Static Motor Recordings

Live at The Bridge


The Longwalls

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Live video. Kind words. Alan represents The Longwalls at Outlaw Roadshow 2016 this past fall in NYC.

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!)More News >

I was lucky enough to be present for this show. Beer was packed at the front of the stage from the still too high snow banks outside – and the mood inside was positively captivated – something this video, and the upcoming video series encapsulate wonderfully.
Visions of the Unexcused

The album rips right out of the gate with “Careers in Science” and a burning guitar riff firing over acoustic guitar. Next comes the anthemic “Where Things Go to Fade” with distorted guitars taking JUST the right breaks at just the right times. This is an example of well thought out arrangements played by a band that is tight as hell. The album continues from there with masterfully crafted indie rock tunes with just enough catchiness to have you hooked in tight but never veering into predictability. The highlight for me is “Dark Academy” about the impact of a local arcade on a youth looking for excitement and acceptance in the pre-internet age. If you are old enough to remember those times you’ll dig the hell out of this tune. I know I did. So I invite you to join me in listening to this awesome album. It’s name your price on bandcamp here but I would advise throwing them a few bucks. 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.
Nine Bullets

Boston indie stalwarts, The Longwalls, have released a fine live album, recorded at their March performance at Boston club, The Bridge. The ten tracks are culled from the bands extensive catalog and showcase the band’s immense depth and originality. 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.
Floorshime Zipper Boots

A free show. With free beer. And cookies. Friends gathered, old and new. A frigid night in early March 2015 towards the end of Boston’s winter from hell. On the stage where it where it was recorded, The Longwalls played three sets in celebration of the release of their fifth album, Gold Standard. A set of mostly new material was followed by a mini-set of acoustic songs from their first two releases (Field Guide for the Zombie Survivalist and Dark Academy), before the band closed things out with a set of material culled from the classic EPs Careers in Science and Kowloon. There’s nothing quite like a small room filled with music and friends. We tried our best to capture the spirit of the night with this selection of 10 tracks from the show. Download for free and check out the video on YouTube. Enjoy!


  1. Careers in Science | Careers in Science, 2011
  2. Where Things Go To Fade | Careers in Science, 2011
  3. Maybe Golden | Kowloon, 2012
  4. Simple Thoughts | Gold Standard, 2015
  5. Zombies! | Field Guide for the Zombie Survivalist, 2008
  6. Ghosts | Dark Academy, 2010
  7. Dark Academy | Dark Academy, 2010
  8. Burger and Fries | Gold Standard, 2015
  9. Rukia | Gold Standard, 2015
  10. UFO | Careers in Science, 2011


Alan Wuorinen – acoustic guitars, vocals
Dan London – bass, mandolin, vocals
Kurt von Stetten – drums, washboard, harmonica
Brandon Comstock – electric and acoustic guitars, vocals

With Mike Quinn – keyboard (Rukia) and glockenspiel (Ghosts)

Live audio and post production: Alex Allinson – The Bridge Sound and Stage

Videographers: Alexander “Z” Hayes and Grace Deacon – The Bridge Sound and Stage

Video editing and post production: Alexander “Z” Hayes – The Bridge Sound and Stage

Title design: Alexander Budnitz

Title production: Ange Romanska

Thank you!
Owen Curtin. Janos Arcitype Fulop, Alex Allinson, Alexander “Z” Hayes, And everyone at The Bridge Sound and StageMike QuinnRyan SpauldingAlexander BudnitzWMBRWEMFVisions of the UnexcusedDigBostonRedline RootsMusicBoxPeteThe Huntington NewsSurviving the Golden Age, Laura, Ange, Leasa, Jen, Scott & Sarah.

One of the east coast's best pop acts.