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Album Review

New York City's Longwave moves beyond its Strokes connection and sharpen its glossy, slick, shoegazing guitar work for a stunning second album, The Strangest Things. Echoes of classic U2, Echo & the Bunnymen, and Swervedriver resonate throughout, but the maddening double guitar work of Steve Schlitz and Shannon Ferguson singles out the album's overall fullness. Schlitz's magnetic vocal warmth is a nice fit to the band's lush, melodic distortion, giving producer Dave Fridmann much clearance to capture Longwave's expansive, epic-like sound. From the dark ebb and flow of "Wake Me When It's Over" to "Everywhere You Turn"'s percussive trip, Longwave has already lured you into its blissful, chaotic haven. The swirling "I Know It's Coming Someday" is just as charming as Ride's "Vapour Trail"; punky electronic bits storm around "Exit," while "The Ghosts Around You" is a whisking lullaby of edgy riffs, a divine album standout. Fridmann's focus on the band's infectious, large sound allowed Longwave's glazed buzz and twitch to comfortably stand alone. The Strangest Things keeps things defined, never going out of bounds sonically for a classy effort.

Customer Reviews

enough said.

This album was released in 2003, not 1990.

Constant Rotation

Love This Band!!!Love this album more than secret r sinister, but I like shoegaze. Oh yeah, like the other guy was released in 2003

Quite possibly...

One of the best albums I own, I always list Longwave up there on my list of favorite artists. "Everywhere You Turn" and "Tidalwave" are just some of my preferred tracks!


Formed: 1999 in New York, NY

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '90s, '00s

Taking influence from shoegaze pioneers and post-punk icons, Longwave got their start in 1999 when Steve Schiltz (vocals/guitar), Shannon Ferguson (guitar), Dave Marchese (bass), and Mike James (drums) congregated in a small New York studio to record demo material. Gigs in Lower Manhattan sharpened the group's sound, which melded sweeping melodies with touches of space rock, and Longwave soon caught the eye of local club owner Rob Sacher. The quartet then became the house band at Sacher's own establishment,...
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