The pure sound of these songs provide such visceral pleasure that between being swept along into the reflecting tide pool of tracks like “Sargasso in Space,’’ or being struck by the stately, Sheila Divine-esque “King of Country,’’ parsing any over-arching narrative or grand theme seems beside the point.
— Boston Globe
A start-to-finish power-pop gem with equal amounts jangle and twang.
— Beat The Indie Drum
With a burst of clash-like rhythms mixed with an Elvis Costello, jangling guitar, The Longwalls lay down an epic sound on Careers in Science as it slips and slides its way into an anthem of sorts for the post-punk, neo-new wave rockers.
— Culture Bomb
There’s an awful lot to like in these pleasurably jangly songs. Mostly this is a fun romp. “Sex and Work” is not only ingenious, but infectiously catchy. And tunes like “Sargasso in Space” and “UFO” are practically anthemic. Actually, even songs like the countryish “Homecoming” and the light-hearted “In the Cooler” (dig that middle-eight!) might well have the sort of staying power denied to more ponderous, self-serious local entries, in just the same way that currently I would rather listen to airy L.A. pop like the Turtles than to the querulous and far doomier Doors, or to the Rezillos and the Revillos than to, say, Public Image Limited. Highly recommended.
— The Noise (scroll)
Modern Springsteen, but with a indie touch
— Oh So Fresh! Music
Rock spunk and Americana bells and whistles (quite literally).
— Ride the Tempo
These Boston fellas sure know how to make some fine music for our ears.
A leap forward.
— Americana Rock Mix
Alan Wuorinen – vocals, acoustic guitar, pedal steel, backing vocals, lonesome whistle
Kurt von Stetten – drums, cello, hand percussion, “Cooler” space guitar & “Eno” keys, backing vocals
Dan London – bass, backing vocals (lead on “Sex and Work”)
Brandon Comstock – electric guitar, electric piano / 8-bit emulators, backing vocals (lead on “Fade” and “UFO”)
Songs by Alan (BMI); “Fade” and “UFO” by Brandon (BMI); “Sex and Work” by Dan.
Music by The Longwalls. Trumpet on “Careers” by Damian David.
Produced The Longwalls with Mike Quinn
Engineered, mixed, and mastered by Mike Quinn (Moontower) at Q Division Studios
Design by Alex Budnitz