Punk music let me know it was OK to ride my sisters’ Barbie bike and to play Pretty, Pretty Princess with them and to love “The Powerpuff Girls” and, eventually, to look at a cute boy without a second of shame.
In a phone conversation with frontman Dylan Baldi, we talked about the band’s recent experiences on tour opening for Japandroids, the growth of Cloud Nothings since its inception and future plans for the band.
The Wonder Years have had an impressive career arc since their inception in 2005. From their humble rise with the pop punk staple The Upsides to 2015’s epic, moving No Closer to Heaven the band has grown at an exponential rate, selling out most of their shows to perform for a deafening fan base. But just over two weeks ago, The Wonder Years decided to toss us a curveball in the form of an acoustic EP titled Burst & Decay, which consists of toned down versions of seven of their songs.