Wednesday, March 23, 2011




"Anthemic, poppy earnestness...a sound that's both playful and
emotionally gripping."-NPR Music

The Lonely Forest's new record Arrows is out now on Trans Records. Following several well-attended performances at South By Southwest, an appearance on Fuel TV's "The Daily Habit," and early critical praise, the band embarks on an extensive North American tour supporting The Joy Formidable this week. In addition, The Lonely Forest will join Death Cab For Cutie as direct support on their "Underplay" tour in May and June, including the Bowery Ballroom in New York City and El Rey in Los Angeles. (Please see below for list of dates.)

NYLON praises the album saying, "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 you're your windows down, stereo up." Meanwhile, NPR's "Song of the Day" hails the band's previous 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."

Stream the album now at Spinner: Arrows Listening Party

The Lonely Forest's new song "Coyote" is available now as a free download: "Coyote"

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. 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."

From the outset The Lonely Forest-singer/guitarist/keyboardist John Van Deusen, guitarist Tony Ruland, drummer Braydn Krueger and bassist Eric Sturgeon- has been about inclusion. Having made their mark as a regional favorite with three prior records, the band never imagined a swift and organic rise to national distinction.


The Lonely Forest Tour Dates

(w/ The Joy Formidable)

March 24 Durham, NC Duke Coffeehouse

March 25 Washington, D.C. Black Cat

March 26 Albany, NY Valentine's

March 28 Providence, RI The Met

March 29 Allston, MA Brighton Music Hall

March 30 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's

April 1 Harrisburg, PA The Abbey Bar

April 2 Toronto, ON The Horseshoe Tavern

April 4 Columbus, OH The Basement

April 5 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall

April 6 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry

April 8 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge

April 9 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court

April 11 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios

April 12 Seattle, WA Crocodile Café

April 14 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill

April 16 Costa Mesa, CA Detroit Bar

April 17* San Diego, CA UCSD-The Loft (HEADLINE DATE)

April 19 Phoenix, AZ Rhythm Room

April 20 Albuquerque, NM Launch Pad

April 22 St. Louis, MO Luminary Center for the Arts

April 23 Kansas City, MO The Riot Room

April 26 Cleveland, OH The Grog Shop

April 27 Pittsburgh, PA The Smiling Moose

April 29 New York, NY Webster Hall

(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

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