Hitting the Pavement: Great Northern

“Their musical talent and mammoth energy at shows illustrate to crowds what a live performance ought to look like” – Venus Zine

Look out for Great Northern on tour with The Dears in the following cities:

May 1 - Brooklyn, NY @ Bell House
May 2 - Albany, NY @ Valentines
May 4 - Bowery Ballroom @ Bowery Ballroom
May 5 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
May 7 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat
May 8 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel
May 9 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
May 10 - Columbus, OH @ Skully's
May 11 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
May 13 - Chicago, IL @ Lakeshore Theatre
May 14 - Columbia, MT @ Mojo's
May 16 - Denton, TX @ Halley's
May 17 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse
May 18 - Austin, TX @ Parish
May 21 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
May 22 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah
May 23 - Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
May 24 - San Francisco, CA @ Independent
May 26 - Portland, OR @ Douglas Fir Lounge
May 27 - Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Cafe

Their follow up to 2007's 'Trading Twighlight For Daylight' is the new masterpiece, ‘Remind Me Where the Light Is’, is the work of a more seasoned group, one that has been on the road for months (touring with the likes of Silversun Pickups, Cold War Kids, Ladytron, Spoon and Fiery Furnaces) missed home, seen the world, and returned, not entirely prepared to sit still and write. It became very clear to them that they were going to do things a little differently this time.

On ‘Remind Me Where The Light Is’, Solon Bixler and Rachel Stolte are not afraid to delve into darkness. "We took a lot more risks by entering uncomfortable territory that wasn't touched on the last record," Bixler says. "We dug deeper into the unpleasant, which helped us to find the beauty." Wishing to expand their sound, Bixler and Stolte began working with producer Michael Patterson (Beck, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Beck, Puff Daddy, She Wants Revenge, amongst others) and Nic Jodoin. The results being upbeat, guitar-driven songs, yet with the familiar layered vocals and sweeping, panoramic sound.

Great Northern take bigger chances on this album; "We are content to be learning as we go," Stolte says, "trying to overcome the fear of changing ourselves, constantly redefining ourselves as artists, and never creating the same thing twice. We hope the people who hear our music will relate to this next chapter of our lives.

"Given the ease with which Bixler and Stolte foster an immediate intimacy with their audience, listeners new and old are certain to not only relate to them, but to join in on the journey from the darkness, back to the light.

"The Stevie Nicks-con-juring rock and roll songs couldn't be better!" - Los Angeles Magazine

“Great Northern’s live performance has evolved into a elegant lush orchestration of pop melodies. Truly a show not to be missed.” - Imeem

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