The Longwalls

Indie popsmiths from Boston

Early love for The Longwalls' "Gold Standard"

Two of our favorite Boston blogs—Redline Roots and Visions of the Unexcused—have offered some kind words on the new Longwalls record, Gold Standard. Redline Roots writes, "Gold Standard further presents the band as a strong force that produces some catchy songs with a bit of a punk attitude and grit." Visions of the Unexcused praised the record calling it, "a near perfect tome of Americana-infused fuzz pop." Thank you kindly!More 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