Today we’re thrilled to premiere a new track from storytelling indie rockers Wormburner.
Somewhere Else To Be is the garage rock that happens where The Replacements meet The Hold Steady— across generations and deep at the bottom of a good whiskey bottle. And, in the grand tradition of accomplished songwriters, this one also tells a story: a weathered gay hustler wonders aloud how much longer he can stay in the game. It’s a heart-wrenching fable concealed within a totally hummable melody. Frontman Hank Henry, whom we interviewed recently for our 5 Questions With series, elaborates on the song’s narrative: “I can’t say this is a story I’ve lived first-hand, but we can probably all relate to life experiences which have worn us down and aged us. In the third verse, the narrator enters the song and it turns out he’s got some romantic attachment to the main character. Springsteen covered this subject matter with ‘Candy’s Room’ but this song comes at it from a same-sex perspective.”