The day after Election Day, the Wrens said on Twitter that they would release a new song from their long-in-the-works follow-up to The Meadowlands, but it appears that Charles Bissell… More »


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Back in March, the Wrens’ Charles Bissell began treatment for multiple myeloma, “a white blood cell cancer sorta thing” that affects plasma cells in bone marrow. And today, he’s shared… More »

Credit: Tim Mosenfelder

In December 2014, Charles Bissell of the Wrens offered an update on the status of his band’s long-awaited fourth album — the follow-up to their 2003 (2003!) masterpiece, The Meadowlands. More »

A few months ago, the Wrens announced that the long-awaited follow-up to their 2003 masterpiece The Meadowlands was finally complete and sent off to mastering. It wasn’t the first timeMore »


Fans have been awaiting the follow-up to the Wrens’ 2003 masterpiece The Meadowlands for 12 years now — which is over half of my lifetime (yes, I’m young). Last year,… More »

The Wrens already shared one outtake from their first new album in 12 years — which is officially done, hallelujah, and is coming out on a label this year –… More »

After 12 years and many promises that the follow up to The Meadowlands was almost done — or even completely done — we now have photographic proof: … More »


New Wrens Album Is Done

The Wrens went seven years between their second and third albums, Secaucus and The Meadowlands — a period of time that seemed extreme at the time of The Meadowlands’ release,… More »

Experimental guitarist Luke Wyatt, AKA Torn Hawk, has garnered acclaim here and elsewhere for his new Mexican Summer LP Let’s Cry And Do Pushups At The Same Time, which I’d… More »

The Wrens have been saying their follow-up to 2003 masterpiece The Meadowlands is almost finished for years and years, and last fall we even got our hopes up enough to… More »


Credit: The Wrens at Abbey Road

Depressive New Jersey indie heroes the Wrens have been working on the follow-up to The Meadowlands, their much-loved 2003 album, for a very long time. (That photo above? That’s them… More »

Credit: The Wrens Promise New Album Is No Meadowlands, But Will Have At Least One Great Song

The Wrens are currently working on their first album in over a decade, the followup to 2003’s masterpiece The Meadowlands. They’re nearing the end of the recording process and singer… More »

We’re almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it’s time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be. For the past several years,… More »


The Anniversary

An Oral History Of The Wrens’ The Meadowlands

Credit: The Wrens 2003

Ten years ago, three grown men approaching middle age lived in a house together in Secaucus, New Jersey. A recently married fourth was living in a Garden State home to… More »


The Top 20 Albums We’ve Been Waiting For Forever

In the June 2, 2012 issue of the NME, Kevin Shields said the long-awaited third album from My Bloody Valentine –- the first since 1991’s classic Loveless –- is imminent. More »