The Lonely Forest

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The Lonely Forest
OriginAnacortes, Washington, US
GenresRock, alternative rock, indie rock
Years active2005–2014
LabelsBurning Building, Trans, Chop Shop
Websitethelonelyforest.com
Members
  • John Van Deusen
  • Eric Sturgeon
  • Braydn Krueger
  • Tony Ruland

The Lonely Forest is an American indie rock band from Anacortes, Washington with two EPs and four studio albums.[1] In 2011 lead singer, John Van Deusen, was selected for Seattle Weekly’s best male vocalist award and the band appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!.[2][3] The group went on indefinite hiatus in 2014.

History[edit]

The Lonely Forest was formed in 2005 and won EMP's under-21 Sound Off! competition.[4] The band Lonely Forest released the album Arrows in 2011 on ILG, Warner Music Group’s independent label.[citation needed]

The band played at Bonnaroo (2012), Sasquatch (2010, 2014), and Bumbershoot (2006, 2009, 2011, 2014). Their videos debuted on MTV,[5] and they received support from the Seattle radio station KEXP.[6] In August 2011 the song "We Sing in Time" was in the Number 1 spot for the People's Choice Countdown.[7]

Regicide is the band's debut EP and was self-released in September 2006. It was produced by Jack Endino.[8]

Nuclear Winter, the band's first full-length album, was released in August 2007 and produced by Sam Winston and the band.

We Sing The Body Electric! was released in April 2009 through Burning Building Recordings. For this album the band had abandoned the experimental rhetoric of their previous releases and fully embraced their knack for writing realized pop songs.[9]

The Lonely Forest is a self-titled EP, produced and engineered by Chris Walla.[10]

Arrows was released in March 2011.[11] The song “We Sing In Time” won NPR’s 2011 “Best New Artist” award.[12][13][14] The song "Woe is me... I Am Ruined" appeared on The Vampire Diaries TV show.[1]

Adding Up the Wasted Hours is the band's fourth album. It was released on Trans/Chop Shop Records in October 2013.[15]

In May 2014, the band announced that they would be taking an indefinite hiatus.[citation needed] John Van Deusen has continued songwriting with his solo career, and has also started the punk rock band Buffet, along with Krueger.[16]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Music from The Vampire Diaries Season 4, Episode 2 | "Memorial" Playlist". Vampirediaries.alloyentertainment.com. October 22, 2012. Retrieved September 11, 2013.
  2. ^ "THE LONELY FOREST Makes Television Debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! « News «". Puregrainaudio.com. August 3, 2011. Retrieved September 11, 2013.
  3. ^ "Seattle News and Events | Best Vocalist, Male". Seattleweekly.com. July 26, 2011. Retrieved September 11, 2013.
  4. ^ "KEXP @ CMJ 2011, Day 2: The Lonely Forest". Blog.kexp.org. October 20, 2011. Retrieved September 11, 2013.
  5. ^ "The Lonely Forest MTV". MTV. Retrieved August 4, 2014.
  6. ^ Loree, Jewel. "Pop Viz: What music matters most to KEXP?". jewelloree.com/. Retrieved August 4, 2014.
  7. ^ "1077 People's Choice Countdown". 1077. 1077. Retrieved August 4, 2014.
  8. ^ Brickner, Sara (April 21, 2009). "Seattle News and Events | The Lonely Forest's Spine-Tingling Sing-Along". Seattleweekly.com. Retrieved September 11, 2013.
  9. ^ "burning building recordings / seattle, washington /". Bbrecordings.com. April 21, 2009. Retrieved September 11, 2013.
  10. ^ "Lonely Forest, The - The Lonely Forest EP - Album Review". AbsolutePunk.net. September 14, 2010. Retrieved September 11, 2013.
  11. ^ "Album Review: The Lonely Forest – Arrows". Consequence of Sound. May 4, 2011. Retrieved September 11, 2013.
  12. ^ "Discussion: The Year's Best Music (So Far) : All Songs Considered". NPR. June 14, 2011. Retrieved September 11, 2013.
  13. ^ Lonely, The (June 30, 2011). "The Lonely Forest: A Catchy Call To Arms". NPR. Retrieved September 11, 2013.
  14. ^ "Song of the Day: The Lonely Forest – Coyote". Blog.kexp.org. March 11, 2011. Retrieved September 11, 2013.
  15. ^ "The Lonely Forest Releasing New Album". Glide Publishing LLC. August 20, 2013. Retrieved September 30, 2013.
  16. ^ johnegoatpalacezine (June 13, 2019). "Buffet: the interview". Goat Palace. Retrieved December 11, 2019.

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