Is there a new album on the way?
Something appears to be stirring within The Wonder Years camp.
Are they about to release a new album? Is new music just round the corner? WHAT EXACTLY IS GOING ON?
To try and piece it all together let's follow the band's timeline over the last few months.
DECEMBER 22 2017
The band change their Twitter profile to all black with the simple message 'SEE YOU IN 2018'. They also tweet saying "Turning the lights out for a bit. New record next year. For now, we rest." They also offer the opportunity to keep up with their movements by signing up to their mailing list.
Turning the lights out for a bit. New record next year. If you want to be kept informed go here: https://t.co/kkcs2y9Sle. For now, we rest.— The Wonder Years (@thewonderyears) December 22, 2017
JANUARY 25 2018
People start receiving postcards from 'The Loneliest Place On Earth', the band's new collective project. It features a drawing of a dog and the words "I'M LAYING LOW/ A STRAY DOG IN THE STREET/ YOU TOOK ME HOME/ WE'RE SISTER CITIES".
YO the Loneliest Place on Earth just sent me this randomly. Think the Wonder Years are up to something? �� pic.twitter.com/AXHSbUkdkI— VHS Enthusiast (@alivexinside) January 25, 2018
JANUARY 29 2018
7" records from Hopeless Records start turning up at people's houses. On one side is a new The Wonder Years song and the other a spoken word poem.
I just got this in the mail from Hopeless Records. It's a Wonder Years song and a spoken word poem in a bunch of different languages. HOLY SHIT I LOVE THIS BAND. pic.twitter.com/ALZ3i6cxaw— dr mantis toboggan (@ihatemikemorris) January 29, 2018
The formula printed on the B-side of the record is actually how you calculate the distance between two points.
The brilliant 'The Wonder Years Shitposting' have posted the full track in two parts:
part 1. pic.twitter.com/UAmrSormwB— The Wonder Years Shitposting�� (@TWYshitposting) January 29, 2018
part 2 (sorry i had technical difficulties) [ALSO DAT BRIDGE THOO] pic.twitter.com/KkY5JCg1Kt— The Wonder Years Shitposting (@TWYshitposting) January 29, 2018
And someone on Reddit has very kindly transcribed the spoken word piece:
"The world is not as big as I have once believed. I may be smaller yet than I have ever imagined. I have loved as you have loved and I have hurt as you have hurt and someday your wounds will reopen and your pain will be my pain. The current is going to carry it to me. It will wash up on my shores. Of this, I am certain. The distance once felt infinite and now feels meaningless. I am everywhere at once. The expanse no longer vast. The gaps since shut. (reads the formula pictured) How do we measure the distance between desperation? How do we measure isolation if not in loneliness? I left pins on a map. I’m handing you the string. Tie them together. Unite us."
It's all happening. More information as we get it!