February 11th, 2023 8pm Stage 1
Brooklyn band Wandering Years originated as the solo project of songwriter Gene Stroman. After releasing a string of home-recorded EPs, most recently the intimate, emo-tinged folk affair Wandering Years Retirement Community (2022, Candlepin Records), Stroman recruited friends to bring the Wandering Years sonic palette to a live setting. The “plugged-in” Wandering Years has won fans over with shoegaze/slowcore-inspired reinterpretations of earlier material and new songs from their first studio-recorded, full length album, Mountain Laughed (forthcoming 2023). Fans of Red House Painters, Yo La Tengo, and Jason Molina will connect with earnest lyricism, melodic instrumentation and a subtle twang.