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

Video Premiere: The Longwalls – Zombies! – Live at The Bridge Sound and Stage

Big thanks to our pal Derek at Visions of the Unexcused for premiering the first video from  The Longwalls – Live at The Bridge. The Longwalls classic track Zombies! gets the acoustic treatment here complete with mandolin, washboard and even a little harmonica. Good times were had back in March when this was all shot during the release show for Gold Standard (there was lots of snow.. and lots of beer as Derek points out). 10 songs have been selected from the show and the full video (along with free audio download) will be ready in December. Stay tuned. Happy Halloween. And #stayinthehousecarl

The Longwalls are headed to NYC for The Outlaw Roadshow 2015!

The Outlaw Roadshow 2015

Huzzah! The Longwalls are headed back to The Bowery Electric in NYC for the 2015 edition of The Outlaw Roadshow! Presented by Boston’s own Ryan Spaulding (Ryan’s Smashing Life) and Counting Crows legend Adam Duritz, The Outlaw Roadshow is a  showcase of up-and-coming bands that started as part of Austin’s SXSW festival and has since expanded to NYC (CMJ), Nashville and Tel Aviv (more via the Boston Herald). Needless to say, we’re honored to be a part of it! The Longwalls kick things off at 6:30 on Saturday 10/17. Doors at 6, admission is FREE. RSVP via the app (iPhone / Android).

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Kind words on The Longwalls from Ryan’s Smashing Life

As The Longwalls get ready to head back to The Bowery Electric in NYC for The Outlaw Roadshow 2015, Ryan’s Smashing Life has posted some very kind words on the band and their latest album—Gold Standard—writing, “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.” We love us some sugarly death songs! Yum. Come get some Saturday 10/17 at The Outlaw Roadshow 2015.

Kurt von Stetten’s “Bon Fortuna” on sale now!

We’re pleased as punch to announce Bon Fortuna—the new record by Kurt von Stetten—is on sale now!  Dreamy, bold and always irreverent, Kurt returns with a glorious dispatch of fearlessly fuzzed-out art pop. And this one is a bit of a milestone: 10 solo albums in 10 years with Kurt playing every instrument on every track. Perhaps more impressive is the fact that this album is just so damn dynamic and fun to listen to. It might be his best ever, and that’s saying something. Check out the video for the first single, Spanish Ship, and be sure to hit up Kurt on Twitter for a chance to win one of the very few custom physical copies he’s producing at home as well as Bon Fortuna t-shirts. Hope you get a chance to check it out and support this amazing artist! Enjoy!

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On tap for the fall: new KvS, Longwalls and… Gatsby?

The Longwalls (c)  Alex Budnitz

Wow, what a summer. And now, back to school. Our own Kurt von Stetten has completed his 10th solo album in 10 years! Damn. It’s called Bon Fortuna and is slated for an October release date. Meanwhile, The Longwalls will soon be releasing Live at the Bridge—a live concert video shot/recorded during their Gold Standard release show back in March. It’s black and white and looks and sounds great. The band is also working on some new material and will record a couple songs this fall. Look out for a digital single by the end of the year. And, 10 years after its release, Gatsby’s Floods + Fires has been touched up and remastered with 2 previously unreleased tracks added in. Look out for Floods + Fires [Turbo Edition] later this fall. All that and more… stay tuned!

A crazy few weeks for The Longwalls!

Well.. that was fun!!

Huge thanks to everyone who came out to The Bridge Sound & Stage for The LongwallsGold Standard release show! (Check out this preview from MusicBoxPete). It was an amazing time full of amazing faces from near and far… lots of love in the room (photos). Thank you!

Leading up the show, The Longwalls appeared on WEMF’s Outlaw Roadshow Radio with Ryan Spaulding to chat music, drink whiskey and play a few acoustic tunes.  Play the podcast here (scroll).

A few days after the show, The Longwalls paid a visit to WMBR’s Pipeline for a quick chat and full band performance. Listen here (via iTunes… it’s the March 10 episode). While setting up for said performance, The Longwalls were interviewed by the Huntington News. It’s a cool piece, check it out.

What else… a video is in the works for the track “Home,” and the whole release show was recorded (audio and video), so look for some of that down the road. And.. more shows in the future as soon as we can book ‘em. Thank you!!!!

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