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Both darker and more varied than their 2008 debut (Field Guide for the Zombie Survivalist),The Longwalls' second release is A 21-minute trip down memory lane with Guided By Voices, Wilco, and a stack of comic books along for the ride. Songs about families, friends, spirits, and A-bombs stalk a line between The Longwalls' love of big twang and classic American indie rock.
The Longwalls have one of the sweetest Alt Country ballads I’ve heard in a while. - Slowcoustic
A perfect blend of Americana and catchy-as-heck pop. - Band in Boston
Our Americana is one that can look one direction and see America, yet look the other direction and see the wild expanses of the untamed ocean. The Longwalls have captured this essence in Dark Academy. - Boston Band Crush
This record has all the earmarks of a future classic and gets better with every listen. - The Noise
- Dark Academy
- Brave Arms
Alan Wuorinen – vox, acoustic guitar, electric piano
Dan London – bass, backing vox (lead on "Saturday")
Kurt Von Stetten – drums, cello, hand percussion
Brandon Comstock – electric guitars, glockenspiel, backing vox (lead on "Ghosts")
Songs by Alan Wuorinen (BMI) except "Ghosts" by Brandon (BMI) and "Saturday" by Dan. Music by The Longwalls.
Engineered, mixed and mastered by Mike Quinn Moontower Studios (www.moontowerstudio.com) November 2009 - January 2010.
Artwork by Steve Madden www.smadden.com.