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74 Artists On Their Favorite Tom Petty Song

I once got busted trying to steal a magazine from my hometown library. The 8/8/91 issue of Rolling Stone apparently had one of those sensors…
Scott Lapatine | October 4, 2017 - 12:39 pm


The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014

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.
Chris DeVille | December 23, 2013 - 11:23 am

The Anniversary

An Oral History Of The Wrens’ The Meadowlands

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…
Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy | September 9, 2013 - 9:56 am

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Brainiac Tribute Show Announced In Brooklyn

Brooklyn’s Bell House will host a Brainiac tribute concert on 12/9 to honor the 25th anniversary of the influential band’s formation and to commemorate deceased…
Julia Gray | October 19, 2017 - 11:22 am

The Wrens – “At Irish Exit” (Demo)

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…
Chris DeVille | November 11, 2016 - 6:02 pm

The Wrens’ Charles Bissell Shares Update On Cancer Treatment

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…
Peter Helman | September 14, 2016 - 7:35 pm

The Wrens’ Charles Bissell Has Cancer

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…
Michael Nelson | March 16, 2016 - 4:58 pm

The Wrens Are Releasing New Song “Three Types Of Reading Ambiguity” On Limited Edition Cassette

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.
Peter Helman | October 10, 2015 - 1:25 pm

The New Wrens Album Is Done! (Again!)

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…
Peter Helman | July 1, 2015 - 7:07 pm

Hear An Outtake From The Wrens’ New Song “Three Types Of Reading Ambiguity”

The Wrens already shared one outtake from their first new album in 12 years -- which is officially done, hallelujah, and is coming out on
Chris DeVille | April 14, 2015 - 11:38 am

The Wrens’ New Album Is Done

After 12 years and many promises that the follow up to The Meadowlands was almost done -- or even completely done -- we now have…
Caitlin White | April 9, 2015 - 10:53 am

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…
Michael Nelson | December 5, 2014 - 2:04 pm

The Wrens’ Charles Bissell Was Torn Hawk’s Guitar Teacher

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
Chris DeVille | November 13, 2014 - 3:39 pm

The Wrens Sign Deal For “Nearly Done” New Album

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…
Chris DeVille | November 11, 2014 - 1:13 pm

Hear Some New Wrens Music Cut From Their Forthcoming Album

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.
Tom Breihan | July 3, 2014 - 9:31 am

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…
James Rettig | June 29, 2014 - 3:58 pm
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