We’re so very pleased to release the first Static Motor live album—The Longwalls Live at The Bridge—featuring 10 audio tracks and stellar black and white video. It was a special night for all who were there and we’ve worked to try and capture the spirit of that special night back in March when the snow was still stacked oh so high. We hope this release brings it all back a bit. Download the audio here on SMR (or Bandcamp or SoundCloud) and check out the live video on YouTube. Wow, what a year. And thanks as always for supporting local music. Enjoy!
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!
Big thanks to our pal Derek at Visions of the Unexcused for premiering the first video from The Longwalls – Live at The Bridge. The Longwalls classic track Zombies! gets the acoustic treatment here complete with mandolin, washboard and even a little harmonica. Good times were had back in March when this was all shot during the release show for Gold Standard (there was lots of snow.. and lots of beer as Derek points out). 10 songs have been selected from the show and the full video (along with free audio download) will be ready in December. Stay tuned. Happy Halloween. And #stayinthehousecarl
We’re pleased as punch to announce Bon Fortuna—the new record by Kurt von Stetten—is on sale now! Dreamy, bold and always irreverent, Kurt returns with a glorious dispatch of fearlessly fuzzed-out art pop. And this one is a bit of a milestone: 10 solo albums in 10 years with Kurt playing every instrument on every track. Perhaps more impressive is the fact that this album is just so damn dynamic and fun to listen to. It might be his best ever, and that’s saying something. Check out the video for the first single, Spanish Ship, and be sure to hit up Kurt on Twitter for a chance to win one of the very few custom physical copies he’s producing at home as well as Bon Fortuna t-shirts. Hope you get a chance to check it out and support this amazing artist! Enjoy!
“‘Spanish Ship’ is still a powerful statement. It’s bold, hard-hitting, well-crafted, and at well under three-minutes it doesn’t outstay its welcome. Plus, it’s not even the best track on the LP, which shows you just how good this guy is.” Wow, kind words indeed from The Sound of Confusion. Thank you! KvS‘ Bon Fortuna is on sale 10/6.
Get ready folks! Bon Fortuna—The 10th solo album from Kurt von Stetten is on its way! Look for a digital release on 10/6, and if you follow KvS on Twitter keep an eye out for give-aways of physical copies– it’s the only way to get your hands on the real thing. In the meantime, check out Spanish Ship, track 1 from the album.
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!