Brooklyn’s Longwave Preps New LP


November’s not so far

By Blurt Staff



Longwave — Steve Schiltz (vocals/guitar), Shannon Ferguson
(guitar), Jason Molina (drums) ,Morgan King (bass) — has set a Nov. 11 date for
the release of their fourth long-player. Secrets
Are Sinister
succeeds 2005’s There’s
A Fire
: the group’s tenure with RCA Records reportedly ended badly, so they
wisely went with an indie this time — the highly regarded NYC-based Original
Signal Recordings, home to Blanche, Ingrid Michaelson, David Ford and others.

The new album was recorded predominantly by the band in their Brooklyn studio
and with the help of producer Peter Katis (The National, Tokyo Police Club,
Interpol) at his Connecticut
studio. It expands on the band’s trademark sound: atmospheric, arena-sized
guitars still build to an epic swell while the band’s penchant for dreamy
landscapes now gives way to an equally dynamic but louder, noisier, and more
driving sensibility, from the shimmering “Sirens In The Deep Sea” to the
thundering, Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, MGMT, Sleater-Kinney)-produced
“Life Is Wrong” to the hopeful title track.


Longwave will also headline a FREE show in their hometown of Brooklyn,
NY this Friday August 15th at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. Presented by the blog
coalition After The Jump, the show is the official after party for the Albert
Hammond, Jr. and Regina Spektor concert at McCarren Park Pool.  For more information:

Track listing:

Sirens In The Deep

No Direction


The Devil & The Liar

Life Is Wrong

Eyes Like Headlights

I Don’t Dare

It’s True

Shining Hours

Secrets Are Sinister

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