The Wonder Years announce acoustic EP Burst & Decay, stream new song “There, There”; intimate tour with Laura Stevenson, The Obsessives, and Jetty Bones revealed

The Wonder Years releasing a special acoustic EP entitled Burst & Decay. The EP will be co-released with Hopeless Records and through Loneliest Place On Earth, a new venture created by the band. Vocalist Dan Campbell commented:

“To whom it may concern,

We’ve begun a new venture. I’m hesitant to give it a title because I don’t want to limit what it could become but, for now, I’m going to call it a collective – an avenue for music and art and writing and performance. The first order of business will be to pair up with Hopeless Records to co-release an acoustic EP we recorded in May called Burst & Decay. In the coming months and years, we’ll be rolling out releases, artists and events. The seeds are being planted. This is just the beginning but for now, thank you. We love you. We’ll see you soon.”

Burst & Decay features seven tracks from the band’s previous catalog, re-imagined and presented acoustically. The EP is set for official release on September 22nd, with pre-orders now available at and the Hopeless Records merch store. An audio stream of the new version of “There, There” – off their fourth studio album The Greatest Generation – is streaming here:

Burst & Decay: An Acoustic EP track listing:

1. “A Song For Ernest Hemingway”
2. “There, There”
3. “Coffee Eyes”
4. “Cardinals”
5. “Don’t Let Me Cave In”
6. “Dismantling Summer”
7. “You In January”

Additionally, The Wonder Years have announced a run of intimate shows, performing the re-imagined songs live. Laura Stevenson, The Obsessives and Jetty Bones are confirmed to support. Tickets are on sale now at

Vocalist Dan Campbell explains:

“The goal of this tour is intimacy…small rooms, different song arrangements and instrumentation. We want this to be a very unique experience for fans used to seeing us in a much different setting.”

9/24 – Detroit, MI | The Shelter
9/25 – Chicago, IL | Bottom Lounge
9/26 – Cleveland, OH | Agora Ballroom
9/27 – St. Louis, MO | The Firebird *
9/28 – Nashville, TN | Mercy Lounge
9/29 – Atlanta, GA | The Masquerade
9/30 – Orlando, FL | The Social
10/01 – Ft. Lauderdale | Culture Room
10/03 – West Columbia, SC | New Brookland Tavern
10/04 – Charlotte, NC | The Underground
10/05 – Baltimore, MD | The Ottobar *
10/06 – Philadelphia, PA | Theatre of Living Arts
10/07 – Boston, MA | Royale
10/08 – New York, NY | Le Poisson Rouge

* No Laura Stevenson