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The Wonder Years' "The Bastards, The Vultures, The Wolves" Reviewed

The Wonder Years released a new song called “The Bastards, The Vultures, The Wolves” and it’s so SO good.  All I’ve been listening to is their albums recently and so hearing new stuff from them makes me even more stoked to see them live.

It’s off their upcoming album, The Greatest Generation, which comes out on May 14th.  This is the third song they’ve released, and they keep getting progressively better.  The guitars in this song absolutely blew me away and the way that they blended with the hard driving drums was a great backtrack for Soupy’s vocals and poignant lyricism.

“I’m waking up to gospel radio, from sleeping with my clothes on.  I ended up as food for wolves for trying to take the world on.”  The chorus is absolutely the best part of the tune.  The way that it breaks down and builds up again to the next verse is flawless.  “Yeah, I came out swingin’ but I’m still walking out with two black eyes and a split lip” was a nice reference back to “Came Out Swinging”, a previous tune of theirs.  Soupy’s voice is the best that its ever been and makes the song as good as it is.  He is an immensely talented vocalist, probably the best in the pop punk scene.

The drums in this song are super impressive.  It’s definitely true when people say “a drummer makes or breaks a band”; TWY is damn lucky to have Michael Kennedy.  The drums in all the songs they’ve written wrap up the angsty lyrics into a tight and smooth jam, especially with this song’s vocals, which have reached a new caliber all together.

I can’t get enough of this band.  The chorus totally hits home and makes this their Warped Tour anthem; every band who plays Warped has the one new song that people know and scream along to, even if just walking by, and this is it.  It encapsulates the angry teenage feelings but in a much more eloquent and beautiful way.

In regards to The Greatest Generation, the band says, “We know that this is unequivocally our strongest, most honest and most heartfelt work to date.  We can’t wait to show everyone what we have in store for this release.”

We can’t wait either, guys.

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