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

Dan London’s “I Will Take You Back” to be released Tuesday, 11/18

We’re proud to announce that Longwalls bassist Dan London will release his second solo effort—I Will Take You Back—on Tuesday, November 18. With songs written during a time and place spanning from Nashville, TN twenty years ago, to Jamaica Plain in the last two years, the album reflects that sense of growth and time. Reminiscent of Elvis Costello and Neil Young, it’s old school indie with a hint of alt-country; music meant for vinyl and a turntable, or for driving through small towns on back country roads. Check the first single. Bob Fosse Dreams of Napoleon in Leather, and grab the CD or a digital download on 11/18. Busy times in Static Motor land. Dig.

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Kurt von Stetten wins the internet with original song for fan!

You read right. A couple weeks ago our own Kurt von Stetten held a contest on Twitter: he asked followers to post short videos of themselves listening to his latest release, Animals. For those that followed through, Kurt would then craft an original song about the fan. One lucky winner, Ravi Jain, got his prize late list night. It’s called “No Jain No Gain.” Check it all out here! Enjoy!

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Kind words from Bishop & Rook on Kurt von Stetten’s latest, “Animals”

The fine folks at Bishop & Rook have written a really nice review of Kurt von Stetten’s latest release, “Animals.” They write, “Perhaps all of these records are annual invitations into a complex mind of a musical intellect, a mind full of radical ideas of a broader picture too ambiguous for a casual listener to understand. But discernible and eloquent nonetheless.” When we think KvS, we think discernible and eloquent. Thanks for the kind words!

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The Longwalls play the Bowery Electric 10/25 at 12:30 as part of the Outlaw Roadshow!

The Longwalls play The Outlaw Roadshow 10/25/14

The Longwalls are more than a little excited to be opening the final day of the Outlaw Roadshow at 12:30 on 10/25 at the Bowery Electric in NYC. They kick-off quite a bill: taking the stage afterwards will be none other than heavyweights Filligar, Tigerman WOAH, and Mean Creek. Wow. And maybe some others…? It’s all free, and RSVP opens soon so stay tuned! (And how about that poster by Man on Fire!)

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The Longwalls to play the Outlaw Roadshow October 25 in NYC!

The Longwalls are playing the Outlaw Roadshow October 25 in NYC!

Well that sure is exciting!! Produced by none other than the Counting Crows’ Adam Duritz and local music hero Ryan Spaulding (Ryan’s Smashing Life), this year’s NYC edition of the Outlaw Roadshow is  set for Oct. 23-25 at the Bowery Electric in NYC. Some 30 bands are taking part! Read all about it at the Boston Herald and on the Outlaw Roadshow website. More details soon, but we do know this: The Longwalls will be playing Saturday afternoon (10/25) and the whole damn thing is FREE. If you’re in the area, or feel like making the trip, it will be well worth it!

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Kurt von Stetten “Animals” out 9/30!

It’s that time a year again folks! Our own Kurt von Stetten has a new release ready for the fall! It’s called Animals and it finds Kurt coloring way outside the lines and conjuring up animals of many different stripes—some strange, some familiar, and all so undeniably human. His 9th record in nearly as many years, this synth-laden fuzzed out set will be released Tuesday, September 30—digital only. Stay tuned for more! And follow Kurt on Twitter for additional content, giveaways, and stream-of-conscious CNN dissing. And stream We Were So Very Wrong!!

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