New York City, New York, USA

Produced by David Lowery (of Cracker & Camper van Beethoven), Wormburner is a new chapter in the grand tradition of lyric-based rock songwriting. Classic vocal melodies blend with vintage Moog synthesizers and driving guitars for a Powerpop assault that evokes Fountains of Wayne as much as Ted Leo.


A five-piece from New York City, Wormburner plays anthemic indie rock with a punk rock kick. Wormburner began releasing EPs and CD singles in 2004, playing a steady schedule of Northeast shows that would earn them their reputation as one of New York's most bombastic live bands. When Wormburner's self-produced recordings found their way to David Lowery (frontman for Cracker & Camper van Beethoven), the band traveled south to Richmond, VA and crafted a proper full-length album with David Lowery producing. The debut LP (aptly titled "A Hero's Welcome") was a 12-song tirade melding smart lyrics with driving guitars and vintage Moog synthesizers. "A Hero's Welcome" was released on DIVE Records in the Fall of 2006. Wormburner's sophomore LP is titled "Placed by The Gideons". Recorded in Hoboken, NJ, the album features 10 new, hard-charging songs connected by one gritty narrative thread. KEXP in Seattle has played the album in heavy rotation, awarding Wormburner with "Song of the Day" accolades and inviting the band to an in-studio performance/interview as part of Wormburner's recent West Coast tour. Wormburner is a regular headliner at New York's Bowery Ballroom and has played opening slots for The Walkmen, Deer Tick, School of Seven Bells, Tommy Keene, Camper van Beethoven and Cracker.


Joy In Mudville (2004 EP)
Autographed Copies b/w Wicked Game (2005 CD Single)
The Wormburner EP (2005 EP)
A Hero's Welcome (debut LP released on DIVE Records in October 2006)
Bells of St. Ignatius (Christmas single - 2007)
Placed by The Gideons (sophomore LP on DIVE Records in June 2010)

Wormburner music has been licensed to film and television. Many Wormburner songs enjoy airplay on terrestrial radio (KEXP/Seattle and WRXP-FM/New York)as well as on Satellite and Internet Radio.

Set List

A Fall 2007 setlist looked like this:

A Standing Invitation
Little Things
Muscle Car
Autographed Copies
A Hero's Welcome
Sleepy Jane
Skinny Leather Tie
The Promise (cover the the '80s hit by When In Rome, recently re-popularized in the movie Napoleon Dynamite)

Our sets are typically 45 minutes, but we can expand and contract where appropriate