The Longwalls

Indie popsmiths from Boston

Much new music on the way!

Making making making. That's what we do! Here's the latest... The new Longwalls album, tentatively titled The Gold Standard, is nearing completion. 11 songs (!) are in the hopper over at Bridge Sound and Stage and we're close to mixing time. Look for a fall release. In the meantime, the new solo album by Dan LondonI Will Take You Back—will be released this summer. Produced with long-time co-conspirator Mike Quinn at Moontower Studio (Q Division), IWTYB is a late 70s drive-in movie sort of record that takes you back in time. And of course our DIY wunderkind Kurt von Stetten is always at work. Follow along on his stellar music blog. His latest demo—I work figuratively (mostly… mostly)—is an absolutely wonderful bit of garage-tastic power pop. He's got another record in him for sure, no word on timing just yet. More soon, stay tuned!More News >

Mining the edges of indie, country, and the worst of basic cable, The Longwalls make American pop music. Featuring ex-Gatsby heroes Alan Wuorinen and Brandon Comstock with Dan London and DIY wunderkind Kurt von Stetten on drums, The Longwalls stalk a line between noisy post-pop and twang—exploring ideas and ideals from pop and pulp alike.

The band’s 2008 home-brewed debut, Field Guide for the Zombie Survivalist, features the much-beloved track (and video) Zombies! 2010’s Dark Academy EP was called “a future classic” by the Noise. 2011′s Careers in Science—the band’s pulpy run at sci-fi triumph and failure—was called “a start-to-finish power-pop gem.” Their latest, Kowloon, received the most praise of all. Check it out.

They’ve played all over Boston with the likes of Sodafrog, The Great Bandini, Cassavettes, McAlister Drive, The O’s, Glenn Yoder, The Grownup Noise,  and a whole lot more. They’ve also peformed live on WMFO, WMBR, and WAAF. In 2009 they recorded live for the legendary Band in Boston podcast. That was fun. Here’s a video clip.

Alan Wuorinen
Vox, acoustic guitar, pedal steel, things w/ keys

Dan London
Bass, acoustic guitar, other things w/ strings, vox

Kurt von Stetten
Drums, percussion, cello, things w/ keys

Brandon Comstock
Electric & acoustic guitars, other things w/ strings, things w/ keys, vox