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Following last month’s release of ‘Oldest Daughter,’ The Wonder Years have shared another new single today in ‘Summer Clothes.’This time, the Philadelphia bandgets wrapped up in gauzy nostalgia, calling to mind similar mid-tempo moments of reflection in their own discography like No Closer To Heaven‘s ‘You In January’ or Sister Cities’ ‘It Must Get Lonely.’
Vocalist Dan Campbell explains: “it’s a love letter to a time when your sadness was most conspicuous by its momentary absence, when the low hum quieted enough for you to realise it was nearly gone, when you did stupid, dangerous shit because, well, why not?”
THE WONDER YEARS – ‘Summer Clothes’ (Official Visualiser)<
Written during a farmhouse writing session the band precautiously put together in the winter of 2020, ‘Summer Clothes’ took its final form the following summer in the studio with Grammy-nominated producer and engineer Will Yip. Both this song and ‘Oldest Daughter‘ will appear on a forthcoming new full-length due from the band later this year.
What The Wonder Years do so effortlessly is no small feat; over the course of the last 10+ years and six full-length albums, the Philadelphia-based band truly exists on their own island. One that, through poetic lyricism, ambient guitar swells, and Jimmy Eat World-levels of crashing momentum, has stood the test of time, surviving waves and influencing countless others to follow.
01 – BOURNEMOUTH The Old Fire Station
03 – LEEDS Temple Newsam – Slam Dunk North
04 – HATFIELD Hatfield Park – Slam Dunk South