THE WONDER YEARS reflect on ‘Old Friends Like Lost Teeth’

THE WONDER YEARS reflect on ‘Old Friends Like Lost Teeth’

The forthcoming new album, THE HUM GOES ON FOREVER, is released September 23rd on Hopeless Records

Photo Credit: Christopher Kitchen

Today, The Wonder Years share another standout track from their upcoming album The Hum Goes On Forever in “Old Friends Like Lost Teeth.” Accompanied by a video directed by Benjamin Lieber, the song has a gut-wrenching push-and-pull throughout, as vocalist Dan Campbell reflects on yet another friend gone too soon.

“As much as I try not to dwell on loss, I can’t help myself from thinking about it, writing about it, singing about it,” Dan explains. “This is a song for another friend who passed too soon and about how I wish I could stop myself from opening the sutures, about how I know it’ll be painful to play live, and how powerless I am to do anything else.”

THE WONDER YEARS – ‘Old Friends Like Lost Teeth’ (Official Music Video)</t

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The Wonder Years’ highly-anticipated seventh studio album, The Hum Goes On Forever, finds the band facing an onslaught of things outside of their control; a scenario that’s only further exasperated by the fact that it’s also the first album they’ve made since Campbell became a father.

Between pre-vaccine pandemic logistics, anxiety, postpartum depression, inherited trauma, and a band searching for their deeper existential purpose, The Hum Goes On Forever was undoubtedly the most challenging record The Wonder Years has ever made. And while it may have taken them hell to get there, but the resulting music speaks for itself.

Named for a poem in the booklet for their 2018 album Sister CitiesThe Hum Goes On Forever is a self-referencing masterpiece, and it finds The Wonder Years at their absolute, unequivocal peak. It’s a revealing representation of how the six members have all grown together as musicians; they know when to be restrained and when to explode, filling in space and emptiness as needed to create a record that mirrors the heart-torn urgency at its core.

TRACKLISTING:
1. Doors I Painted Shut
2. Wyatt’s Song (Your Name)
3. Oldest Daughter
4. Cardinals II
5. The Paris of Nowhere
6. Summer Clothes
7. Lost in the Lights
8. Songs About Death
9. Low Tide
10. Laura & the Beehive
11. Old Friends Like Lost Teeth
12. You’re the Reason I Don’t Want the World to End

ABOUT THE WONDER YEARS
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.

Upcoming live dates:

NOVEMBER 2022
06 BOURNEMOUTH The Old Fire Station – SOLD OUT
08 LONDON Electric Ballroom
09 BIRMINGHAM o2 Academy 2
10 SOUTHAMPTON Engine Rooms
12 BRISTOL SWX
13 MANCHESTER Academy 2
14 GLASGOW St Luke’s
15 LEEDS Stylus

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