Gatsby is the original Static Motor band, and precursor to The Longwalls. Released in May 2005 to significant pre-blog era praise, Floods + Fires was Gatsby’s only full-length (the band broke up shortly after its release). 10 years on, with the benefit of a little hindsight, there was a desire to approach the material with fresh, unencumbered ears. Featuring streamlined sequencing and two previously unreleased tracks, Floods + Fires [Turbo Edition] is a clangy wave a classic American indie rock; an album that captures the spirit of the early aughts Boston music scene like few others.
If you’re new to it, we encourage you to have a listen. If you’re a fan, please enjoy this fresh take on a humble classic. Enjoy!
Wow, what a summer. And now, back to school. Our own Kurt von Stetten has completed his 10th solo album in 10 years! Damn. It’s called Bon Fortuna and is slated for an October release date. Meanwhile, The Longwalls will soon be releasing Live at the Bridge—a live concert video shot/recorded during their Gold Standard release show back in March. It’s black and white and looks and sounds great. The band is also working on some new material and will record a couple songs this fall. Look out for a digital single by the end of the year. And, 10 years after its release, Gatsby’sFloods + Fires has been touched up and remastered with 2 previously unreleased tracks added in. Look out for Floods + Fires [Turbo Edition] later this fall. All that and more… stay tuned!
In honor of the 10-year anniversary of Gatsby’s first ever show—November 1, 2001—we’ve put together a collection of live material culled from radio and TV performances between 2001 and 2005. It’s truly a blast! We’ve also launched a Gatsby page over on Bandcamp where you can download both the new live set and a high-quality version of their 2003 Five Songs EP. Grab it all and play it loud! Long live Gatsby!!
Join The Longwalls Friday, July 30 at Tommy Doyle’s in Hyannis and Saturday, July 31 at the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge for our Throwback Summer Weekend. Unfortunately our main man Kurt von Stetten is on holiday that week, but we’re excited to announce that our old pal and Gatsby mate Scott Robinson is flying up from Florida to fill in on drums both nights. Going to be a hell of weekend, plan accordingly!