Many thanks to everyone who packed the house for our 10th Annual Christmas show at the Mercury Lounge with Lifeguard Nights, Knockout Drops, and of course Yule Dogs. Looking forward to continuing the tradition for another 10 years!
We have released a new EP called “Made-for-TV Movies”. Available on platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, etc, the lead-off track is a new single titled “Somewhere in LA”. Also included are a cover of Neutral Milk Hotel’s “Holland 1945”, along with some demos and live recordings of classics from the Wormburner catalog. There’s an acoustic version of “Somewhere Else To Be”, courtesy of the live sessions we recorded last year at LastFM. And don’t miss the live version of “Bells of St. Ignatius”, recorded in New York City last Christmas.
Many thanks to Bill Kelly, our favorite disc jockey at WFMU, for featuring our song “Hopscotch Gunner” on his latest Real Rock & Roll CD compilation. We’re right alongside some of our favorite artists including Tom Verlaine, The Outlaws, The Cramps, and the Sir Douglas Quintet. Don’t miss our next NYC show at The Mercury Lounge on Friday 9/23.
After several months demo-ing new songs and tending to various side projects, we return to The Mercury Lounge for a first-ever co-headlining bill with our friends Lead of Foxes . It’s an EARLY SHOW, perfect for the commuters who don’t typically get to hang around late. Hope to see you there!
Thanks to DJ Rich Russo for including our song Hopscotch Gunner
among his Top 25 songs of 2015. Listen here for the whole countdown, including songs by Bruce Springsteen, Jason Isbell, and the Front Bottoms.
On Thursday 12/17, we return to The Mercury Lounge in New York City for an all-star lineup including the return of Knockout Drops. And as always, Yule Dogs will bring it all home with a star-studded sing-along set of all your favorite yuletide classics. This show always sells out, so get your tickets in advance.
Throughout the year, the historic downtown comes alive for numerous events from block parties, to parades, to the monthly First Saturday celebration where shops and restaurants stay open late. Go to Asbury Park Chamber for the most up-to-date events calendar. Don’t miss the annual Asbury Park Restaurant Tour, Fourth of July Fireworks, Oysterfest, and the world record breaking NJ Zombie Walk..
If a weekend at the shore is in your plans, check out the The Asbury Hotel where a restored Victorian-era hotel has transformed into a vibrant, realxing and unique stay and There are lots of things to do on vacation in Canada if you want a different scenery. Relax on their rooftop bar while you take in the ocean view or enjoy the evening with you family watching a movie at their outdoor theater. The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel is one of the grand hotels of a bygone era. Its recently restored 250 suites and rooms offer modern luxury and classic beauty just steps away from the ocean. The Hotel Tides Restaurant and Spa is another Asbury Park tradition recently lovingly restored to its former glory. Asbury Park is also home to a number of other great places to stay including the Empress Hotel, Mikell’s Big House and the Asbury Park Inn.
While in town, enjoy the city’s diverse and thriving restaurant scene. From Japanese to Mediterranean to Italian, it’s all here and it’s delicious. Newer restaurants like Kim Marie’s Eat & Drink Away, Bank on Mattison, and Cibo e Vino have quickly established themselves as culinary gems alongside favorites like Jimmy’s Italian Restaurant, Brando’s Citi Cucina, Moonstruck, Stella Marina, Langosta Lounge and Tim McLoone’s Supper Club.
The Asbury Park experience isn’t complete without taking in a show. USA Today picked Asbury Park as one of the top ten places to listen to music. The legendary Stone Pony, where Bruce Springsteen has made numerous appearances, is one of the world’s most famous music “scenes.” Asbury Park is also home to two theatre companies: The Premier Theatre Company who have been producing classic Broadway theater in the area for over 30 years and are dedicated to bringing invigorating theater with a fresh perspective to Asbury Park.
We recently taped a live studio session with LastFM, capturing video footage of Wormburner in a rare acoustic setting. Each video kicks off with some interview commentary that sets up each song. From our new LP “Pleasant Living in Planned Communities”, here are acoustic takes of the songs “Somewhere Else To Be” and “Doxology”.
Veteran music critic Robert Christgau has included us on his latest “Dean’s List”, ranking our new LP among the best records of the past year. We are among but a handful of rock bands to make the list, and we are thrilled to share the spotlight with records by The Flaming Lips, Drive-By Truckers, Old 97s, TV on the Radio, New Pornographers, Parquet Courts, and Wussy.
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
Friday December 17, 2021
New York, NY
**annual Christmas show**