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MUSIC VIDEO: The Wonder Years – “Dismantling Summer”

Family is a key topic of The Greatest Generation, the latest album from Philadelphia, PA pop punk forerunners The Wonder Years. From the stark resolve of “Madelyn” to the anxiety that comes with sick and aging relatives on “Dismantling Summer,” frontman Dan “Soupy” Campbell’s lyrics hit close to home in very real sense. The family theme continues in the new music video for the latter track, which you can check out after the break. The clip finds Campbell’s family going through a typical day with a bearded mannequin as his stand-in while he anxiously tries to get a …

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WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Releases For The Week Of 2/23-2/29

Record Store Day is getting closer and closer, with new releases being announced nearly every day, but you don’t have to wait until April 19 or stand in a long line to buy most of the records featured in this edition of Weekly Wax. The highlights include the first in a series of Oasis reissues, a pair of new Live At Third Man Records sessions (by Divine Fits and Mudhoney), and pre-orders for new albums from Animals As Leaders, Frameworks, and many more.

As always, the full roundup of this week’s vinyl news is below, so give …

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Kyle Florence’s ‘Best Of 2013′ In Music

When I first sat down earlier in the week and began compiling my favorite albums of 2013, I had grand aspirations. I intended to compose a poignant piece of literature; a perfectly concise, beautifully cultured work of art. Yes, through the power of the written word, I would illustrate the life-altering potential of each of my favorite releases, and readers would be so overwhelmed with emotion that tears of joy would rain down from all directions.

Jump ahead four days, nine pots of coffee, and six annoyingly narcissistic drafts; I had still produced nothing, and I was growing quite irritated …

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Adrian Garza’s ‘Best of 2013′ In Music

Well it’s that time of the year where we in the music world collectively follow through to toss in our 2 cents worth of opinions (once more) by means of our “best of” lists. After much thought about it – and believe me, I’ve been working on my list since last month – I’ve finally had the time to slave away and finish this beast off at the end of my college finals week

2013 was such a great year for music and for me as well. There were plenty of artists who either put out incredible debut full-lengths, and …

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John Bazley’s ‘Best of 2013′ In Music

Looking over the list I’ve penned as my personal ‘Best of 2013 in Music,’ I can’t help but smile. I remember sitting in class around this time last year, scratching down a list on loose leaf of my ‘Most Anticipated of 2013;’ to see how few of those records made my end of the year list is refreshing. Three out of my top ten are debut full-lengths, four are from artists I hadn’t listened to before this year, and one is from a label that established itself in 2013. The discovery and rising popularity of artists I’ve come to love …

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The Wonder Years Announce World Tour, Support From Defeater, Citizen, Real Friends, Modern Baseball

The Wonder Years have announced a massive tour in support of The Greatest Generation. The North American leg will span six weeks beginning in March 2014 and will feature Defeater, Citizen, Real Friends, and Modern Baseball. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, December 13, at 10am local time. VIP tickets are on sale now and include an exclusive acoustic performance. VIP tickets are limited to 50 per date.

On the impressive lineup, frontman Dan Campbell said:

We made the decision shortly after the release of The Greatest Generation that we would dedicate the end

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Troy Sennett’s ‘Best of 2013′ In Music

Let’s talk about moments.

Around 5:00 PM on June 8, 2013, I watched Spitalfield play “Stolen From Some Great Writer” to an empty theater. This was a band I never thought I would have the chance to see live soundchecking for a ten-year anniversary performance of Remember Right Now, a record that had a huge impact on me as a musician and as a person in my early teens. It was intensely personal and universal at the same time, one of those moments that made me feel like a part of something bigger than myself while also acting as …

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WATCH: The Wonder Years Perform “Madelyn” Acoustic

Soupy Campbell of The Wonder Years recently visited the Glamour Kills office to talk about the clothing company’s new surplus jacket and perform “Madelyn.” The song comes from the band’s stellar album, The Greatest Generation, released earlier this year on Hopeless Records.

You can watch the video below and let us know what you think in the comments. Additionally, Glamour Kills is offering a bunch of Black Friday deals. you can visit their webstore here, and you can get an additional 5% off by using the coupon code “SOUPY.”…

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Free Download: No Sleep Records Holiday Compilations

As a special holiday and pre-Thanksgiving treat, No Sleep Records is offering free downloads of No Sleep till Christmas 1-3 and No Sleep till the Holidays 1.

Stay tuned for an announcement from the label about their forthcoming No Sleep till the Holidays 2, which we are looking forward to.

In the meantime, check out these free songs including artists such as Allison Weiss, Major League, Young Statues, The Wonder Years, Into It. Over It., Man Overboard, Balance and Composure and way more.…

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The Wonder Years Premiere Music Video For “There, There”

There’s something undeniable about the way Dan “Soupy” Campbell, vocalist of The Wonder Years, sings the line “I’m sorry I don’t laugh at the right times” on the band’s fourth full-length, The Greatest Generation. It’s a personal confession and a rallying cry at the same time, which is exactly the formula on which the Philadelphia pop punk band has built their career.

With that in mind, it’s no surprise at all that The Wonder Years have chosen the song to receive the music video treatment. The clip, which you can view after the break or along with this …

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UTG TV: A Loss For Words Discuss ‘Before It Caves’

Last week, Under The Gun posted an interview featuring the guys in Handguns answering some ridiculous questions with Mike Adams from A Loss For Words.

This week, we bring you our in-depth interview with Matty Arsenault and Mike Adams about A Loss For Words‘ new album, Before It Caves. The album was just released through Velocity/Rise Records.

We encourage you to check out the album and go see the Boston boys live soon, as their stage energy has only improved over the years.

Check after the jump to see UTG TV talk to A Loss For Words in …

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The Wonder Years Announce Acoustic Holiday Tour, Offer Free Cookies

The Wonder Years may be one of the biggest pop punk bands around right now, but that doesn’t mean they’ve abandoned intimate shows and engaging with the fans on a personal level. The band opened a pop up shop in their hometown of Philadelphia, PA to promote the release of The Greatest Generation in May, where they hung out with fans, played ping pong, and hosted on a series of acoustic shows and movie nights.

That mentality has carried over into their upcoming acoustic tour, which will be hitting intimate venues on the east coast in December. Vinnie Caruana (I …