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No Closer To Heaven

REVIEW: The Wonder Years – ‘No Closer To Heaven’

Artist: The Wonder Years
Album: No Closer To Heaven
Genre: Pop-Punk

I’ll be honest–when I first accepted the responsibility of reviewing The Wonder Years‘ fifth full-length record, No Closer To Heaven, I was a tad nervous. Like the entirety of their back catalogue, the Philly sextet’s 2013 effort, The Greatest Generation, was utterly airtight, and over the past two years, had grown to become one of my favorite albums of all time. It was sincere, it was thought-provoking, and above all else, it connected with me on a level that few albums have since. In many ways, …

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State Champs Release Music Video For Breakup Anthem, “All You Are Is History”

The anticipation intensifies as we get closer to the October 16 release of State Champs‘ sophomore full-length effort, Around The World And Back.

The Albany pop-punk five-piece have just put out a brand new music video for their song, entitled “All You Are Is History.” The track, as its title suggests, is an edgy jam about an overdue breakup. The Max Moore-directed video depicts it well.

“‘All You Are Is History’ is a song about putting someone behind you, despite their efforts to hang out,” guitarist Tyler Szalkowski shares with Billboard. “We think the video represents that …

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The Wonder Years Share “I Don’t Like Who I Was Then”

We are now barreling headlong towards the release of The Wonder Years‘ fifth full-length album, No Closer To Heaven. Thus far, we’ve been given two very promising glimpses of the outfit’s latest studio effort, and earlier today, we were graced with a third.

“I Don’t Like Who I Was Then” plays out like a prototypical pop-punk ripper, but shines bright thanks to the Philly outfit’s unparalleled musicianship. Dan Campbell’s tell-all delivery is striking as ever, and guitarists Casey Cavaliere, Matt Brasch, and Nick Steinborn absolutely kill it. Check it out below (via Alternative Press), and let us …


The Wonder Years Announce Fall Headlining Tour Alongside Motion City Soundtrack & More

In heavy anticipation of their upcoming fifth full-length record No Closer To Heaven, Philadelphia pop-punk frontrunners The Wonder Years have just announced that they will be heading out on tour this Fall.

They will be joined by some killer bands, both old and new, on a month-long run across the country; the bands namely Motion City Soundtrack, State Champs, and You Blew It!.

VIP ticket bundles are now available here. These tickets will include early entry to the show, an 8-song stripped-down/acoustic performance along with a Q&A session prior to the show, tour laminates, posters, …


The Wonder Years Stream New Single, “Cigarettes & Saints”

The Wonder Years have given us a second taste of their forthcoming album, No Closer To Heaven, in the form of a brand new single titled “Cigarettes & Saints.”

The Pennsylvania outfit’s latest offering finds Dan Campbell and company pushing their craft to wondrous new heights, both lyrically and instrumentally. While TWY have always stood head and shoulders above their peers thanks to their airtight composition, the band’s newest track is without a doubt some of their most concrete work to date, which is pretty wild considering their near-flawless back catalogue. Listen in below, and let us know what …


The Wonder Years Announce Record Store Acoustic Shows

After having released the new music video for their upcoming album’s lead single last month, Philadelphia’s finest, The Wonder Years, have just announced a series of in-store acoustic shows and singings for late August/early September.

The band will be playing a number of intimate shows in different record stores across the East and West coasts in support of the aforementioned upcoming fifth studio album, entitled No Closer To Heaven, which is due out on September 4 via Hopeless Records.

Pre-orders for the album can be purchased here. You can check out a full list of tour dates …


The Wonder Years Announce New Album, ‘No Closer to Heaven’

Earlier this year, pop-punk frontrunners The Wonder Years celebrated their tenth anniversary as a band with three discography shows in their hometown of Philadelphia. It now seems as though there are more big things in store for them in 2015.

This morning, the band has announced that they will be putting out a brand new album, entitled No Closer to Heaven – their fourth full-length record and second Hopeless Records effort – on September 4. It has been a little over two years since the band put out their Billboard-charting The Greatest Generation; the last and most commercially well-recieved …


Dryjacket Sign To Hopeless Records, Announce New EP & Share New Video

Getting acquainted to Dryjacket should be somewhere on your to-do list this morning. The indie/alternative rock four-piece out of Marlton, NJ shares sonic qualities with the likes of Somos, Prawn, and Dikembe, and they have toured alongside bands like Young Statues and The Wonder Years in the past.

Currently, the band is gearing up for the release of their Hopeless debut EP entitled Lights, Locks, And Faucets, which is due out on February 14. Below you will find a brand new music video for their song “Jefferson’s Shadow.” Take a listen and let us know what …

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Stream A Full Band Set By Aaron West And The Roaring Twenties

Circa Survive frontman Anthony Green recently concluded the East Coast leg of his solo mini-tour with I Can Make A Mess, Elder Brother, and Aaron West And The Roaring Twenties. Below, you will be able to watch Aaron West’s seven-song, full band set (courtesy of AbsolutePunk) from the band’s December 26 show in Boston.

This was reportedly the The Wonder Years frontman’s first show with a full band as Aaron West. He was accompanied by two trumpets, a saxophone, and a banjo, along with the usual guitars/drums/bass lineup.

You can check out the full set and …

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The Wonder Years, Matchbook Romance and More Announced for Warped Tour 2015

To ring in the new year, Vans Warped Tour has dropped the names of the next five bands to rock the stages of the nationwide festival this coming summer.

Tonight, The Wonder YearsMatchbook Romance, Baby Baby, Icon For Hire, and The Relapse Symphony have been added to the ever growing list of 2015 Warped Tour bands.

For more information on this year’s Vans Warped Tour check out the website. See the current lineup of the festival below.

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Skate & Surf Festival Announces First Set Of Bands for 2015

Asbury Park, NJ’s very own Skate & Surf Festival has just unveiled the first wave of bands who will be playing their fest in 2015, and it is a very interesting combination.

The festival is scheduled for May 16 and 17. On the lineup are incredible bands such as Manchester Orchestra, The Wonder Years, Dropkick Murphys, a reunited From Autumn To Ashes and so many more. The festival will also see numerous up-and-coming acts such as Beach Slang, Pentimento, Dads, etc.

Tickets for Skate & Surf 2015 are now available here. Make sure …

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Aaron West And The Roaring Twenties Releases Music Video For “Our Apartment”

Earlier last summer, Dan Campbell, or “Soupy,” fondly, of The Wonder Years, unveiled his solo side project, taking the persona of Aaron West And The Roaring Twenties. His debut record, We Don’t Have Each Other, was released in July. The Ace Enders-produced effort garnered a good amount of praise from its audience, including UTG.

Campbell has just released the music video for “Our Apartment.” It features a couple’s first dance at their wedding, while the band sings of the bitter end that this binding faces.

You can find the music video for “Our Apartment” below.