The Wonder Years have just announced that they will be releasing a new EP, Burst & Decay, Vol. II, on February 14th via Hopeless Records.

The Wonder Years releases the first volume back in 2017, which featured acoustic driven reimagining’s of their most popular tracks like “There, There” and “Don’t Let Me Cave In.” Produced and engineered by The Early November’s Ace Enders, Volume II once again strips back songs from The Wonder Years, this time taking on songs like “Washington Square Park” and “Hoodie Weather.”

“On the first Burst & Decay EP, we went in with a rough idea of re-envisioning a few old songs and walked out of the studio in love with the process. We were able to breathe new life into songs that had become neglected over the years and give new dimensions to ones that we’d played endlessly,” vocalist Dan Campbell explains.

“This time, we went in knowing exactly what we wanted to do––build new versions of old songs that subvert expectations but remain familiar. We stretched our limits, we got to work with the insanely talented Little Kruta String Quartet, we had a legitimately good time in the studio and we made something we’re very excited to share with you.”

Today, The Wonder Years have released the first song off this EP, a stunning version of “We Look Like Lightning,” which features guest vocals from Alex Maniak of Shortly. Pre-orders for the EP can be found here.


Kicking off just after Burst & Decay, Volume II is released, The Wonder Years will embark on a full U.S. tour in which they’ll be performing an acoustic and electric set nightly. Free Throw, Spanish Love Songs, and Pool Kids will support each night. All of those dates can be found below.


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  1. Washington Square Park
  2. We Look Like Lightning
  3. I Wanted So Badly To Be Brave
  4. Passing Through A Screen Door
  5. It Must Get Lonely
  6. Cul-de-sac
  7. Hoodie Weather

Tour Dates:

Feb 20 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
Feb 21 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
Feb 22 – New York, NY @ Webster Theater
Feb 23 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head
Feb 25 – Orlando, FL @ House Of Blues
Feb 26 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Feb 27 – Nashville, TN @ Cowan
Feb 29 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Mar 1 – Dallas, TX @ Canton
Mar 3 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
Mar 4 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
Mar 5 – Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
Mar 6 – Las Vegas, NV @ Fremont Country Club*
Mar 7 – Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater
Mar 8 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
Mar 10 – Salt Lake, UT @ The Depot
Mar 11 – Denver, CO @ Summit
Mar 13 – St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room
Mar 14 – Detroit, MI @ The Majestic
Mar 15 – Chicago, IL @ Concord
Mar 16 – Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
Mar 18 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
Mar 19 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes
Mar 20 – New Haven, CT @ Toads Place
Mar 21 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Filmore

* No Pool Kids