Many thanks to those who attended our opening night showcase at the CMJ Music Marathon. A modest live performance video of our song Sleepy Jane is posted here.
We’re back from our first-ever Boston show, and there’s nothing but good news to report. Except for the fact that we seem to have left behind an amplifier (fingers crossed it’s locked away safely in a back room at the club). Otherwise the turnout was great. We played new songs and some WB classics, saw a lot of old friends and made some new ones. We’ll be back up there soon.
Many thanks if you helped pack the house at The Mercury Lounge last week. And thanks to Action Painters for such a stellar performance co-headlining the bill with us. You can read a great review of the show here.
This Fall we’re taking our act on the road to Boston and more. Dates are still TBD, but we’ll post ‘em ASAP. In other news, we have begun recording some new material in Williamsburg, Brooklyn under the watchful eye of commando-style recording specialist Ollie Byrd.
Wormburner’s romance with internet radio continues through these warm summer months. Our songs Little Things and Skinny Leather Tie were just added to the playlist at Cake, a free-form online station programmed by A&R legend Howard Thompson. Howard is a tastemaker notorious for signing acts like Adam Ant, 10,000 Maniacs, Garbage and countless others.
Thanks for getting all pagan with us as we celebrated the summer solstice last nite. We played a rare, outdoor, entirely-unplugged acoustic set in the West Village. It was a sidewalk show right out front of the otheroom, part of a one-day event called the Make Music New York Festival which converted public spaces all around the City into informal musical stages. We were rained-out halfway through our set, but we had a great time with everyone who fled the electrical storm and piled into the bar with us.
If you’ve been to any one of our New York shows over the past few years, chances are you’ve seen the mighty Chris Campion join us onstage to add his signature harmony vocals to our “indie hit” song SLT. Starting Thursday May 31st, Chris Campion launches his new Escape From Bellevue show, which ran sold-out for three months the first time it opened. The first run was totally stripped down and DIY, and it far surpassed everyone’s expectations. Now it’s a BIG PRODUCTION with innovative OBIE AWARD WINNING DIRECTOR Alex Timbers. Escape From Bellevue is a wildly entertaining night out…a 90-minute show packed with hilarious storytelling which, incidentally, has landed Chris Campion a major book deal with Penguin Books. Plus, there’s a bar in the theater that opens an hour prior to showtime. So it’s a unique example of an off-Broadway production where you can party AND watch theater. This show (and its music) has the Wormburner stamp of approval and then some! Click here for tickets.
Our song Turndaround has been selected for a “Brooklyn Mix” playlist currently featured on the Domino’s Pizza website.
A review from across the pond was just published in The Mag. Specific to the Wormburner song Autographed Copies, a UK reviewer called out “the wonderfully warm guitars and crisp drum sound which perfectly capture the emotion of the song, further advanced by the clear American accent of the vocal.”
Another glowing review of our LP includes this fresh perespective from Spill Magazine: “Buried below the five-piece’s indie rock are literary songs featuring clever wordplay….laced with New Wave and Powerpop, the album aims to please fans of Neutral Milk Hotel, The Weakerthans and Grandaddy.”
Pleasant Living in Planned CommunitiesBuy digitally through iTunes
Our third LP! This album’s cast of desperate characters includes a downed airman in WWII Europe, a 21st Century soldier returning home from battle, and a transient gay hustler whose youthful looks are weathering with age.
“Anthemic indie rock with a punk rock kick” – KEXP in Seattle