The Lonely Forest To Tour With The Joy Formidable

posted January 29, 2011

The Lonely Forest To Tour With The Joy Formidable

The Lonely Forest will embark on an extensive North American tour supporting The Joy Formidable-including a stop at South By Southwest-beginning March 24 in North Carolina. Continuing their steady climb to prominence from modest Northwest roots, the band unveils its Trans Records label debut "Arrows," also on March 22. The album release follows a year filled with recording, touring and the release of the band's eponymous digital-only EP.

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 "Arrows" at 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).

A stream of the song "We Sing in Time" is available now as is the video for the song "Turn Off This Song and Go Outside," which can be found on their EP and on "Arrows."

The Lonely Forest is enjoying the steady journey from Northwest DIY favorites, bolstered by sold out shows at Seattle's Showbox and a coveted slot at Sasquatch! Music Festival in May, to national touring act playing for fans from coast to coast. They are confirmed to play SXSW in March, immediately launching into a national tour in support of this release.

"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

  • March 3* Seattle, WA The Vera Project
  • March 5* Anacortes, WA The Port Warehouse
  • March 24 Durham, NC The Duke
  • 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 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

*-Headlining show