No Iowa dates. Bummer. There's nothing better in winter than hot pop wax.
"The Lonely Forest will head out with Portugal. The Man on a nationwide tour this Spring. The 5-week outing will take them to both coasts, with stops in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and more. The band is riding on the success of their latest album Arrows, and new single "Go Outside" is heating up at radio, with Sirius "Alt Nation" leading the way. Arrows will also be released on vinyl for the first time next Tuesday, on January 31.
Arrows has received overwhelming acclaim since its release on Trans Records/Atlantic Records. NPR calls it "one of the best and most honest slices of pop music around," and the accolades continue to come in from the likes of SPIN, New York Magazine, Nylon, Teen Vogue, Alternative Press, Paste, and was featured on several year-end lists including NPR, Amazon and more. The band made their national television debut August 2 on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, performing "We Sing In Time" and "Go Outside." Additionally, Arrows was in the Top 10 most added at CMJ upon its release, and the first single, "We Sing In Time" has proven to be a smash hit at the band's hometown station, 107.7 The End, in Seattle.
The Lonely Forest spent most of 2011 on the road, including outings with Death Cab For Cutie, The Joy Formidable, Two Door Cinema Club and Minus the Bear as well as a show-stopping set at Seattle's Bumbershoot Festival, which saw them playing to thousands of people on the festival's main stage.
A music video for the song "We Sing In Time" premiered earlier this summer on MTVU. MTV's Buzzworthy Blog calls it "a powerful, visually striking work that'll scare and sadden." View that here: http://on.mtv.com/tlfmtvbuzz.
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 Arrowsat Sound City studio in Los Angeles, Tiny Telephone in San Francisco and his own, Portland-based studio, Alberta Court. 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.
THE LONELY FOREST TOUR DATES:
w/ Portugal. The Man
4/03/12 - Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
4/04/12 - Las Vegas, NV @ Club Veil
4/06/12 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
4/09/12 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
4/10/12 - Gainesville, FL @ Florida Theater of Gainesville
4/11/12 - Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
4/12/12 - Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater
4/14/12 - Athens, GA @ The Georgia Theatre
4/15/12 - Lexington, KY @ Busters
4/16/12 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
4/17/12 - Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
4/19/12 - Baltimore, MD @ Ram's Head Live
4/20/12 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
4/21/12 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
4/22/12 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
4/24/12 - Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
4/25/12 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
4/26/12 - Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
4/29/12 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
4/30/12 - Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club
5/02/12 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
5/03/12 - Flagstaff, AZ @ The Orpheum Theater
5/04/12 - Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater
5/05/12 - San Diego, CA @ 4th and B
5/06/12 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Arrows on vinyl is available for pre-order now at The Lonely Forest Webstore