute. Check out a teaser below after the jump.

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The Wonder Years Cancel Australian Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 21, 2014

The Wonder Years have cancelled their Australian tour “to circumstances beyond out control.” Read a message from the band below after the jump.

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If I Die, I Wanna Die In The Suburbs

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 9, 2014

Michael Mann wrote a piece called If I Die, I Wanna Die In The Suburbs  at Jukebox Breakdown about the relation of music and the suburbs. Read the full piece here and a part below after the jump.

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The Wonder Years, The Story So Far, Modern Baseball, Gnarwolves Fall Tour Now On Sale

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 6, 2014

The Wonder Years and The Story So Far are going out on a tour together this fall with Modern Baseball and Gnarwolves. Tickets are on sale now, so check out the dates below after the jump.

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The Wonder Years, The Story So Far Tour With Modern Baseball, Gnarwolves

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 3, 2014

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This is a pretty good way to start August off, right? The Wonder Years and The Story So Far are going out on a tour together this fall with Modern Baseball and Gnarwolves. Check out the dates below and let us know which show you’ll be going to!

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Self Help Fest Northeast: A Day To Remember, BMTH, TWY, TSSF, MIW, Chiodos

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 1, 2014

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A Day To Remember are bringing the Self Help Fest to Philly in October with their Parks & Devastation Tour lineup in addition to other great bands like The Wonder Years and The Story So Far. Check out more details below after the jump!

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The Wonder Years Drummer Launches Year II Of Exercise Doesn’t Suck 5K

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 15, 2014

Michael Kennedy of The Wonder Years is bringing back his Exercise Doesn’t Suck 5K charity event on August 30th in Montgomery County, PA. The event will be limited in space, so make sure to read up on all the details below and take part if you can!

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The Wonder Years’ “There, There” Covered By Two O’Clock Courage

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 12, 2014

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Two O’Clock Courage recently did an acoustic cover of The Wonder Years' “There, There.” Watch the video below after the jump. 

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The Wonder Years New Zealand Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 2, 2014

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The Wonder Years will be touring New Zealand in September in addition to previously announced Australia shows. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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POZ Review: Aaron West And The Roaring Twenties - We Don’t Have Each Other

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 1, 2014

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The most remarkable thing about coming home to you is the feeling of being in motion again; it’s the most extraordinary thing in the world.
 
“Going to Georgia” — the best Mountain Goats song not named “Up the Wolves” — revels in a sense of placid simplicity, its melody as light and crisp as a zephyr sweeping off the Atlantic, spanning the coastal state, a breezy tailwind at singer John Darnielle’s back as he triumphantly crosses the Macon county line. But “Going to Georgia” isn’t the classic that it is because of the beauty of its simplicity — the tangle of emotions and characters that Darnielle lyrically weaves shines as brightly as the “Going to Georgia” narrator’s Southern-bound odyssey. Like Darnielle’s often-sung-about Alpha Couple — a married couple always a few steps from the brink of complete disintegration — the narrator and his significant other in “Going to Georgia” are also marked by ambiguity, which makes the song’s sense of romanticism imperfect and beautiful.
 
You smile as you ease the gun from my hand; I am frozen with joy right where I stand.
 
It’s telling, then, that Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties bookend their debut record, We Don’t Have Each Other, with a cover of the Mountain Goats’ standard. In his album-long character study of Aaron West, a Brooklynite stuck with a failed relationship, there’s something altogether Darnellian about Dan Campbell’s songwriting — a sense of coming to grips with religion (We Don’t Have Each Other abounds with Catholic imagery), a lyrical portrait of a flawed protagonist, and a slow, sad kind of cathartic triumph make Campbell’s character sketch a truly emotional gut punch of a listen.
 
I’ll shy away from sharing more lyrics than I have to here, since, as is a hallmark of Campbell’s discography, We Don’t Have Each Other rewards repeat listens as much as it floors listeners on initial impact. Unlike some concept records that weigh themselves down with needless exposition and meandering interludes, Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties cut the chase and get right down to the long and short of it all. I won’t say much, for fear of ruining the sense of discovery and exploration that comes from a keen ear for Campbell’s lyrics, but West’s story is as captivating as the taut musical arrangements that surround it.

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SideOneDummy Storytellers: Charlie Saxton On Meeting The Wonder Years

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 21, 2014

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SideOneDummy Storytellers have posted a new episode with our friend Charlie Saxton. The episode features Saxton’s story on his meeting with The Wonder Years. Watch the video below after the jump. 

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