One of the bigger rock music releases this week will be The Wonder Years, “Sister Cities.” The Philadelphia natives and their trademark pop punk sound will have their new record out on Friday, April 6th.
Releasing cult favorite albums such as “The Upsides,” “Suburbia I’ve Given You All And Now I’m Nothing,” and “No Closer To Heaven,” the band’s last full length release, “The Greatest Generation,” helped push the band to the mainstream. But now that they are there, do they have the ability to stay?
When asked about the band’s latest release and following up to The Greatest Generation, lead singer Dan Campbell told publication GoldFlakePaint, “There’s this misconception about writing follow-up records that you can do one of two things: That you can write a record that pleases the fans or one that pleases yourself artistically, and that somehow those things exist in binary. But we’ve never believed they are directly opposed. We’ve always believed there’s a record you can make that satisfies you as an artist and satisfies your fanbase and the things they want from you.”
So far, only two songs have been released ahead of the album. The title track, “Sister Cities,” and, “Pyramids of Salt,” both have fans clamoring to hear more of the album. Dan Campbell stated that the album is about the band’s journey around the world on their latest international tour, sharing tales of highs and lows they experienced along the way.
Overall, only time will tell whether or not “Sister Cities” will live up to the hype, but there is no denying that the band has poured their heart and soul into this release. “Sister Cities,” releases on all streaming platforms and physical versions April 6th.