“The whole world’s full of losers,” sings THE WONDER YEARS frontman Dan ‘Soupy’ Campbell on ‘Washington Square Park,’ from the band’s second full-length record, The Upsides, “but if you get a chance to win, take it.”
Perhaps no quote better describes THE WONDER YEARS career to date.
Releasing The Upsides in January 2010, a complete departure from THE WONDER YEARS’ early work, was just the beginning of an ongoing avalanche of momentum that has led the Philadelphia sextet to the forefront of the pop-punk community. Engaging musicianship, reaching far beyond the repetitive droning of most of the genre, and intimate, instantly relatable lyricism made The Wonder Years a critical darling even before hordes of fans began to take notice.
The band’s current success can largely be traced to Suburbia I’ve Given You All and Now I’m Nothing “which deservedly launched The Wonder Years into a new stratosphere of popularity, and the obvious realization that Suburbia is a concept album.” – Absolute Punk
THE WONDER YEARS have become notable in the best way imaginable – by being themselves. By wearing their collective heart on their proverbial sleeve. And by taking every chance they get to win.