The Longwalls

Indie popsmiths from Boston

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 #stayinthehousecarlMore News >

Mining the edges of indie, country, and the worst of basic cable, The Longwalls make American pop music—with hearts firmly planted on sleeves. Featuring ex-Gatsby heroes Alan Wuorinen and Brandon Comstock with singer / songwriter 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.” 2012’s Kowloon was called “a lovely novella of an album” by  The Owl Mag. Their latest, Gold Standard, features 11 tracks of hard- hitting, fuzzed-out tunes twinged with nostalgia for an unattainable past—the American gold standard.

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 (video clip) and in the fall of 2014 they were invited to play The Outlaw Roadshow in NYC with Filligar, Tigerman WOAH and Mean Creek.

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