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.”
Many thanks to everyone who helped sell out the Bowery Ballroom last nite. We had the time of our lives, and we will post some pics and video footage soon. In the meantime, here’s a review of the show.
Today we were alerted to a pleasant online review of our album. Here’s an excerpt from the full article at GloriousNoise.com: “They’re loud, they’re catchy, and they aren’t trying to be anything other than what they are — a fun power-pop band…sounds like Isolation Drills-era Guided By Voices.”
And still some more favorable press on our album. Dig these goods words, courtesy of our new friends at UsedWigs.com: “The injection of Moog synth adds just the right touch of energy and retro goodness to the yearning vocals and big buzz saw melodies to set it apart from your standard guitar-driven, pop-enfused rock. This is a must for fans of Elf Power, The Mountain Goats and Ted Leo.”
Our new LP A Hero’s Welcome is now available for purchase in select stores including Rebel Rebel, located at 319 Bleecker Street in New York City.
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
Thursday July 20th
11th Street Bar
E. 11th St btwn Ave A & Ave B
*A RARE ACOUSTIC EVENING*