06/11/09 Glass House* Pomona, CADiscography
06/12/09 Bimbo’s* San Francisco
06/14/09 House of Blues* San Diego
07/07/09 Barfly London
07/08/09 Water Rats London
07/09/09 Korova (club Evol) Liverpool
07/10/09 KOKO (club NME) London
* with She Wants Revenge
So, I get the impression that this Los Angeles-indie band's creative team consists of singer/keyboardist Stolte and former 30 Seconds to Mar guitarist Solon Bixler (incidentally he's from my hometown in Fresno!).
Eenie Meenie Records, releasing Trading Twilight For Daylight in 2007. You may have heard some of the songs in last year's Nissan Murano commercial ("Home") or watching the television show Bones ("Low is a Height").
Great Northern is back with their second album, Remind Me Where the Light Is, released two months ago. They are currently just wrapped up their tour with The Dears and Eulogies and now starting with some dates with She Wants Revenge, before venturing to the UK in July.
One of the thing about Great Northern's music and theme is that they haven't change much, and that's comforting. One thing I've noticed about Remind Me Where the Light Is right away is that all their song titles are simple one-word descriptions. With the exception of the two-worded title "New Tricks", which actually serves as a nice break in the middle of the album.
Some key songs worth noting: "Story", "Houses" (love it when the line "All this time when I talk its not real, its not real" kicks in), "Snakes", "Fingers", "Numbers", all nice, fuzzy feeling with that melodic Stolte voice. Fans of Solon's singing should look to "Driveway".
I really like the song "Fingers", but I can't quite make up my mind of what is being sung. At first I thought Stolte was singing, "kill me now with your fingers". Then I thought, it's "come out with your fingers", which doesn't make much sense either.
Remind Me Where The Light Is is out now on various formats from Eenie Meenie Records. And although it's nearing the end of their US tour, it's not too late to email pictures of Great Northern live to contest(a)eeniemeenie.com to win the new album on 180 gram vinyl, a limited edition 7" featuring an unreleased track, and a canvas tote bag. That's three winners per week!