THE LONELY FOREST TO TOUR WITH DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE BEGINNING MAY 18 IN SUPPORT OF CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ALBUM ARROWS SEPTEMBER DATES WITH TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB CONFIRMED
"Anthemic, poppy earnestness...a sound that's both playful and emotionally gripping."-NPR Music
Next week, The Lonely Forest will join Death Cab For Cutie as direct support on their "Underplay" tour. Coming on the heels of a successful nationwide tour with The Joy Formidable, the band will perform songs from their lauded new album Arrows, out now on Trans Records. Additionally, The Lonely Forest has confirmed a performance at Seattle's Bumbershoot Festival over Labor Day Weekend at Key Arena, just prior to joining Two Door Cinema Club on their fall tour. More details below.
Arrows continues to receive praise from critics, most recently from New York Magazine's "Approval Matrix", who declares it "happiness-inducing anthem rock." NYLON proclaims, "We are in love with The Lonely Forest. Listen to them now!" and Alternative Press calls Arrows "the band's most self-assured album yet." Teen Vogue describes the album as, "The perfect soundtrack for your next road trip. The songs are meant to be played with your windows down, stereo up." NPR's "Song of the Day" hails the band's single, saying "'Turn Off This Song' serves as a catchy call to arms, not to mention one of the best and most honest slices of pop music around." Arrows was in the Top 10 most added at CMJ upon its release, and the band appeared on Fuel TV's "The Daily Habit."
The Lonely Forest's new music video for the song "We Sing In Time" recently premiered on MTVU. MTV's Buzzworthy Blog calls it "a powerful, visually striking work that'll scare and sadden." View here: http://www.mtv.com/videos/the-lonely-forest/631968/we-sing-in-time.jhtml
Trans Records is the new label headed by Chris Walla, guitarist and producer for Grammy-nominated rock band Death Cab for Cutie, who found The Lonely Forest's music so compelling he made the band his label's very first signing. Walla produced and engineered Arrows at Sound City studio in Los Angeles, Tiny Telephone in San Francisco and his own, Portland-based studio, Alberta Court. He also mixed three tracks-"Be Everything," "Turn Off This Song And Go Outside" and "I Don't Want To Live There." The balance of the album was mixed by John Goodmanson (Girls, Nada Surf, Weezer).
"The Lonely Forest proves to me," says Walla, "In a time full of throwbacks and references and meta-references, that nothing can beat a focused, bulletproof guitar rock band with amazing songs. I didn't start a label for nothing."
Hailing from Anacortes, WA - a small island town on Puget Sound - The Lonely Forest has risen to national recognition after years spent building a loyal following throughout the Northwest. The Lonely Forest is singer/guitarist/keyboardist John Van Deusen, guitarist Tony Ruland, drummer Braydn Krueger and bassist Eric Sturgeon.
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The Lonely Forest Tour Dates
w/ Death Cab For Cutie
May 18 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
May 20 Chicago, IL Metro
May 21 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
June 1 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
June 3 Washington, D.C. 9:30 Club
June 4 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero
June 5 Boston, MA Paradise
June 7 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
June 9 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
w/ Two Door Cinema Club
September 8 Boston, MA Royale
September 9 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
September 12 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
September 13 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
September 15 New York, NY Terminal 5
September 16 Montreal, QC Club Soda
September 17 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
September 18 Ottawa, ON Capital Music Hall