Happy New Year and a heartfelt thanks for all the love in 2007. It was our best year yet, closing out with a huge headlining slot at Bowery Ballroom, great press, and a Christmas Single that got picked up by more bloggers, podcasters and renegade radio broadcasters than we can begin to account for. 2008 is already off to a thrilling start, with our synth-pop/punk song Astronauts poised to be featured in an independent film (more on that story as it unfolds).
Check out the great spread about Wormburner in today’s New York Press.
Our Christmas Single Bells of St. Ignatius is available for just ninety-nine cents in the iTunes Music Store.
All the pieces are in place for our Bowery Ballroom show on Thursday December 20th. This marks our second Bowery appearance of 2007, and this time we are co-headlining the bill with Knockout Drops. Both bands will be playing full sets, and Lifeguard Nights has just been added in the opening slot. The evening will culminate with a medley of Christmas singalongs by The Yule Dogs, a holiday collective featuring all bands plus members of The Bogmen and more.
The event is being dubbed “A Very Bowery Christmas“. We’re gearing up to deliver our first-ever live performance of Bells of St. Ignatius, the original Wormburner Christmas song that’s destined to be a classic!
Tickets for the show are $20, and you can purchase in advance by clicking here. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Kristy’s Smile charity. All concert attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the Yule Dogs Christmas album.
Self-described as “the last gladiator in the new Rome,” today we mourn the passing of Evel Knievel (1938-2007).
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.
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