The Lonely Forest is a rock band from Anacortes, Washington comprised of singer/guitarist/keyboardist John Van Deusen, guitarist Tony Ruland, drummer Braydn Krueger, and bassist Eric Sturgeon. The band formed in 2005, then released the EP Regicide and won the Experience Music Project competition in 2006. Ruland left the band shortly after the release of the EP in late 2006. The band's first album, Nuclear Winter, was released in August, 2007. Ruland rejoined the band in 2008.