The Lonely Forest
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The Lonely Forest


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"Indie Rock Cafe Album Review"

"As I listened to We Sing The Body Electric!, it became apparent that I was hearing one of the best albums so far this year. Song after song reveals rich, raw, sophisticated, emotional, party-ready and wonderfully crafted music; there are no gimmicks or cookie cutter rock here. What worries me about bands that are this good is what could happen to them if they become too popular." - Indie Rock Cafe

"Jack Endino Quote"

"These guys came out of no where and blew my mind!"
- Jack Endino (producer: Nirvana, Mudhoney, Hot Hot Heat)

"Seattle Weekly Review"

"...The Lonely Forest possesses a remarkably sophisticated songwriting acumen and a knack for delivering interesting, winning melodies mainly via piano, bass, and drums…combines the pop majesty of the Long Winters with the quirkiness of XTC…They're absolutely poised to be one of Seattle's next breakout acts." - Seattle Weekly

"Beat Happening Quote"

"Riding the clash between what is dead and alive in rock, The Lonely Forest balances sonic blasphemy with heartfelt insight. This Anacortes four piece learned early how to pick a pocket from the inside out."
- Bret Lunsford, Beat Happening

"The Stranger Album Preview"

"Finally, the Lonely Forest are releasing a new record! They've been teasing for months, and now, with a new year, it's happening—the Anacortes trio (which recently became a quartet again) will release 'We Sing the Body Electric' on April 21. The album is more pop rock than anything they've done before, while still maintaining the passion. In many songs, the piano, which has been the star in the past, takes a backseat to flawless, rolling drumming and chiming guitar..."
- Megan Seling, The Stranger

"Seattle Weekly Album Preview"

"..."We Sing In Time," gave me goosebumps. In a really, really good way. ...(The Lonely Forest) has written some very earnest, beautiful pop songs, and the experience I had listening to "We Sing In Time," brought Jimmy Eat World's very best qualities to mind." - Seattle Weekly

"Sound on the Sound Album Preview"

"I feel like I’ve been anticipating this record for years now, so this seems like another “finally!” moment. A great recording is all these guys need to get the right kind of attention, and these first results are proving the album worth the wait." - Sound on the Sound


Yossarian EP (John Van Deusen) - 2005
John Van Deusen and The Lonely Forest - 2006
Regicide EP - 2006
Nuclear Winter - 2007
We Sing The Body Electric! - April 21st, 2009

Now on to Other News - 2006
God is Dead - 2006
Tooth For Tooth - 2006
Stars and Moons - 2007
We Sing in Time - 2009
Far Outer Banks - 2009

"God is Dead", "Stars and Moons", and "We Sing in Time" have all received consistent specialty rotation on KNDD 107.7FM Seattle. "Stars and Moons" received consistent rotation and song of the day on KEXP 90.3FM Seattle.



Establishing themselves in 2006 as a prime young band to watch as winners of the highly coveted EMP Sound Off! Competition, The Lonely Forest, from the small town of Anacortes, WA, have spent the last few years experimenting with a variety
of sounds – from pop-rock to piano driven ballads about a fictional character in the future, the band had the press exclaiming they’d “created a new world of their own, an alternate dimension” and are “poised to be one of Seattle’s next breakout acts”.

The band also developed quite the resume – recording with famed producer Jack Endino (Nirvana, Mudhoney, Hot Hot Heat), playing to a packed to capacity crowd at the Bumbershoot Festival, recording multiple in-studios at KEXP 90.3 and 107.7 The End, and playing with a long list of esteemed acts including The Velvet Teen, The Thermals, Appleseed Cast, Mates of State, Viva Voce, Karl Blau, Russian Circles, Maritime, Kimya Dawson, Starflyer 59, and Rocky Votolato.

With their newest release, “We Sing The Body Electric!”, set to release on April 21st, 2009 through Burning Building Recordings, the band has abandoned the experimental rhetoric of their previous release(s) and fully embraced their knack for writing unforgettable and realized pop songs. Led by John Van Deusen on guitar, keys, and vocals, Braydn Krueger on drums, Eric Sturgeon on bass, and re-adding Tony Ruland on guitar, The Lonely Forest have crafted what will surely be one of the top NW releases of the year. As Jack Endino stated, “these guys came out of nowhere and blew my mind!”