KEXP Suggests: Longwave at Mercury Lounge, NYC 9/14 + ticket giveaway

photo by Ivonne Carlo

Coming up for all of you NYC listeners, one of your own local favorites, Longwave, are making an appearance at the Mercury Lounge this Friday. The Brooklyn band has received regular airplay on KEXP since their major label debut The Strangest Things, and have performed for KEXP several times, including the 2003 Yule Benefit. The band is currently working on new material — in fact, John Richards just played a new demo of theirs today!

Keep listening, and if you write to today, we are giving away two pairs of tickets for Friday’s show at the Mercury Lounge.

Longwave – No Direction (MP3)

From the band’s website:

Since 1999, Longwave has been one of the New York City’s leading exports. After the success of Endsongs, their 2000 independent release, the band signed with RCA Records and began work with producer Dave Fridmann, known for his efforts with the Flaming Lips and Mercury Rev. The resulting album, The Strangest Things, led to critical raves and tours across all parts of this earth with the likes of The Strokes and The Vines. Longwave followed up on the success of The Strangest Things by entering the studio in 2004 with famed producer John Leckie, whose work with Radiohead and Pink Floyd endeared him to the critical taste of the band, and There’s a Fire was released in 2005. With a return to the studio planned for late 2007, Longwave finds itself on the list of indispensable listening for the first part of this millennium. Expect them to stay there.

Check out the band’s website for tour dates and go to their MySpace page to listen to two new songs!

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