Long Way Home
As an important up and coming act in the LA indie music scene, the music The Long Way Home produces cannot be ignored. Generating a hybrid style of rock all their own, The Long Way Home is at their best while mining the classic rock forms of Hendrix and Zeppelin and filtering them through the more experimental and harder rock of contemporary bands like Tool or the Mars Volta. Whatâ€™s amazing about this band is the familiarity they seem to evoke, all the while managing to create a genuine sound unlike anything youâ€™ve ever heard before. The lead track off their independently produced self-titled album begins with a brief harmonic dance before exploding into a funk groove that also incorporates pop elements and ends with a bridge reminiscent of a jazz song you canâ€™t put your finger on. The song becomes a brooding progression that develops into one of their strongest songs, â€œEuphoriaâ€, whose lyrics intelligently express the numbing effects of ADHD culture as the music attempts to shrug them off through it's sheer energy. The Long Way Home was formed three years ago by a group of four young men who were eager to devote themselves to the production of quality music. Guitarist, technical guru and producer Matt Joy shapes the bandâ€™s distinctive sound with his seamless precision. George Reichart pushes the limits of the music with his innovative composition and virtuosic guitar playing. The quiet and intellectual Chris Hagenah holds down the grooves on bass. And driving the beat with his hard-hitting drum style is the visceral Keith Lawton. From their humble beginnings playing to the LA college crowds like USC and UCLA, The Long Way Home have been expanding their audience in several ways. Focusing on the independent and hard rock demographics, the band plays famous Hollywood venues such as The Knitting Factory and the Joint, to the beach crowds in the South Bay at popular spots like The Lighthouse CafÃ©, to trendy Venice clubs like The Good Hurt and laid-back bars like Brennanâ€™s. The band sets out for their first out of state tour this winter to promote their album at local record stores, radio stations and clubs. A newly developed web site seeks to push the exposure of the band and their music to an even wider audience. And last of all, with the positive feedback from their last effort, the band returns to the studio in the winter to self-produce their next album. The determined group promises the album will capitalize on their innumerable talents in order to produce an inventive and memorable set of songs. The Long Way Home can be reached at: E-mail: HYPERLINK 'mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org' email@example.com.