Eston Martz, of The Long Afternoon, recently answered five Weekender questions about a band that has been around, in some version, for almost 30 years.
Q: How long have you been playing?
A: The band began in 1987. Our current lineup has been active for seven years.
Q: How do you describe your sound?
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A: Guitar-centric indie rock with a literary lyrical bent.
Q: Which musician — alive or dead — do you most wish you could share the stage with?
A: It would be great to collaborate with Brian Eno, Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo, Lilys’ Kurt Heasley or Scott Walker.
Q: What’s your favorite song to play live?
A: Any song that takes on a life of its own when we start playing it, so that we get a kind of musical hive-mind going. Right now, the song “Autoresponder” from our new album, and “The Chameleonaires” from our previous album fall into that category.
Q: Where can people hear your music?
A: Our fourth album, titled “Regression,” was released on Tuesday. It’s available from iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, Soundcloud and most of the other download services. CDs are available at Amazon and by contacting us at www.thelongafternoon.com.