Here's the short story:In true DIY spirit the band started thier own label "Long Records" to release records on. Their first release sold so well it led to an indie record deal with Kung Fu Records/Films(Blink-182,The Ataris, The Vandals).
While on the label Longfellow recorded an album with Warren Fitzgerald of Oingo Boingo/Tenacious D/The Vandals,toured the entire U.S. extensively for about 2 years and built up a national fanbase. Longfellow was fortunate enough to play with some amazing bands including Jimmy Eat World, At The Drive In, Alkaline Trio, Papa Roach, Bad Religion, Blink 182 and The Vandals. Longfellow kept active by writing and recording new songs as well as performing all over the west coast. Some members of Longfellow went on to play with other well known bands such as Papa Roach and Die Trying(Mike Doherty) HomeGrown(Darren Reynolds). Drummer Justin Ferriera played with Reel Big Fish and is currently a member of Takota(Island Records).
The album "Words Betray" was self released by the band in 2002. Check out the tracks "Beautiful", "Softer" and "Mint Condition".
If you like Longfellow check out the band Sederra featuring Tom(vocals),Mike(guitar) and Darren(drums) from Longfellow.