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!!
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!)
Boston’s own The Noise can’t recommend The Longwalls more highly, and says Dark Academy has “all the earmarks of future classic and gets better with every listen.” Gee, that’s really nice of them. Read it all here (scroll down a bit).
The Longwalls‘ new EP Dark Academy is in hand and will be available soon here at Static Motor as well as CD Baby, iTunes, and many other fine retail outlets. We also have a release show set for Saturday, May 1 at the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge with the great Cassavettes. More soon so stay tuned, a’ight?!? Oh, you can check out a couple of the tunes at right, and on the album page. Werd.
The fine folks at Twangville have posted a nice review of The Longwalls Dark Academy EP. They think we do a little Jayhawks and mix in a little Shins. But I swear, there ain’t no wah-wah anywhere. Haven’t used a Wah peddle since ‘ought one or so. Anyway, read it here. And if you want to buy it, which you certainly should, it’s not available just yet. Still waiting on the vinyl. Stay tuned!!!!