Alumni Magazines (single)

by Wormburner

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“Alumni Magazines” is the first new Wormburner music since 2016. While the lyrics wrestle with grown-up themes of class distinction and privilege, the instrumentation hearkens back to the band’s early sound as chugging guitars meet vintage moog synthesizers in a burst of hook-laden powerpop. With a gritty mix courtesy of Phil Palazollo (New Pornographers, Ted Leo + Pharmacists), Phil says his idea was "a sort of Wormburner song, fired out of a cannon aimed at a stack of Cheap Trick records, with one copy of 'Do the Collapse' shoved in.” Download the song for free!


released December 1, 2018

Music by Wormburner. Lyrics by Hank Henry. Mixed by Phil Palazollo. Recorded by Hugh Pool in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.


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Wormburner Brooklyn, New York

Narrative indie rock luminaries from Brooklyn, Wormburner have released three acclaimed full-length albums to-date. Rock critic Robert Christgau said of the band's latest LP, "Hank Henry doesn’t swallow a word as he shouts his tuneful tales into the void. It’s the concept of a guy who sounds like he was an English major back when you selected that course of study so you could read novels. A minus" ... more

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Track Name: Alumni Magazines
She pages through alumni magazines
And soaks up the scenes
The privilege and the pedigreed routines
The wealth and the means
She talks about herself at age 19
And the dreams that she dreamed
While paging through alumni magazines

Now me, ya know, I never finished school
Yeah I've got my regrets
And it's not something she'd let me soon forget
If she even suspects
And I've never seen New England in the Fall
But it looks so serene
On pages from alumni magazines

She talks about herself at age 19
And the dreams that she dreamed
The husband and the money and the means
The five-star cuisines
And I never was the kind to really read
But there's pictures I've seen
On pages from alumni magazines
On pages from alumni magazines
On pages from alumni rags
Dressed the part and pressed between
The pages of alumni magazines

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