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The Wonder Years to release deluxe edition of ‘The Greatest Generation

The band have shared a b-side from the era, ‘Goddamnitall’.

The Wonder Years are celebrating ten years of their album ‘The Greatest Generation’ by releasing a limited edition anniversary box set, set for release on 8th September via Hopeless Records.

The package will include a 32-page booklet of photos, stories from band members and essays by Hanif Abdurraqib, Hannah Seidlitz and Thomas Nassiff, as well as rare demos and voice memos from the original recording sessions.

To coincide with the news, the band have also shared ‘Goddamnitall’, a b-side from the era, accompanied by an archival music video that you can watch below.

The band’s vocalist Dan Campbell has said, “’Goddamnitall’ is a song that almost was, and then, for a long time, categorically was not, and now is.”

“When it came time to find bonus content for this box set, we went grave digging in old hard-drives to find the demos from TGG that didn’t get finished and then exhumed and reanimated this one. It was the closest to being done at the time. All of the music was there. The chorus had lyrics and melody but, for budget and time constraints it got abandoned before it had verses and a bridge. Now, a decade later, it’s finally finished. We asked Steve Evetts to produce it the same way he would have if it were on the original album and it now stands as a spiritual and somewhat literal b-side to The Greatest Generation.”

The Pennsylvania band have released three more albums since ‘The Greatest Generation’, most recently 2022’s ‘The Hum Goes on Forever’.

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