Release Date: Jun 14, 2011
Record label: Hopeless
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
A compelling third effort from the Philadelphia pop-punkers... Recalling the likes of early Ataris and New Found Glory to mind, with their pocketfuls of pop-punk-fuelled nostalgia scattered on every musical surface, The Wonder Years invite you to dance, sing, and stare at the horizon and recount summer memories. Emotive and punchy, the Philadelphia six-piece wear their broken hearts firmly on their sleeves and, with a six-strong vocal onslaught saved for special moments, the boys have carved out a clutch of anthems of sorts for another generation of pop-punk fans.
If The Wonder Years have taken anything from the television series they took their name from, it’s the importance that storytelling can play in entertainment. While the band is rooted firmly in the emo-punk tradition of driving guitars and earnest, personal lyrics, the band goes deeper than simply writing songs about pining over girls and the pains of a broken heart. On their third album, Suburbia I’ve Given You All and Now I’m Nothing, the Wonder Years don’t just play songs, they craft stories, delving into the everyday battles that exist in between all the big moments in life.