Pennsylvania’s The Wonder Years give a nod to their childhood stomping grounds in the world premiere for their video “Passing Through A Screen Door.”
The Mitchell Wojcik and Samuel Gursky-directed video features shots of Lansdale, Pennsylvania, the place vocalist Dan “Soupy” Campbell, guitarist Nick Steinborn, bassist Josh Martin, guitarist Matt Brasch, guitarist Casey Cavaliere and drummer Matt Kennedy called home before embarking on their musical career.
In an interview with Absolute Punk, Campbell talked about the meaning behind the evocative song the video is based on.
“I call the song an atypical love song, because that’s what it is to me. It touches on the idea of societal pressure dictating the way you should live your life. The wife, the kids, the house. I know that those are all things I want, but I don’t know when,” explained Campbell. “And to be honest, I’m terrified of them. There’s so much that can go wrong. When you think about it, there’s so much responsibility. I don’t want to fuck up a kid’s life. Am I balanced enough, stable enough to help guide someone else through the world? Those are big ideas, they’re terrifying. I’m constantly running away from that.”
The six-piece band has been busy releasing their newest album, The Greatest Generation, which debuted at #20 on the Billboard Top 20, and performing main stage on the entire route of the 2013 Vans Warped Tour.
The Wonder Years are also scheduled to perform at this year’s KROQ Epicenter featuring The Offspring, Bad Religion, Pennywise and more, September 21 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine with tickets on sale now. You can also win Epicenter tickets here.
–Nadia Noir, KROQ