Rest in peace, Tommy Keene. An inspiration and a friend to us, opening for Tommy at the original Maxwell’s in Hoboken was one of the great privileges we’ve known as a band.
On Thursday December 14th, we will return to full-on electric form at New York City’s Mercury Lounge. Our annual Christmas show will be a full night of familiar faces with a set by Christopher John Campion backed by Mad Staggers. Ex-Behoovers Jolly Good will open the show with their debut live performance, and Yule Dogs will bring it all home with a set of suped-up sing-a-longs of your favorite carols and rock radio Christmas classics. This show has a history of selling out, so get your tickets now.
Our stripped-down series continues at LIC Bar on Sunday, September 17th. Starting at 5:30PM, we will play two sets in the outdoor space. Our setlist will include Wormburner material new and classic. Plus, we will welcome special guests and play a bunch of cover songs. This is our latest endeavor as we workshop and gradually introduce new songs for our next LP. There’s no cover charge at LIC Bar, and the outdoor space is a live music experience ike nothing else in New York City. Hope to see you there!
We have been working on a bunch of new songs, introducing many of them via a series of stripped-down sets at 11th Street Bar
in New York City. The next date is Thursday July 20th. While we haven’t always advertised these gigs under the Wormburner name per se, our setlists inevitably include Wormburner material new and classic. Plus, there’s always a heaping helping of cover songs and special guests in the mix. Hope to see you at 11th Street Bar on Thursday July 20th. We start around 8:30PM, and there’s no cover charge.
On Wednesday January 25th we will play the Knitting Factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. We are in the opening slot, prior to our friends The Last Nites who will play the Pulp Fiction soundtrack in its entirety. Come out and join us for a fun evening!
Many thanks to everyone who packed the house for our 10th Annual Christmas show at the Mercury Lounge with Lifeguard Nights, Knockout Drops, and of course Yule Dogs. Looking forward to continuing the tradition for another 10 years!
We have released a new EP called “Made-for-TV Movies”. Available on platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, etc, the lead-off track is a new single titled “Somewhere in LA”. Also included are a cover of Neutral Milk Hotel’s “Holland 1945″, along with some demos and live recordings of classics from the Wormburner catalog. There’s an acoustic version of “Somewhere Else To Be”, courtesy of the live sessions we recorded last year at LastFM. And don’t miss the live version of “Bells of St. Ignatius”, recorded in New York City last Christmas.
Many thanks to Bill Kelly, our favorite disc jockey at WFMU, for featuring our song “Hopscotch Gunner” on his latest Real Rock & Roll CD compilation. We’re right alongside some of our favorite artists including Tom Verlaine, The Outlaws, The Cramps, and the Sir Douglas Quintet. Don’t miss our next NYC show at The Mercury Lounge on Friday 9/23.
After several months demo-ing new songs and tending to various side projects, we return to The Mercury Lounge for a first-ever co-headlining bill with our friends Lead of Foxes . It’s an EARLY SHOW, perfect for the commuters who don’t typically get to hang around late. Hope to see you there!
Thanks to DJ Rich Russo for including our song Hopscotch Gunner
among his Top 25 songs of 2015. Listen here for the whole countdown, including songs by Bruce Springsteen, Jason Isbell, and the Front Bottoms.
Pleasant Living in Planned CommunitiesBuy digitally through iTunes
Our third LP! This album’s cast of desperate characters includes a downed airman in WWII Europe, a 21st Century soldier returning home from battle, and a transient gay hustler whose youthful looks are weathering with age.
“Anthemic indie rock with a punk rock kick” – KEXP in Seattle