Heartfelt thanks to everyone who packed the house for our December show at Mercury Lounge. The New Year sees us marching steadily toward completion of our fourth LP, while continuing to test-drive new material on stage. On Friday March 13th, catch us in Philadelphia at Bourbon & Branch.
As the writing and recording process unfolds for our fourth LP, here’s a taste of our latest work in the studio. Our first new music release since 2016, “Alumni Magazines” is a brand-new single with lyrics that wrestle with grown-up themes of class distinction and privilege. But the instrumentation is “classic WB”, as chugging guitars meet vintage moog synthesizers in a burst of hook-laden powerpop. The gritty mix is courtesy of Phil Palazzolo. Download for free, and keep checking back for updates on live shows.
Filmmaker Chris Cassidy has produced a fantastic documentary about our friends Dennis & Lois, fixtures on the punk and indie rock scene since the mid-1970s. We are very proud of our band’s connection to this film and to these inspiring people, not to mention the fact that the film closes with our song “Two Kinds of People”. Looking forward to attending the world premier in NYC tonight! Read about it in Rolling Stone and keep checking here for other screenings.
As we continue workshopping new songs for our next LP, we will return to the stripped-down setting at our beloved 11th Street Bar in New York City. On Thursday October 18th, join us for an unhurried acoustic evening of Wormburner material both new and classic. Plus, you can expect plenty of cover songs and special guests in the mix. We start playing at around 8:30PM, and there’s no cover charge.
Our own Paul McDaniel is careening toward a birthday milestone, and we are playing a special June show to mark the occasion. On Saturday June 23rd, come celebrate the birthday of everyone’s favorite aging rocker at Otto’s Shrunken Head in the East Village. Paul will draw up the setlist for this one-of-a-kind show featuring the hottest tempos in the Wormburner catalog, plus a heaping helping of punk rock and hardcore cover songs from seminal acts like The Modern Lovers, The Undertones, Guided by Voices, Weezer and Agent Orange. Jolly Good are also on the bill.
On Thursday April 12th, we will play Knitting Factory in Brooklyn alongside our friends The Last Nites. The Last Nites will perform the soundtrack to “Pulp Fiction” in its entirety. We’ve seen this once previously, and it is not to be missed! Advance tickets can be purchased here .
Many thanks to everyone who came out for our annual Christmas show in December at the Mercury Lounge!
We’re now back to working on new songs for our next LP, and we plan to test-drive several of them in an acoustic setting on Thursday February 8th at 11th Street Bar in New York City. This date also falls right smack in between Hank’s and Terry’s birthdays, so come out and celebrate with us. As always, these acoustic sets include plenty of our favorite cover songs.
Rest in peace, Tommy Keene. An inspiration and a friend to us, opening for Tommy at the original Maxwell’s in Hoboken was one of the great privileges we’ve known as a band.
On Thursday December 14th, we will return to full-on electric form at New York City’s Mercury Lounge. Our annual Christmas show will be a full night of familiar faces with a set by Christopher John Campion backed by Mad Staggers. Ex-Behoovers Jolly Good will open the show with their debut live performance, and Yule Dogs will bring it all home with a set of suped-up sing-a-longs of your favorite carols and rock radio Christmas classics. This show has a history of selling out, so get your tickets now. New York City has been a top family vacation destination for some time now.
Our stripped-down series continues at LIC Bar on Sunday, September 17th. Starting at 5:30PM, we will play two sets in the outdoor space. Our setlist will include Wormburner material new and classic. Plus, we will welcome special guests and play a bunch of cover songs. This is our latest endeavor as we workshop and gradually introduce new songs for our next LP. There’s no cover charge at LIC Bar, and the outdoor space is a live music experience ike nothing else in New York City. Hope to see you there!
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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