THE WONDER YEARS release studio documentary ‘COUGHING OUT EMBERS’
THE WONDER YEARS release studio documentary ‘Coughing Out Embers’
The band’s new album, THE HUM GOES ON FOREVER, is out now on Hopeless Records
Photo Credit: Christopher Kitchen
In just two short weeks since its release, The Wonder Years’ new album, The Hum Goes On Forever, has already become a fan favorite. A near-impossible record for the Philly band, today they share a glimpse at how it all came to be in Coughing Out Embers, the band’s first feature-length documentary.
Featuring guest commentary and stories from Mark Hoppus (Blink 182), who co-wrote album standout “Wyatt’s Song (Your Name)” with vocalist Dan Campbell, award-winning poet/author Hanif Abdurraqib, producers Steve Everett and Will Yip, and more, Coughing Out Embers captures the magnitude behind the band’s strongest album to date.
THE WONDER YEARS – ‘Coughing Out Embers’ (Official Studio Documentary)
The Wonder Years’ critically-acclaimed 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, the resulting music speaks for itself.
Named for a poem in the booklet for their 2018 album Sister Cities, The 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.
Upcoming live dates:
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