Worriers meditate on getting through the times in “No More Bad News” from Kevin Devine split

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Worriers | photo by Jake Cunningham | courtesy of the artist

Following a whirlwind album cycle last fall, Worriers are back at it once again. The recently-Philly punk band, led by vocalist/songwriter Lauren Denitzio, is currently out on tour, but found time to contribute a song to the latest installment in musician Kevin Devine’s Devinyl Splits series.

The song, “No More Bad News,” is a last-minute addition to the series, after scheduling conflicts forced the next slated Devinyl release to be delayed. But you couldn’t tell by listening to it. Matching the tone of Worriers’ latest LP Survival Pop, “No More Bad News” is a steady, slow-burning meditation on what makes us keep living our lives each day in a world constantly bombarded by bad news. Denitzio’s songwriting never risks dreariness, though, and they pull the song along with a sense of building optimism. Worriers shares the split with a song by Kevin Devine, “Outstretched & Never-Ending.”

Listen below. Worriers’ next local appearances are (no big deal) next week at The Fillmore, opening for The Wonder Years. The June 8 show is sold out, but tickets are still available for June 9. Find more information on the XPN Concert Calendar and revisit Worriers’ Key Studio Session here.

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