Cardi B has the number one album in the country this week:
The set, which was released on April 6 through The KSR Group/Atlantic Records, earned 255,000 equivalent album units in the week ending April 12, according to Nielsen Music. That’s the second-biggest week of 2018, trailing only the arrival of Justin Timberlake’s Man of the Woods, which bowed with 293,000 units on the Feb. 17-dated chart.
For those curious Underoath and The Wonder Years both sold around 21,000 copies of their new albums in the first week.
If you were to describe the course of The Wonder Years’ decade-plus career, you may find the word “growth” as the most fitting. The band’s breakthrough trilogy of albums (2010’s The Upsides, 2011’s Suburbia I’ve Given You All and Now I’m Nothing, and 2013’s The Greatest Generation) were all about growing up. Each release addressed various stages of getting older all while the band continually got better as musicians and songwriters. Which is why 2015’s No Closer To Heaven felt like such an aberration. Instead of taking the leaps that the prior three albums did, No Closer To Heaven sounded like a lateral move, an album unsure of which version of the band it wanted to be. It resulted in some half-baked, rushed ideas and were the pressure of “what’s next” might have gotten to vocalist Dan Campbell and his bandmates. That’s not to say that Heaven doesn’t feature some of the band’s best work ever (“Cigarettes and Saints”, “The Bluest Things on Earth”, and “Stained Glass Ceilings” are peak Wonder Years), but it was frustrating that the band didn’t fully dive in. Yet it’s that past frustration that makes the band’s incredible new album, Sister Cities, feel so rewarding and refreshing.
The Wonder Years’ new album, Sister Cities, can be streamed below via The Independent.
Thomas Nassiff dives into The Wonder Years b-sides over on his blog:
This list is for little more than my own amusement, but I hope that some TWY fan out there takes a look at this and stumbles upon an Actual B-Side or Bonus Track that they never knew existed, and they turn out to love it. The fun thing, too, about Rare Songs, is that they aren’t just for die-hard fans anymore. Back in The Olde Days, you could only find these tracks if you were super-concerned with tracking down every shred of a band’s catalog; the Internet has made it much easier to find this stuff now, to the point where seeing any of these songs played at a Wonder Years show, regardless of when they were released, will usually result in most of the crowd being able to sing along.
The Wonder Years have shared footage from their stripped-down benefit shows that took place late last year. You can watch that below.
The Wonder Years have debuted their new song “Pyramids of Salt.”
The Wonder Years have announced a new tour.
The Wonder Years have released a video for “Sister Cities” and launched pre-orders for their new album of the same name.
The Wonder Years will release their new album, Sister Cities, on April 6th. They’ve released a new trailer for the album.
More information about that The Wonder Years 7″ has emerged. The song appears to be called “We Look Like Lightning” and is part of an album titled Sister Cities.
Some lucky fans are getting new The Wonder Years music sent to them. Apparently it’s a new song and a spoken word poem. You can find some tweets detailing the package/song below and there’s lots of up to the minute information and gossip about what’s going on in our forums.
It looks like The Wonder Years are sending out some teasing postcards.
The Wonder Years have updated all their social media accounts to read “See You in 2018.”
You can watch The Wonder Years’ acoustic set from this weekend on Facebook. The concert helped raise money for hurricane victims and ended up raising raised over $5,000. You can still donate here.
The Wonder Years will be streaming a live acoustic set, backed by a string quartet, this Sunday. They’ll be raising money for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico during the set.
The Wonder Years have announced some new acoustic tour dates.
The Wonder Years have debuted their acoustic version of “There, There” from their upcoming acoustic EP.
Ace Enders shared on Instagram that The Wonder Years recorded their new acoustic EP at his studio.
The Wonder Years’ new acoustic EP, Burst & Decay, is now up for pre-order. The album will be released on September 22nd.
A new listing on Amazon has The Wonder Years releasing an acoustic EP called Burst & Decay on September 22nd.