americana popsmiths from Boston
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.
- Boston Band Crush
A full-moon-sized thank you to everyone who trekked out in the cold Satruday for The Longwalls' Kowloon release show. Epic night. Much love. We won't soon forget. Meanwhile, kind words on Kowloon continue to roll in. The Noise says the boys "live somewhere between a more rustic Velvet Underground and a less new-post-punk the National." Aiding & Abetting says the "songs soar and crash with astonishing grace." We say, thank you!
"The Longwalls have created a solid album that treats melancholy with a bit of twang, a pinch of grunge and a ton of heart." That's what the fine folks at mxdwn have to say about the new Longwalls record, Kowloon. It's a thoughtful write-up, which we really appreciate. Check it out.
About The Longwalls
Mining indie rock, Americana, and the worst of basic cable, The Longwalls make American pop music. Featuring ex-Gatsby heroes Alan Wuorinen and Brandon Comstock with Dan London and DIY wunderkind Kurt von Stetten on drums, The Longwalls stalk a line from classic indie rock to big-twang Americana—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."