For your listening pleasure, 2 new tracks from the upcoming Longwalls album entitled Red Shirts. Keep an eye out for an album release in early 2019. And for those who can make it to the JP Music Festival this Saturday, we got some fancy red-tint cassettes/download cards for free! Offer valid while supplies last. Be dialin!!!!
Hey there! Been a while. Wow. Well, we’ll have you know we’ve been keepin’ on with the keepin’ on. Here’s what’s up. For those following along at home, you know it’s about time for the annual Kurt von Stetten release. Yep. We’re looking at November for the next one. No title yet, but there will be some limited edition lathe cut vinyl. Very cool. Stay tuned.
In other news, The Longwalls are also back at it and are putting the finishing touches on record #6. It’s going to be called Red Shirts, and we’re hoping for some vinyl for this one as well. Look for a release in early 2019-ish.
Meanwhile… The Longwalls are also very excited to be part of the 8th Annual JP Music Fest coming up on September 8. It’s free and fun for the whole family. Details here. Longwalls hit the stage in the 1pm hour. AND.. we’ll have a limited edition cassette featuring 2 tracks from the upcoming record—for free give-away!
Look out for more shows in the fall and a release party for the new record.
Ok, that’s it for now. We won’t be strangers. Promise.
Well ain’t this a hum-dinger! Alan opens up with “Sargasso in Space” off The Longwalls‘ classic 2012 EP, Careers in Science; follows it up with a tease from the band’s forthcoming 6th release with (soon-to-be-blistering) “Red Shirts;” slows things down with “Rukia” from 2015’s Gold Standard; and then closes things out going way back to 2010’s “Playwrights” off the Dark Academy EP. Good on ya, Alan!!
All that and some very kind accompanying words from our pal Ryan’s Smashing Life! He writes:
One of the East Coast’s best sounds / Sneaky Good! – Alan and the band play dark pop songs influenced by cultural tides, historical figures and social ephemera and this set was no different. The Longwalls last two full-length albums, The Gold Standard and Kowloon are two sides of the same study of coins – demonstrating just how good they really are. This January, The Longwalls dropped a live album you need to hear (here!)
Keep Safe Boston 2016 Compilation For Fenway Health is dedicated in loving memory to all lives affected by the events of June 12, 2016 at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The Longwalls are proud to have lent the track “Too Many Prayers” from 2015’s Gold Standard to the cause. Stream some tracks below, then visit the comp on Bandcamp and, please, pay what you can for this most worthy cause featuring so many great artists. Thanks!
The Longwalls‘ own Alan Wuorinen is playing a solo acoustic set at the 2016 edition of Outlaw Roadshow NYC. He goes on at 8:30 at the Bowery Electric! Thanks to Ryan Spaulding for having Alan down, and apologies the rest of the band can’t make it this time around!
Check out Rukia, by Alan. In his kitchen.
Long weekend, so Sunday night is quite OK for partying. Join us this Sunday for the 3rd Annual Listen Local event featuring some of Boston’s best bands selected by the tastemakers that bring them to you first (the estimable Ryan Spaulding in our case). And just across the street from Boston’s biggest Music Festival!
Oh, and it’s FREE!
More great coverage as the Rock & Roll Rumble approaches! Things kick off this Sunday and The Longwalls close out night 5 next Friday, April 8. Check out this great history of the event from Brett Milano of the Boston Herald. And here’s a cool preview of night 5 via Vanyaland. Otherwise, be sure to check out the obligatory Facebook event page and get your tix now before they sell out!! See ya next Friday!!!
The luck of the draw puts The Longwalls on Friday 4/8 for the prelims of the 2016 Rock & Roll Rumble at ONCE Lounge and Ballroom. Get tix here! Lots of nice words have been written about the annual showcase: check out “10 Questions with The Longwalls” as well as the Improper Boston, Vanyaland, The Boston Globe, and even our own Mayor Marty Walsh! So yeah, get tix as it may very well sell out. Here’s the Facebook event page, and follow along on Twitter via #Rumble2016. See ya soon!!