Longwave Perform ‘No Direction’ On KEXP

New York indie rock act Longwave performed their ‘Secrets Are Sinister’ track ‘No Direction’ live at the KEXP studio in Seattle on Sunday (December 14). Watch the performance via YouTube below.

Longwave Frontman Gives Thanks To The Strokes

Longwave frontman Steve Schlitz acknowledged the band’s thankfulness to the Strokes for opening the door to the group. Schlitz tells Maya Singer of the Dallas Observer, “We’ve definitely got to thank those guys. I mean, I don’t know where we’d be if we hadn’t gotten the call from Ryan [Gentles], their manager, to open a few dates. We weren’t sure we’d ever make another album, and then…” Dallasobserver.com has since removed the article.

Longwave Seeing No Shortage Of Success

Longwave singer/guitarist Steve Schiltz spoke with Sarah Tomlinson of the Boston Globe and admits after releasing their RCA debut ‘The Strangest Things’, they are still left hoping their album will be successful enough that they can keep releasing records. ”We kind of feel like if we can make it out of this we’ll be in really good shape,” Schiltz said. He added that while they’re currently having fun on tour, “It can turn on you. I don’t want to be cocky about it… Six months from now, the record could be a total flop, and I’ll be bitter, and then we can talk again.” Boston.com has since removed the article.

Longwave Know They Get No Second Chances

Shannon McCarthy of Get Real Detroit suggested to Longwave vocalist/guitarist Steve Schlitz that for some bands, getting signed to a major label means they’re successful. Asked what does his group do after that to feel successful, Schlitz said, “I don’t know; we’re in the middle of it right now. The real work is after you sign, because if things don’t go well – that’s the end, then you’ve got nothing else. The feeling is you’re damaged goods. If your record doesn’t go well, you got to start over. The only band I can think of that did really well in that situation is Nada Surf; they’re doing better than ever now.”