The Long Way Home
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The Long Way Home

Annandale On Hudson, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2018

Annandale On Hudson, New York, United States
Established on Jan, 2018
Band Rock Punk


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"The Long Way Home's red and raw "Throat Rot" from the "As Usual" EP"

The Long Way Home is a post punk / punk band based out of Annandale On Hudson, New York and Throat Rot from their "As Usual" EP (2019) seems particularly relevant to me as I have been battling a gnarly throat situation after a business trip (damn circulating crappy air on planes) and while the pulsating fusing of blues rock and punk tones on Throat Rot with the bad ass guitar and Emily Tomasi's strident smirking vocals "I get sick when I'm in a bad mental state, look at my mouth and see the mess that you made" and "I'm living in my own rot" might have more to do with relationships that go bad (putridly so). I can relate. Of the track, Tomasi offers: "I got really gnarly pneumonia coincidentally after a betrayal from a friend; this song's about that! I've always loved old country and blues music so I wanted to take that love and channel it into punk instrumentals."

The punk rock here is spartan and cleanly cut and Tomasi who shares vocal duties with Jeremy Coppola (who seems to be the main lead vocalist on the EP) has a lot of character to her voice, to her tortured wail. Other Coppola voiced tracks like Pretty Little People and Martyr Complex feels like touches of prog rock stirred into proto punk sounds with an askew sense of composition and acerbic thoughts (and humor) in between the lines. Love the leaning to classic proto punk distilled post punk but served in their own unique way. Me likee.

The Long Way Home is: Jeremy Coppola (guitar, vox), Emily Tomasi (bass, vox) and Jacob Cummings (drums, moral support).

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"Song Of The Day! The Long Way Home Shares 'Throat Rot'."

Annandale, New York originating band THE LONG WAY HOME comes up with a dang fab of a song named ‘Throat Rot’. The band consists of Jeremy Coppola, Emily Tomasi, and Jacob Cummings. And when the trio gets their thinking musical caps on, we thinks it’s gold.

‘Throat Rot’ is a mistaken identity of a song, that isn’t the loudest or the fastest or the most growling of indie-punk offerings. But it has this ‘thing’ – and ‘aura’ – about it that just exudes with confidence and excitement.

Starts with Emily’s vocals and its understated enthusiasm. It vibrates with all of the fixin’s that cultivate with a gigantic heave, where it resides in candor and honest to goodness vibrance. The seemingly driving vocals is emotive and succulent at the same time.

Then there is the support instruments from the rest of the gang, and the slacker-rock vibe comes forth just enough in ‘Throat Rot’. And with that, the trio galvanizes that ‘aura’ we mentioned, with gusto and gumption. That hue of contrasts are maintained throughout the song, making it so very talented and easily digested.

Emily stated about ‘Throat Rot’: “I got really gnarly pneumonia coincidentally after a betrayal from a friend; this song’s about that! I’ve always loved old country and blues music so I wanted to take that love and channel it into punk instrumentals.”

You see what we mean? Gold from actual throat hurting illness is fab in our eyes.

‘Throat Rot’ is part of their newest EP ‘As Usual’. And with it, Emily’s fantastic baritone keeps us entertained and humming. All while her musical partners in crime, keep the party in the straight and narrow.

The band is a delight.

Dig the flavor. Dig the simplicity.

Just dig it. - comeherefloyd


As Usual (EP)
The Long Way Home (EP)



One night, new friends Jeremy and Emily started talking about how they love playing music and were both looking to start a band. The conversation went nowhere because Emily was too shy and Jeremy thought he already had a bassist, but the guy couldn't play the bass, he just owned one.

Months later, they decided making music together would be pretty great, and The Long Way Home was born.

With music that can only be described as “well at least they have personality”, The Long Way Home promises high energy live performances and songs to drink PBR to.

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