The Lonely Forest

February 27th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

The Lonely Forest is a band created out of the creativity of John Van Deusen (Vocals, Keys, Guitar) and supported by three wonderful musicians Braydn Krueger (drums), and Eric Sturgeon (Bass). John Van Deusen was another musician that my sister, Erin, introduced me to and I have been impressed with the tunes he has been putting out since he was 16. The creativity of this group is matched only by its talent. They have a broad range from slow, quiet pieces to hard piano driven rock. The chances are pretty good you will like their stuff. They all seem to be pretty down to earth guys and I think they can go far. I always look forward to their rockin’ shows and wish they had more CDs to listen to!

I now have a Lonely Forest Lyrics page! John has kindly provided all the lyrics to their God is Dead project (which includes all of the Regicide EP) as well as some of the new stuff from the Nuclear Winter project. Seriously. Lonely Forest Lyrics!

In an attempt to help promote the band, I have made a Lonely Forest Street Team blog to keep people update with news and show information. It is still in development stages and look the best in Firefox (naturally), so check it out for all the latest Lonely Forest news!

Since I have made a number of posts about the Forest, I decided to make this page with all the posts easily accessible for all the Forest fans!

  • February 27th, 2010: The Lonely Forest signs with Chris Walla’s new label - Exciting news from the Death Cab for Cutie lead singer!
  • April 27th, 2009: The Lonely Forest’s “We Sing the Body Electric” - check it out!
  • July 30th, 2007: The Lonely Forest’s debut album: Nuclear Winter - A review of the album.
  • June 16th, 2007: The Lonely Forest at the Fremont Fair - lots of Nuclear Winter stuff! (pics [vids to come])
  • February 9th, 2007: Snodfest - more new stuff and a John cameo with The Tallest Building in the World. (pics and video)
  • February 2nd, 2007: A Late Tuesday Going Away Party - LF was part of an amazing night of music to say goodbye to Late Tuesday. (pictures and video)
  • January 19th, 2007: The Lonely Forest at Common Ground - playing lots of new stuff! (pictures and video)
  • December 13th, 2006: The Lonely Forest at the Historic University Theater - Another cool Seattle show. (pictures and video)
  • October 13th, 2006: The Lonely Forest on Tour - I was able to catch the first three shows of their west coast tour! (Pictures and Video)
  • September 2nd, 2006: Lonely Forest at Bumbershoot - The Lonely Forest showed Bumbershoot and EMP’s Sky Church who’s boss (Pictures and Video)
  • August 4th, 2006: Lonely Forest at the Pickford Dreamspace - Bellingham digs The Forest (Pictures and Video)
  • July 10th, 2006: Lonely Forest at the Crocodile Cafe II - The Crocodile Cafe was blown away by The Forest (Pictures and Video)
  • May 31st, 2006: The Lonely Forest at Chop Suey - Another rockin’ show from the boys! (Pictures)
  • May 9th, 2006: In The (North) Round 1 - A John Van Deusen solo with Late Tuesday‘s Tara Ward and Megan Slankard as part of the Round North series. (Pictures and Video)
  • April 23rd, 2006: The Lonely Forest at the Crocodile - One of their John Van Deusen and the Lonely Forest CD release shows. (Pictures and Video)
  • April 11th, 2006: The Lonely Forest - my review of their EP John Van Deusen and the Lonely Forest. (Music and Lyrics)
  • March 14th, 2006: Round 10 - A John Van Deusen solo (with Braydn backing him up) with Joe Day (from Mindhead) and Benji Verdoes (from In Praise of Folly) as part of the Round. (Pictures and Video)
  • February 13th, 2006: John Van Deusen and EMP’s Sound Off - The Lonely Forest (pre Tony Ruland and Eric Sturgeon) won EMP’s SoundOff, this is from the semi-final round. (Pictures and Video)
  • November 14th, 2005: John Van Deusen and the Lonely Forest - A kickin’ show at Common Ground. (Music, Video, Pictures)
  • July 14th, 2005: John Van Deusen - A first look at John Van Deusen and his solo project Yossarian. (Music)
  • Music from my various posts (all are MP3 format, right click and “save as” to download):

  • From their EP John Van Deusen & The lonely Forest: Now Onto Other News - I Blame Us
  • From their EP Yossarian: Yossarian - Dresden - 8-6-45
  • From their EP Regicide! (non-production versions): Opium Blues (Live on KEXP) - Tooth for Tooth (Live on The End) - God is Dead (Streaming from The End)
  • Video clips from Lonely Forest shows (NOTE: Lage File Sizes. Right click and “save as” to download):

  • If you don’t want to download, all clips can be found on my Lonely Forest YouTube page.
  • The Lonely Forest (February 9th, 2007): Hangman (.mpg, 62MB - YouTube - There is also an instrumental intro to this that may have a name that I don’t know…) - Cygnus (.mpg, 43.5MB - YouTube) - Unknown (.mpg, 14MB - YouTube) - Instrumental (.mpg, 16MB - YouTube) - Leader Holding His Head (.mpg, 37MB - YouTube) - Unknown (.mpg, 31MB - YouTube - The intensity has mounted! Be sure to check out John punching his keyboard and throwing it around and Eric throwing his bass! Stop breaking things!) - Self Surgery (Tallest Building in the World) (.mpg, 30MB - YouTube)
  • The Lonely Forest (February 2nd, 2007): Unknown Instrumental (.mpg file, 16 MB) (iPod Video - YouTube) - Of The Deepest Reflections (.mpg file, 19 MB) (iPod Video - YouTube)
  • The Lonely Forest (January 19th, 2007): Cygnus (.mpg file, 44 MB - YouTube) - Nuclear Winter (.mpg file, 43 MB - YouTube) - The last four clips are from songs that I cannot remember the names of because they are too new! If anyone happens to know their names, let me know! - Unknown 1 (.mpg file, 52 MB - YouTube) - Unknown 2 (This is a pretty kickin’ instrumental - .mpg file, 16 MB - YouTube) - Unknown 3 (.mpg file, 35 MB - YouTube) - Unknown 4 (.mpg file, 31MB - YouTube)
  • The Lonely Forest (December 13th, 2006): Cygnus (.mpg, 40.8 MB, 3:48) - Stars and Moons (.mpg, 24.0 MB, 2:14) - Nuclear Winter (.mpg, 40.3 MB, 3:45) - All of Me Is this really the name of the song? I always call it “The Dune Song” (.mpg, 45.9 MB, 4:16) - Unknown Another new one from the Nuclear Winter project that I don’t remember the name of. Especially take note of Evan’s (of Capital Basement) lovely interpretive dance moves! (.mpg, 42.1 MB, 3:55) - Are You Afraid of the World? (.mpg, 58.4 MB, 5:26)
  • The Lonely Forest on Tour (October 13th, 2006):
  • The Lonely Forest (September 2nd, 2006): Father and God is Dead (full, .mpg file, 44.6 MB, 5:40)
  • The Lonely Forest (August 4th, 2006): Tooth for Tooth (full, .mpg file, 36.0 MB, 4:34) - Father and God is Dead (full, .mpg file, 45.7 MB, 5:48) - Nuclear Winter (full, .mpg file, 31.6 MB, 4:01) - Are You Afraid of the World? (almost full, .mpg file, 41.3 MB, 5:15)
  • The Lonely Forest (July 10th, 2006): Tooth For Tooth (full, .mpg file, 67.1 MB, 4:55) - Father and God is Dead ([This was a brilliant combination] partial Father and full God is Dead, .mpg file, 67.9 MB, 4:59) - Tea of the Scientist, Coffee of the Priest, GiD reprise - (full, .mpg, 83.8 MB, 6:09) - Skeleton Grip (partial, .mpg, 19.6 MB, 1:26) - Are You Afraid of the World? (full, .mpg, 75.6 MB, 5:32) - Two YouTube clips: Opium Blues and Are You Afraid of the World?
  • John Van Deusen (May 8th, 2006): Song written for his sister’s wedding (partial, .mov, 35.9 MB, 1:55) - The Upsidedown Tree (full, .mov, 96.2 MB, 5:15) - I Blame Us (full, .mov, 90.1 MB, 4:50)
  • The Lonely Forest (April 21st, 2006): God is Dead (MOV file, 74.2 MB, 320×240 res) and Opium Blues (MOV file, 68.9 MB, 320×240 res)
  • John Van Deusen (March 13th, 2006): God is Dead (55.3 MB, Mov file) - I Blame Us (43.3 MB, Mov file)
  • The Lonely Forest (February 11th, 2006): Father (Mov file, 35.9 MB) - Washington Park (Mov file, 54.4 MB) - Apology part I (Avi file, 159 MB) - Apology part II (Mov file, 23 MB) - Torn on the Inside (AVI file, 72.5 MB)
  • The Lonely Forest (November 13th, 2005): Apology #1 (AVI file, 50.5 MB) -Apology #2 (AVI file, 170 MB)
  • There ya have it! Let me know you were here!

    The Lonely Forest’s Website
    “We Sing in Time” Website
    The Lonely Forest @ Burning Building Records
    The Lonely Forest’s MySpace
    In The Round MySpace
    In The Round North MySpace

    Other Bands On My Blog:
    Late Tuesday
    Jason Harrod
    The Pale Pacific
    Five Iron Frenzy

    1. August 22nd, 2006 at 14:43 | #1

      hey, do you happen to know/have the lyrics to the songs on the yossarian album? you seem to have all the other resources!

    2. August 22nd, 2006 at 19:18 | #2

      Unfortunately I don’t. I have been asked about this before and will work on getting them somehow. I will let you know if I do!

    3. May 3rd, 2010 at 14:17 | #3

      love it, posted it here too:

      lets help spread the word as they are fantastic.

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