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

The Longwalls release party for “Gold Standard” set for Saturday, March 7

The Longwalls - Gold Standard

Join The Longwalls on Saturday, March 7 as they celebrate the release of their new full-length album, Gold Standard. The party will be held at Bridge Sound and Stage—the studio where the album was recorded—and will feature an opening performance by Longwalls bassist Dan London. What’s more? The entire night is being recorded—audio and video—and admissions is… FREE!! Mark your calendars and RSVP here. Space is limited! Hope to see you there!

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Kurt von Stetten is (still) winning the internet

Kurt von Stetten is killing it! On the heels of composing the new theme for the Lost at Home Podcast, a fantastic interview by the fab folks at Visions of  the Unexcused—entitled “The Last Renaissance Man: Ten Questions with Kurt von Stetten“—explores Kurt’s creative endeavors from music to visual art to BMX and beyond. And of course there’s a couple mentions of Mr. Bob Pollard… Oh, and check the latest in a string of Vans videos using Kurt’s music: one celebrating a Vans tattoo exhibition/competition and another promoting a Vans ‘Zine workshop. The videos feature “Codify” and “He’s No Writer” (respectively) from Kurt’s 2011 classic, Cyclops. Check it:

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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