The Longshot
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The Longshot


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'Handle With Care' (2012)
1. Risk Everything
2. My Biggest Fear
3. Older
4. Tomorrow
5. Lost Boy
-Most recent effort. Full band, full sound extended play. Streaming on Facebook, Soundcloud,, and official band website.

'The Yearbook EP' (2009)
1. Prom, 321
2. Tomorrow
3. Phone Conversation
4. Just Kids
5. I'm Looking Up
-Acoustic solo piece from frontman, David Maness. Some material drawn from and used in most recent EP, 'Handle With Care' (2012). Streaming on Facebook, Soundcloud,, and official band website.



The Longshot's lineup is simple, sweet, and everything the band needs- drums, bass, guitars, vocals. But The Longshot does so much with just the necessities.

Bringing back energies of early 2000's emo pop punk bands like The Starting Line and Something Corporate, and bringing in newer, fresh vibes from influences like Lydia and The Dangerous Summer, The Longshot plays a colorful bouquet of pop-flavored rhythm driven indie rock that shines through the dark smog of St. Louis' metal and hardcore scene. Not to say the local scene doesn't have any influence- there are definite pop punk and hardcore tinges to these songs off their newest effort, 'Handle With Care'.

It's obvious to those that experience The Longshot's energetic live performances around the Illinois/Missouri region that this four-piece means every note and lyric in each of their songs. Shows include performances of old unrecorded pieces, new material, and just enough breeze-shooting between songs for show goers to really feel one with the band members and the music they play.

The Longshot really is a product of both the times and the place, in the best way possible. Listening to 'Handle With Care' brings a thought-provoking sense of youth that leaves the listener in a better place.