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The Longest Day of the Year

Denver, Colorado, United States | SELF

Denver, Colorado, United States | SELF
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Scrape out the dirty grit encrusted into the soles of your cowboy boots and mix it with the purtiest thing you done heard of, and you’ll get yourself some fine music from local Boulder band The Longest Day of the Year. This alt-country band is full of pleasant surprises. Their sound feels easy, natural and soulful – they have an understated complexity that proves their talent. The album is a well-done synchronicity of tunes reaching from beautiful and melodic to down and dirty. Don’t think you have to like country music to like these guys, either – their songs hit so many different notes and the musicianship is so solid that you’ll want to give The Longest Day of the Year a listen no matter what. - Marlee Keeven: Scene Magazine


A nice thing about writing for Mostly Midwest is that first word: Mostly. It is not “Exclusively Midwest” or “Strictly Midwest,” so when a group outside the Midwest comes along with some quality music, we like to let everyone know what we think of them.

The Longest Day of the Year is a group out of Boulder, Colorado. Priding themselves on a sound reminiscent of genuine Americana, and melding it with some modern techniques and lyrics, gives the group a unique and interesting sound. Most noticeable, however, is frontman t.Mule’s (aka Sean Lamborne) unavoidable vocals. From the first minute of their album “Turn Into The Ground,” t.Mule pulls the listener in with his grizzly, gravely crooning. Meshing country, blues, and American rock, t.Mule belts in a manner I can only compare to Tom Waits. It’s brutal and snarly, but I’ll be damned if it doesn’t sound great with these songs and backed by this group.

Speaking of the group, t.Mule has some impressive firepower following him. With Darin Graber on drums, Brian McCosky on guitar and keys, and Dan O’Donnell on the bass, the quartet’s debut album makes them a group to watch in the future. Breaking barriers of traditional country, strong hints of bluegrass, blues, folk, and some straight up rock are abundant throughout the tunes. The group knows how to kick it in high gear, like the song “Bury Books with Bone”, wail out a wicked solo as heard in “On the Side of His Wooden Eye”, and break down in a slow, waltzy jam session for “Birds Fly South” (which should be noted for including some great harmonica work).

The Longest Day of the Year has put together a great debut in the album “Turn Into The Ground.” Not being a huge fan of the country genre, I could not resist tapping along to the tunes throughout. The bluesy feels, the rock riffs, the folky flourishes all culminated into a great number of songs, a collection that will stick around in my library gathering plays for a long time. Even though they aren’t in the Midwest, TLDOTY is one group whose debut album definitely warrants a pick up, and demands to be played through numerous times.
- Frank Smith: Mostly Midwest


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Brittany Kuehl
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THE LONGEST DAY OF THE YEAR NAMED MOST SPUN ON COLORADO PUBLIC RADIO

For three years The Colorado Sound (thecoloradosound.com) has tallied the 40 most played albums on Colorado public radio stations. The January 2012 results have been released and The Longest Day of the Year’s debut full-length Turn Into The Ground (self) [Nov-11] hit the chart at #1. “We’ve spent a lot of time on the road and hundreds of hours on the computer to get our music in front of people,” said lead singer T.Mule, “it feels really good to get a positive response.”

Source: http://thecoloradosound.com/2012/02/01/news-notes-spins-february-1-2012/

“There are several titles that debuted in January – none so surprising as the debut release from Longest Day of the Year, rocking the spins at #1 thanks to KAFM (Grand Junction) and KDNK (Carbondale) making it a top five release, and KRFC (Fort Collins) for their top ten love.” The Colorado Sound

Other bands that made the list were Shel (#2), Devotcha (#3), The Don’ts and Be Carefuls (#9) and Paper Bird (#12).

For the past two years The Longest Day of the Year has zig zagged around Colorado making sure to leave no mountain town unturned and there’s no sign of them stopping. Upcoming shows include Swallow Hill on February 9th, Pete’s Monkey Bar on February 17th, Upslope Brewery on February 24th and Left Hand Brewing on March 3rd.

ABOUT SOOKREEM MANAGEMENT

Sookreem Management was launched in 2011 by Kevin Riley when he realized his favorite bands and musicians weren’t receiving the representation they deserved. The Denver based company prides itself on nurturing artists from the very early stages of their careers, helping them lay the necessary groundwork for a successful future in the music industry. Sookreem is a comprehensive management company providing services ranging from booking, promotion, website development, social marketing and video production.

Soo-kreem [Suh-kreem] adj:
1. Supreme like Diana Ross; creamy like Half & Half
2. excellent, mega, superior

ABOUT THE LONGEST DAY OF THE YEAR

TLDOTY plays music that brings you back to a time when they put up a chain link fence between the crowd and the band. Taking on the task of delivering stories that tug the tattered sleeve of shifting relationships between a man and his family, religion, vices, nature, and himself. Hammering together their influences from Hank Sr. to Modest Mouse, Avett Brothers to Tom Waits, and from Hoots & Hellmouth to Black Keys,” they worked from the ground up building the tall wooden gates labeled Outlaw Americana.
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- The Colorado Sound


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