Seattle Office of Film + Music


CALL FOR ENTRIES: SOUND OFF! 2012

EMP
Sound Off! is the Northwest’s foremost underage battle of the bands event. Each year EMP is electrified by this annual musical event that provides a stage and spotlight for promising young bands in the Seattle area. Those interested in participating can submit an application starting September 2. Sound Off! has been the launching ground for various artists and bands including The Lonely Forest, Dyme Def, Sol, New Faces, The Lonely H, Schoolyard Heroes and Brite Futures (Formerly Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head). Last year’s winner was pop-centric group Tomten. Participants must be 21 or under, and live in Washington, Oregon or British Columbia. EMP will also have a booth in Center Square during Bumbershoot this weekend with more information about next year’s Sound Off!

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THE LONELY FOREST RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR “WE SING IN TIME”
March 30, 2011, 12:24 pm
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The Stranger
Hailing from coastal Anacortes, The Lonely Forest is experiencing a wave of success with their newly released album Arrows. Busy as bees on a beaver, they represented Washington rock down at SXSW, and upon returning from Austin premiered a music video for their single “We Sing in Time.” The video was directed by Seattle’s own Matt Daniels and features local coniferous settings, reminiscent of the band’s name. Check it out below. You can also sneak preview their new album (produced by Death Cab for Cutie’s Chris Walla) right about here.

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THE LONELY FOREST BALLAD IS NPR’S SONG OF THE DAY
February 3, 2011, 4:33 pm
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NPR
“Turn Off This Song,” from local indie pop troupe The Lonely Forest is NPR’s Song of the Day. Citing The Lonely Forest’s rising status within the Pacific Northwest music scene, NPR describes the group’s sound as both “playful and emotionally gripping”: “Turn off this song / Find someone to love / Turn off this song / You can listen to it later / Go outside,” singer John Van Deusen implores, implicating himself as just another navel-gazing narcissist in need of some fresh air. As his band ebbs and swells in perfect concert, “Turn Off This Song” serves as a catchy call to arms, not to mention one of the best and most honest slices of pop music around.” Have a listen to the tune for yourself via the above link.

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THE LONELY FOREST TO HEADLINE KEXP BBQ AT SEATTLE CENTER
July 12, 2010, 11:56 am
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Seattle Weekly
KEXP announced that The Lonely Forest will headline their 8th annual summer BBQ on Saturday, August 14. The show is free, all ages, and starts at 2pm; the lineup also includes The Joy Formidable, Dinosaur Feathers, Victor Shade, and more artists are promised to be added. KEXP will also present a month-long series of concerts at the Mural Amphitheater, hosting a free, outdoor show every Friday in August. For the full line-up, follow the link.

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THE LONELY FOREST SIGN TO CHRIS WALLA’S NEW MAJOR LABEL IMPRINT
February 23, 2010, 11:25 am
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The Stranger
The Lonely Forest are the first band to sign to Chris Walla’s new imprint label, Trans. (Which is an imprint on Atlantic.) “I’ve been lucky enough to make records with tons of phenomenal bands, and I’ve considered [starting a label] a number of different times,” Walla says. “I don’t know—is it oversimplified to say it’s them and it just makes sense? This wouldn’t be happening if it weren’t for the Lonely Forest. They’re a phenomenal band. I’ve been following my nose for so many years, doing the things that felt like the right thing to do. And this time the answer was yes.” In addition to this very exciting news, The Lonely Forest will also be playing the Seattle Party at SXSW this year. To read more about The Lonely Forest and Chris Walla, follow the above link.