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High-grade indie rock, power pop, and Americana since 2003. Boston-based. Proudly DIY.

New Longwalls music for the 8th Annual JP Music Fest!

For your listening pleasure, 2 new tracks from the upcoming Longwalls album entitled Red Shirts. Keep an eye out for an album release in early 2019. And for those who can make it to the JP Music Festival this Saturday, we got some fancy red-tint cassettes/download cards for free! Offer valid while supplies last. Be dialin!!!!

 

Wow, it’s been a minute. But things be percolatin’

Hey there! Been a while. Wow. Well, we’ll have you know we’ve been keepin’ on with the keepin’ on. Here’s what’s up. For those following along at home, you know it’s about time for the annual Kurt von Stetten release. Yep. We’re looking at November for the next one. No title yet, but there will be some limited edition lathe cut vinyl. Very cool. Stay tuned.

In other news, The Longwalls are also back at it and are putting the finishing touches on record #6. It’s going to be called Red Shirts, and we’re hoping for some vinyl for this one as well. Look for a release in early 2019-ish.

Meanwhile… The Longwalls are also very excited to be part of the 8th Annual JP Music Fest coming up on September 8. It’s free and fun for the whole family. Details here. Longwalls hit the stage in the 1pm hour. AND.. we’ll have a limited edition cassette featuring 2 tracks from the upcoming record—for free give-away!

Look out for more shows in the fall and a release party for the new record.

Ok, that’s it for now. We won’t be strangers. Promise.

The Longwalls JP Music Fest

Kurt von Stetten back with new (double!) album entitled “Cycle”

Clocking in at an hour plus with 23 tracks, this is a ton of new material from our favorite son, Kurt von Stetten. This new mega release, entitled Cycle, ebbs and flows from track to track, bunny-hopping textures and moods like no other KvS release to date. Fo’ reals! Here’s the first single, Calculator. Look out for the full release on Friday, October 27. Happy fall, and here’s to another cycle…

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Live video. Kind words. Alan represents The Longwalls at Outlaw Roadshow 2016 this past fall in NYC.

Well ain’t this a hum-dinger! Alan opens up with “Sargasso in Space” off The Longwalls‘ classic 2012 EP, Careers in Science; follows it up with a tease from the band’s forthcoming 6th release with (soon-to-be-blistering) “Red Shirts;” slows things down with “Rukia” from 2015’s Gold Standard; and then closes things out going way back to 2010’s “Playwrights” off the Dark Academy EP. Good on ya, Alan!!

All that and some very kind accompanying words from our pal Ryan’s Smashing Life! He writes:

One of the East Coast’s best sounds / Sneaky Good! – Alan and the band play dark pop songs influenced by cultural tides, historical figures and social ephemera and this set was no different. The Longwalls last two full-length albums, The Gold Standard and Kowloon are two sides of the same study of coins – demonstrating just how good they really are. This January, The Longwalls dropped a live album you need to hear (here!)

The Longwalls’ lend to track to “Keep Safe Boston 2016,” a benefit compilation for Fenway Health

Keep Safe Boston 2016 Compilation For Fenway Health is dedicated in loving memory to all lives affected by the events of June 12, 2016 at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The Longwalls are proud to have lent the track “Too Many Prayers” from 2015’s Gold Standard to the cause. Stream some tracks below, then visit the comp on Bandcamp and, please, pay what you can for this most worthy cause featuring so many great artists. Thanks!

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Kurt von Stetten to release new album, Gutt, Friday 10/28

Kurt von Stetten - Gutt

Well, well, well. Here we are busy with another Longwalls album, getting into our fall routines and.. oh looky here: A new KvS album called Gutt! I guess it has been a year since the excellent Bon Fortuna record. Anyway.. Bold, defiant, insatiable. Boston’s Kurt von Stetten returns with his 11th solo effort—in 11 years. Noisy and angular. Low lows. High highs. Big and fragile. Playful and tuneful as ever. And once again written and recorded entirely on his own—with Kurt himself playing every instrument. And with 20 tracks (!!) you simply can’t go wrong. Give Gutt a go! It’s available (digital only) 10/28 here on SMR and over at Bandcamp (and eventually the iTunes etc..). Check out the first single, In a Car Falling in Love, and watch for video for Future is Fashion on Tuesday. Enjoy!

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