You never know who you'll run into drinking and carousing at a rock show. That's pretty much the backstory about how The Longwalls came into my life. I had heard their music and liked it a great deal but it was the human experience of meeting the band one faithful night and then re-listening that's made us as close as we are today - and ultimately landed them in their second Outlaw Roadshow lineup in as many years. One of the east coast's standout pop acts, you aren't going to want to miss what I've already come to describe as "Boston's best kept secret" for good reason.. they make dark pop and sugarly death songs better than most anybody else I know. Come watch this band prevail once again on the stage of The Bowery Electric. They play Saturday night 10/17.
Mining the edges of indie, country, and the worst of basic cable, The Longwalls make American pop music—with hearts firmly planted on sleeves. Featuring ex-Gatsby heroes Alan Wuorinen and Brandon Comstock with singer / songwriter Dan London and DIY wunderkind Kurt von Stetten on drums, The Longwalls stalk a line between noisy post-pop and twang—exploring ideas and ideals from pop and pulp alike. The band’s 2008 home-brewed debut, Field Guide for the Zombie Survivalist, features the much-beloved track (and video) Zombies! 2010’s Dark Academy EP was called “a future classic” by the Noise. 2011's Careers in Science—the band's pulpy run at sci-fi triumph and failure—was called "a start-to-finish power-pop gem." 2012's Kowloon was called "a lovely novella of an album" by The Owl Mag.
Their latest, Gold Standard, features 11 tracks of hard- hitting, fuzzed-out tunes twinged with nostalgia for an unattainable past—the American gold standard.
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