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Worriers (band)

Worriers are an American melodic punk band from Brooklyn, New York.[1] The band’s music is centered on the songwriting of the former vocalist/guitarist of The Measure (SA), Lauren Denitzio. Worriers remains Lauren's primary band with friends Mikey Erg, Rachel Rubino, Audrey Zee Whitesides, John McClane, and Lou Hanman, among others.[2] They have records out on Don Giovanni Records, No Idea Records and Yo-Yo Records.[3]

Origin Brooklyn, New York, USA
Genres Punk rock
Years active 2011 – Present
Labels Don Giovanni
SideOneDummy Records
Associated acts
Members Lauren Denitzio
Lou Hanman
Mikey Erg
Audrey Zee Whitesides

In 2015 Worriers enlisted Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! to produce their album Imaginary Life.[4] The band signed with SideOneDummy Records in June 2017, and released their second album Survival Pop in September of that year.



Worriers are a Brooklyn-based punk rock band formed by singer, guitarist, and songwriter Lauren Denitzio in 2011, who was previously a member of the Measure and is also a visual artist and a published author. Denitzio (who was credited as Lauren Measure on the group's first recordings) has been the sole constant in the Worriers' lineup, with Mikey Erg, Lou Hanman, John McLean, Rachel Rubino, and Audrey Zee Whitesides among Denitzio's most frequent collaborators.[5]

The band released their first single Past Lives on No Idea Records in May 2011. After a second single, Sinead O'Rebellion through Yo-Yo Records, Worriers teamed up with Don Giovanni Records for the seven-song EP Cruel Optimist in October 2013.

In 2015 Worriers returned with Imaginary Life, the band's first full-length album, with all songs written solely by Denitzio, and produced by Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! For this record the Worriers' lineup included Denitzio on lead vocals and guitar, guitarists Rachel Rubino and John McLean, bassist Audrey Zee Whitesides, and drummer Mike Yannich, with Lou Hanman guesting on backing vocals.[5]

The band signed with SideOneDummy Records in June 2017, and released their second album Survival Pop in September of that year. For this record Denitzio was backed by Hanman on guitar, Nick Psillas on bass, and Mikey Erg on drums.[6]


Full Length RecordsEdit

Year Title Label Format
2015 Imaginary Life Don Giovanni Records 12" vinyl LP, CD, Digital
2017 Survival Pop SideOneDummy Records / 6131 Records 12" vinyl LP, CD, Digital


Year Title Label Format
2013 Cruel Optimist Don Giovanni Records 12" vinyl, Digital
2013 Sinead O'Rebellion Yo-Yo Records 7" vinyl
2011 Past Lives No Idea Records 7" vinyl

External linksEdit


  1. ^ Tyler-Amen, Daoud. "Review: Worriers, 'Imaginary Life'". NPR.
  2. ^ Pelly, Jenn. "Down Is Up 04: A Q&A With Lauren Denitzio of Worriers". Pitchfork. Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Voyce, MacEagon. Worriers: Finding Agency in Punk". Frontrunner Magazine. Frontrunner Magazine. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  4. ^ Hilton, Robin. "All Songs +1: Laura Jane Grace And Lauren Denitzio On Surviving In Punk". NPR. NPR. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  5. ^ a b Deming, Mark. "Worriers Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Worriers Survival Pop Credits". Allmusic.