Song of the Day: The Lonely Forest – Stars and Moons

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Every Friday, we deliver a different song from a local performer as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. Today’s featured selection, chosen by Midday Show host Cheryl Waters, is Stars and Moons by The Lonely Forest from the 2007 self-released album Nuclear Winter.

The Lonely Forest – Stars and Moons (MP3)

These three guys out of Anacortes, WA, get their inspiration from Sunny Day Real Estate, cinematic orchestration and pop-rock innovators like the Talking Heads. That inspiration funnels into punky space-rock centered around themes of space travel and the apocalypse… cool! Guitarist Tony Ruland left the band following the 2006 Regicide EP and the remaining trio has adjusted just fine, laying down piano-driven rockers that consistently leave audiences’ and critics’ mouths gaping. According to their MySpace page, Eric Sturgeon (bass), John Van Deusen (Keys, vocals) and Braydn Krueger (drums, vocals) are heading back into the studio in February with a lot of excitement so stay tuned to that site for new tracks and information. There you’ll also find info on several upcoming Western Washington dates. Otherwise, ease your trigger finger momentarily and check out this video (apologies for the sound) of the band performing Hangman at 2007’s Snodfest:

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