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The Wonder Years – “Sister Cities” Video

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    The Wonder Years have released a video for “Sister Cities” and launched pre-orders for their new album of the same name.

    Track Listing

    1. Raining in Kyoto
    2. Pyramids of Salt
    3. It Must Get Lonely
    4. Sister Cities
    5. Flowers Where Your Face Should Be
    6. Heaven’s Gate (Sad & Sober)
    7. We Look Like Lightning
    8. The Ghosts of Right Now
    9. When the Blue Finally Came
    10. The Orange Grove
    11. The Ocean Grew Hands to Hold Me

  2. shawnhyphenray


    YES! Songs kinda disappointing but I'm still excited.
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  3. Brent

    Trusted Prestigious

    ^ what he said.
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  4. cosmickid

    Composer, but never composed.

    It's pretty cool. But I'm gonna be the guy who complains about the production, because I don't think the drums have been done justice AT ALL.

    Have they said who produced it?
  5. web250

    I'll change this eventually Prestigious

    "After doing their last three albums with famed pop punk producer Steve Evetts, they recorded this one with Joe Chiccarelli (Manchester Orchestra, The Shins) and Carlos de la Garza (Jimmy Eat World, Paramore, Tegan and Sara, M83), and it’s the biggest departure from the band’s pop punk roots yet"

    Source: The Wonder Years announce new album 'Sister Cities,' share title track
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  6. Dodger

    “The greatest teacher, failure is”

    not accusing of stealing or anything, but 1:30 sounds pretty damn close to Brick By Boring Brick's lick.
    I Am Mick and Brent like this.
  7. I wonder who will have the best "Heaven's Gate" this year, TWY or FOB.
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  8. parkerxcore

    Somebody's gonna miss us Supporter

    Loved it.
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  9. Loki

    God of mischief

    Jason - always thankful for you adding pre-order links. I don't have the time to scour the web like I used to for merch and you have helped me get in on a lot of pre-orders I would have missed otherwise. Thanks again!
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  10. FOB.
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  11. Jason Tate Feb 8, 2018
    (Last edited: Feb 8, 2018)
    Pretty easily their best 'sounding' song in a long while.

    Kinda Foo Fighters-y though.
  12. ViTO

    @vitopagano It Must Get Lonely

    Man .... I do love the sound of this.
  13. GetUpAndrew

    Constant horror and bone-deep dissatisfaction.

    I feel like TWY needed this. I mean, I've loved every single record this band has put out since The Upsides, but honestly I'm so excited for them to try something a little bit different, if this new track is any indication.
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  14. Bayside 182

    Wolverine Supporter

    From a pure sound standpoint, this song sounds better than any of their previous albums. The song itself isn't doing it for me. It's not bad but it just sounds like any other generic rock song and doesn't have the uniqueness that made me enjoy their previous work.
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  15. Song is kind of meh and boring honestly. Not really catchy at all. My problem with The Wonder Years have always been that they have like three guitarists, but I can never really tell that they do. It’s like a wall of guitars that always sound like one, which is kind of a bummer. I really hope the next single is good. I want another super catchy song like some of the songs off The Greatest Generation.
  16. CMilliken


    Dig it. Preordered that hardcover book vinyl combo. Hoping it has the poem and journal entries that were referenced in the album teaser video.
  17. huntercrunch


    I already like this song more than most of NCTH, but this kind of feels like a good album track, not really a first single.

    I don't think they'll be able to top TGG for me, but I'm excited for this record.
  18. sammyboy516

    Trusted Prestigious

    I actually like this song a lot more than We Look Like Lightning on first listen
  19. daldalian

    hopelessly yours, Alabama

    I'm surprised how sparse lyrically this song is, considering how wordy a lot of No Closer to Heaven and TGG were. I like the vibe though. Pre-ordered.
  20. cosmickid

    Composer, but never composed.

    Yeah I have the same issue. Can't say I've seen three guitar bands ever utilise them all well in this genre.
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  21. nicksteinborn

    The Wonder Years Verified

    I bet you a million bucks people would and do say that too much is going on when we play completely different stuff.
  22. Honeymagnolia

    Regular Supporter

    Love the song. Some of the album titles sound really cool.

    UK tour in April shall be awesome.
  23. MacbethSin


    Really cool setting for a video. Song is okay...very straightforward rock barring that dope shuffle beat in the second verse.

    Anyone else find that "plinking" sound of the cymbals in the chorus and bridge irritating though? What happened with those drums...
  24. I Am Mick

    @gravebug Prestigious

    Hop Along's Sister Cities >>> TWY's Sister Cities
  25. j0nnymarrzbar Feb 8, 2018
    (Last edited: Feb 8, 2018)


    Damn wish the production was better.... song sounds like it should be on NCTH? Drums sound weird as hell

    Also think we have to accept that TWY won't be writing stuff that sounds likes it's in a major key anymore :(