These songs soar and crash with astonishing grace… The power is unmistakable.
— Aiding & Abetting
The Longwalls evoke wintry discontent and hope springing eternal within the walls of their latest album, Kowloon… a lovely novella of an album.
— The Owl Mag
The Longwalls have created a solid album that treats melancholy with a bit of twang, a pinch of grunge and a ton of heart.
The Longwalls capture the sound of a dusty repetitious highway and the lonely poetic spirit of adventure.
At once unsettling, melancholic, and peaceful. Indeed, as the listener reaches the final track a feeling of tranquility has already been delivered.
— Boston Music Vibe
Their honest folk music involved a lot of depth.
— Golden Mixtape
A mix of guitar twang and noise pop.
— Indies and the Underground
Maybe it’s growing up, maybe its early onset seasonal affective disorder, but on Kowloon, guitars fuzz, vocals reverb ever so slightly, and the songs can take a bit more of an introspective feel. Sonically, it is a sharp sound that sounds like a great direction for the band.
— Music Savage
The Longwalls excel at mixing dissonance and tension in with hummable melodies. In that regard, they live somewhere between a more rustic Velvet Underground and a less new-post-punk the National.
— The Noise (scroll)
Boston rock band The Longwalls wrote an entire EP inspired by Kowloon, the area from Hong Kong where I am from. Their inspiration came from way way back when Kowloon was a walled city. How they managed to do that, I don’t know.
— Panic Manual
The band masterfully blends traditional folk instruments and music with a modern style of synth usage, sound modulation, and atmospheric noise dynamics that is really quite impressive and pleasing to the ears.
— Red Line Roots
This collection of songs should be enjoyed by a wide audience. I hope the Longwalls are discovered outside of their New England home base.
Alan Wuorinen – vocals, acoustic guitar, upright bass, pedal steel, synths
Kurt von Stetten – drums, cello, hand percussion, synths, backing vocals
Dan London – bass, acoustic guitar, mandolin, backing vocals (lead on “Bring me Peace”)
Brandon Comstock – electric guitar, acoustic guitar, banjo, synths, backing vocals (lead on “Shipwrecks” and “Woods Pretty”)
Songs by Alan (BMI); “Shipwrecks” and “Woods Pretty” by Brandon (BMI); “Bring me Peace” by Dan (SESAC).
Music by The Longwalls.
Produced & Enginnered by Kurt von Stetten and The Longwalls at Arlington Music Studios and the Beat Dojo
Mixed by Owen Curtin with Marly Carre at Bridge Sound and Stage
Mastered by Eric Baird at Half Son of Audio
Design by Alex Budnitz