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!!
As announced last night on Boston Emissions, our very own Longwalls have been selected as one of the 24 bands for the 2016 Rock & Roll Rumble! Quite the honor we’d say. Dates and times TBD but the initial round is the first week of April. Block those calendars, we’ll need your support! Now check out the poster and then head on over to Vanyaland to sample all the bands. Huzzah!
“These guys don’t get nearly the recognition they deserve and I like to believe in a different time and place you’d be reading about them in Rolling Stone……and in that different time and place Rolling Stone is still cool and relevant.”
Wow.. the fine folks at Nine Bullets have blown us away with their stellar review of The Longwalls live album “Live at The Bridge.” It’s heartening to know that amidst the indie rock din people can still find their way to the smaller bands and allow themselves to be blown away by something as homespun as what we do here at Static Motor. Have a read, have a listen, and have a look. And a huge thank you to Nine Bullets for supporting our music.
“Live albums are, at best, difficult affairs that try to recreate the precision of recorded tracks, coupled with the spontaneity and energy of a live performance. This album does this with aplomb, transporting the listener to the front row of a great experience”
Very nice indeed. Thank you!!! Read more.