The Wonder Years just released a brand new video for their single Local Man Ruins Everything. It just so happens that this song title says a lot about my feelings towards The Wonder Years.
I’ve been listening to them for a few years now and the Won’t Be Pathetic Forever EP is still the best EP I have heard, but I have come to have a love/hate relationship with them. I love everything up to The Upsides and hate basically everything since then.
When Soupy sings I try so hard to be some great white hope, I think this says a lot about the writing process. The lyrics have become so cliche and the songs all sound the same.
Instead of sticking to what got them fans and set them apart musically from the mountains of other bands, they have conformed to the industry standards to try and sell records.
I don’t particularly think there is anything special about this song or video, but it’s still worth sharing and letting people make their own conclusions. But if you are going to listen to The Wonder Years go listen to Solo & Chewy: Holdin’ It Down (feat. Rachel Minton).