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Northwest Natives: The Lonely ForestAugust 18th, 2011 at Thu, 18th, 2011 at 10:53 pm by samuelhwolfe
Three years ago, my friend James Middleton was writing a story for the school newspaper about an up and coming local band from Anacortes called The Lonely Forest. Fast forward to 2011, and they’re all over the radio, performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and officially the first band to sign with Trans Records, the new record label headed by Chris Walla of Death Cab for Cutie.
A few days ago, my brother and I had the pleasure of meeting one of the members of the band, Tony Ruland, at the Donut House in Anacortes. He was extremely appreciative of our praise and just a really nice guy to talk to.
Seeing that this is a film blog, I must recommend that you watch The Lonely Forest’s music video for their song, “Turn Off This Song and Go Outside.” It was the song I used in the beginning sequence of my short film about The Blue Fox Drive-In. The music video features some distinct local landmarks and evokes the unique feelings of experiencing life outside with those you love. I think you’ll really enjoy it.
You can purchase the song, “Turn Off This Song and Go Outside,” and other songs by The Lonely Forest from their album Arrows, featured on iTunes.