“A Lotta Things” by Bonny Doon

Bonny Doon has released a new music video “A Lotta Things” off their current release Longwave. The full-length is now available via Woodsist Records. The band start their tour on June 12th in Washington, DC.

In the spring of 2017 Bonny Doon decamped to a remote part of Michigan, nesting near the evocatively named Mystic Lake, and spent a week uprooting former approaches and reinventing their sound anew. Moving into more improvisational territory, the band wrote quickly and from the hip, using repetitive chord structures to aid in spontaneous generation. Attracted to the session’s spacious arrangements and unaffected sounds, they went immediately into Key Club studio to capture the new material in much the same way. Working for the first time outside of home recording settings with engineer Bill Skibbe and longtime friend and collaborator Shelley Salant, the experience allowed for a focused concentration on bringing the intrinsic spirit of the group to the surface.
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 in the same way as the twilight-tinted third Velvet Underground album or the rusty glow of Bill Fay’s Time of Last Persecution. Several songs were approached as meditations on subtlety, shifting only between two or three chords without deviation, dynamically expanding and contracting without ever actually changing.

Bonny Doon
Longwave
Woodsist Records

1. Long Wave
2. A Lotta Things
3. I Am Here (I Am Alive)
4. Take Me Away
5. Where Do You Go
6. Saved
7. Saw a Light
8. Try to Be
9. Part of Me
10. Walkdown

Bonny Doon
TOUR DATES

06/12 – Washington, DC – The Black Cat +
06/13 – Pittsburgh, PA – Cattivo +
06/14 – Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground +
06/15 – Detroit, MI – Deluxx Fluxx +
06/16 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean +
06/17 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street +
06/18 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews +
06/20 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge +
06/22 – Boise, ID – Funky Taco +
06/23 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile +
06/24 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore +
06/25 – Portland, OR – Holocene +
06/27 – Oakland, CA – Starline +
06/28 – San Francisco, CA – Swedish American +
06/29 – Visalia, CA – Cellar Door +
06/30 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater +
07/03 – Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock Live +
07/05 – Austin, TX – Barracuda +
07/06 – Dallas, TX – Three Links +
07/07 – Fayetteville, AR – George’s +
07/08 – Nashville, TN – The High Watt +
07/09 – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn +
07/10 – Durham, NC – Pinhook +
07/11 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter +
07/12 – Baltimore, MD – Parkway Theater +
07/14 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer +
07/15 – Boston, MA – Sinclair +
07/16 – Montreal, QC – l’Escogriffe Bar Spectacle +
07/17 – Burlington, VT – Arts Riot +
07/26 – Indianapolis, IN – State Street Pub
07/27 – St. Louis, MO – Foam
07/28 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom $
07/29 – Wichita, KS – Cotillion Ballroom $
07/31 – Springfield, MO – Gillioz Theater $
08/01 – Kansas City, MO – Crossroads KC $
08/02 – Bloomington, IN – The Bishop
08/03 – Madison, WI – Communication
08/04 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Riverfront CEFCU Stage $
08/05 – Memphis, TN – Orpheum Theater $
08/07 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s $
08/08 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom $
08/09 – Kingston, NY – BSP Kingston
08/10 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theater $
08/11 – Portsmouth, NH – Prescott Park $
08/12 – Providence, RI – The Strand Theater $
08/13 – New York, NY – Elsewhere
08/14 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage $
08/15 – Richmond, VA – The National $
08/17 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz $
08/18 – Asheville, NC – Highland Brewery $

+ = w/ Snail Mail
$ = w/ Band of Horses