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Sam Baguley That's a rhythm I can get behind. Favorite track: Long Wave.
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James Nash Fine tunes for the golden hour. Favorite track: Long Wave.
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Craft Tea Chill, mellow tunes Favorite track: I Am Here (I Am Alive).
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Ingwit I don't remember where I learned about bonny doon, through an article on Bandcamp or via recommendations from another album's page, but I've been waiting for this since the release of "A Lotta Things."

I'm glad I waited. Something about the album feels familiar--not derivative, but like the view on the cover, something sundown or early dawn. If you like the sample tracks, definitely go for the whole thing. Favorite track: I Am Here (I Am Alive).
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Travis Button Couldn't be more stoked for this album! When last years announcement came of debut LP, I was equally stoked until I realized it was essentially a compilation of the songs I'd already been listening to for 3 years. This is all new and sounds totally fresh, the songwriting back at it on this first single and I am certain this will be one of the years best.
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Long Wave 05:23
Take Me Away 02:31
Saved 05:51
Saw a Light 05:28
Try to Be 03:19
Part of Me 04:33
Walkdown 02:55


Arriving in the early months of 2017, Bonny Doon’s self-titled debut was a warm introduction to the Detroit quartet for many. Hazy and bright, the album's woozy melodies and swirling webs of summery guitar textures were easily ingested as low-key slacker pop, blissfully awash in lo-fi sensibilities and dreamy ambiance. But the nonchalant breeziness belied a serious attention to songcraft that beckoned careful listening, and hinted at depths yet unexplored. Lo and behold, before the ink was even dry on the first record, work had already begun on its follow-up Longwave, a conscious about-face from the sonic experimentation of the first album, and a journey inward.

Opting for spontaneity and simplicity over the exploration of layers and textures that defined the first record, the band architected an incredibly intimate sound for these new songs. The album was tracked with minimal overdubs or production flourishes, constructing a frame that is spare and understated. The songs on Longwave amble through moonlit fields of melancholy guitar leads and self-reflection, the collection unfolding almost as one uninterrupted conversation with self. The session aimed to capture the band at their essence. With the superfluous stripped away, a gentle but steadfast spiritual core is revealed as the backbone of Bonny Doon’s cosmic American music.


released March 23, 2018

Bill Lennox- vocals and guitar
Bobby Colombo- vocals and guitar
Jake Kmiecik- drums
Joshua Brooks- bass


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