The Longwalls

Indie popsmiths from Boston

It's makin' season...

The Boston polar vortex will soon yield a bountiful crop of new musics. The Longwalls are deep into the recording of their 5th album at Bridge Sound and Stage. This one is going to be a full-length (first since their debut) and so far is turning out to be gloriously all over the map. Meanwhile Dan London is working hard with old pal Mike Quinn at Moontower/Q Division and is nearing completion of his second full-length solo album. And of course Kurt.. well, he's recording songs per usual (follow along on his blog) and will likely have another record out by the end of the year. Oh, and Brandon might make a quiet acoustic EP. Stay tuned.. it won't be long now!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