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!)
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!
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!
The Longwalls‘ own Alan Wuorinen is playing a solo acoustic set at the 2016 edition of Outlaw Roadshow NYC. He goes on at 8:30 at the Bowery Electric! Thanks to Ryan Spaulding for having Alan down, and apologies the rest of the band can’t make it this time around!
Check out Rukia, by Alan. In his kitchen.
Long weekend, so Sunday night is quite OK for partying. Join us this Sunday for the 3rd Annual Listen Local event featuring some of Boston’s best bands selected by the tastemakers that bring them to you first (the estimable Ryan Spaulding in our case). And just across the street from Boston’s biggest Music Festival!
Oh, and it’s FREE!
More great coverage as the Rock & Roll Rumble approaches! Things kick off this Sunday and The Longwalls close out night 5 next Friday, April 8. Check out this great history of the event from Brett Milano of the Boston Herald. And here’s a cool preview of night 5 via Vanyaland. Otherwise, be sure to check out the obligatory Facebook event page and get your tix now before they sell out!! See ya next Friday!!!
Discover some new artists. All these singers and bands excel in writing cool, gorgeous songs. They showcase vocal range and musical prowess. Impossible not to listen to it from start to finish again and again and again. Every song impresses with its songwriting, composition and ability to move, soothe or groove.
Wow, it’s amazing when people take the time to listen and comment. Makes all the work worth while. Check out Amy Steele for Entertainment Realm as she discusses her tastes in music and then gives track by track commentary for the entire album. Very cool! Download the album for free!
The luck of the draw puts The Longwalls on Friday 4/8 for the prelims of the 2016 Rock & Roll Rumble at ONCE Lounge and Ballroom. Get tix here! Lots of nice words have been written about the annual showcase: check out “10 Questions with The Longwalls” as well as the Improper Boston, Vanyaland, The Boston Globe, and even our own Mayor Marty Walsh! So yeah, get tix as it may very well sell out. Here’s the Facebook event page, and follow along on Twitter via #Rumble2016. See ya soon!!