It seems like it has been quite awhile (only 2005? Really??) since There's A Fire came out and Longwave were poised to blow up. And then they dropped off the face of the Earth. Personally I thought they broke up, but really they were just taking their time crafting a new batch of songs that they're finally ready to share with the world.
The band recently wrapped work on their upcoming full length, helmed by Peter Katis (Interpol, The Golden Republic, and that National band that we should all know by now that I have a huge crush on). To let you in on what they created with Katis, Longwave are also jumping on the free download boat, giving away the new single "Sirens In The Deep Sea," via the Dropcards website. All you have to do is sign up and the song is yours to keep. If that's not enough to tide you over until the album is released later this year, the band have several new songs posted on their MySpace for you to check out.
Just returning from a string of dates in Europe, the band hits the US roads in June opening up for the recently reformed Swervedriver.
06.07 Philadelphia, PA @ Fillmore at the TLA
06.08 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
06.10 Boston, MA @ Paradise
06.11 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
photo by Guy Eppel