The Lonely Forest Announce New Album “Adding Up The Wasted Hours” & Fall Headlining Tour

By on August 20, 2013


Anacortes, WA based rock band The Lonely Forest are excited to announce they will release their new album Adding Up the Wasted Hours on October 8 via Trans / Chop Shop Records. Adding Up the Wasted Hours was recorded by Death Cab For Cutie member Chris Walla. The album includes 11 new songs, including the track “Warm/Happy” which you can download free at the link below. Said the band of the first new song they’ve released in a few years, “Warm/Happy, lyrically, is a self-assuring song. I think artists can have a hard time connecting with people outside of their art…which is where the chorus line “We hate to relate so we synthesize, we’re warm and happy” comes from. Our music is what bridges that gap and helps us communicate.”


Download The Lonely Forest – “Warm/Happy” 


The group is also pleased to announce a Fall headline tour in support of the release beginning on Oct 10 in Nampa, ID; hitting numerous markets through November including Los Angeles, New York City, and more. Having spent most of 2011 and 2012 on the road, including outings with Death Cab For Cutie, The Joy Formidable, Two Door Cinema Club and Minus the Bear as well as a show-stopping set at Seattle’s Bumbershoot Festival, which saw them playing to thousands of people on the festival’s main stage, this will be the band’s first proper headlining tour. For the band’s full itinerary, please see below.


The band’s previous album, Arrows, received overwhelming acclaim following its release on Trans Records/Atlantic Records. NPR called it “one of the best and most honest slices of pop music around,” and the accolades continue to come in from the likes of SPIN, New York Magazine, Nylon, Teen Vogue, Alternative Press, Paste, and was featured on several year-end lists including NPR, Amazon and more.


From the outset The Lonely Forest -singer/guitarist/keyboardist John Van Deusen, guitarist Tony Ruland, drummer Braydn Krueger, and bassist Eric Sturgeon- has been about inclusion. In 2005, a raucous garage session inspired the guys (Braydn, Tony, and Eric) to join forces with Van Deusen’s piano-pop. As grows their fanbase, The Lonely Forest ‘s music is continually expanding and evolving. At its core, the music features Van Deusen’s soaring vocals and keyboard melodies wrapped tightly around Ruland’s expansive guitar anchored by a heavy yet nimble rhythm section.


Adding Up The Wasted Hours Tracklisting

1. Pull the Pin

2. Lovric’s

3. Fire Breather

4. Left Hand Man

5. Neon Never Changes

6. Last Time

7. Adding Up the Wasted Hours

8. Sounding In Fathoms

10. Warm/Happy

11. Stars Like Dust


The Lonely Forest On Tour

Oct 10 – Nampa, ID @ Flying M

Oct 11 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court

Oct 12 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge

Oct 14 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown

Oct 15 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry

Oct 16 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas

Oct 17 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme

Oct 18 – Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room

Oct 19 – Toronto, ON @ Drake

Oct 21 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott

Oct 22 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge

Oct 23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle

Oct 25 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506

Oct 26 – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl

Oct 28 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s

Oct 29 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links

Oct 30 – Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain

Nov 01 – Phoenix, AZ @ Pub Rock Live

Nov 02 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar

Nov 03 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room

Nov 05 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg

Nov 06 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill

Nov 08 – Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar

Nov 09 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.