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The Lonesome Wilderness
The Lonesome Wilderness plays desert garage rock, filled with traces of surf, classic punk, and psychedelic rock—all mixed with sounds of the American Southwest. Formed in Phoenix in 2011, the band includes Joe Golfen, Paul Golfen, Andrea Golfen, and Brian Weis.
They released their debut EP in 2015, followed by 2017’s LUSH. That record featured the lead single “Alright,” which Impose Magazine called “Incredibly satisfying psychedelic rock” and the Phoenix New Times named one of The 50 Best Songs by Phoenix Bands in 2016. The group performed at the 2018 McDowell Mountain Music Festival and the 2018 Canal Convergence Festival. You can find them playing shows on ramshackle stages in dirt lots, backyards, and dark bars.
Bass / Andrea Golfen
Drums / Brian Weis
Vocals, Guitar / Joe Golfen
Guitars/ Paul Golfen
"Incredibly satisfying, psychedelic rock." - Impose Magazine
"Swirling psychedelic guitars, rich harmonies and pounding drums mix with the desert grit" - Disarm Magazine
" Sounds like that brilliant moment where indie rock met up with the Madchester" - Phoenix New Times
"Pop aesthetic, wrapped in tumbleweeds" - Java Magazine
"Cop The Lonesome Wilderness Vinyl Before It's Gone" - Phoenix New Times
"Best July Singles 2017"- AZCentral