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!)
A full-moon-sized thank you to everyone who trekked out in the cold Saturday for The Longwalls‘ Kowloon release show. Epic night. Much love. We won’t soon forget. Meanwhile, kind words on Kowloon continue to roll in. The Noise says the boys “live somewhere between a more rustic Velvet Underground and a less new-post-punk the National.” Aiding & Abetting says the “songs soar and crash with astonishing grace.” We say, thank you!
No rest.. we’ve got The Longwalls CD release show for Kowloon coming up Saturday, January 26! We’ve also got the release of Kurt von Stetten’s new one, Androlafi, coming up Tuesday, February 19th. In addition we’ve got some song placements coming up on MTV and Dan London is hard at work on his next one. 2013 in like a lion.
“The Longwalls have created a solid album that treats melancholy with a bit of twang, a pinch of grunge and a ton of heart.” That’s what the fine folks at mxdwn have to say about the new Longwalls record, Kowloon. It’s a thoughtful write-up, which we really appreciate. Check it out.
“The Longwalls evoke wintry discontent and hope springing eternal within the walls of their latest album, Kowloon… a lovely novella of an album.” That’s how our friends at The Owl Mag describe Kowloon, the new album by The Longwalls (on sale now). They get it. They really get it. Thanks guys!
“At once unsettling, melancholic, and peaceful. Indeed, as the listener reaches the final track a feeling of tranquility has already been delivered.” That’s what Boston Music Vibe had to say about Kowloon, the new record from The Longwalls — on sale today!!
Big thanks to Twangville for these kind words on Kowloon, the new Longwalls record out 12/4. Over at Twangville they often say the Longwalls are deserving of much wider audience. We couldn’t agree more. Help the cause and tell a friend, would ya? Merci.