Thursday, October 26, 2006

Band Of The Week: Great Northern

It was obvious even at some of their first few shows here in LA that Great Northern were onto something. Their songs Into The Sun and The Middle were the first sign of this … the dual harmonies of leads Rachel Stolte and Solon (previously of Earlimart) Bixler’s vocals combined with the two’s spot-on keyboard and guitar work made both tracks immediate crowd pleasers.

Months later and after a line-up change -- former Earlimart) member Davey Latter is now on drums and they’ve added Ashley Dzerigian, who plays bass with such cool indifference that she barely seems to be attention at times -- it's clear that they’ve become one of the most promising bands in town.

The group currently only has a four-song self-released EP available at shows, but has just finished recording an album for Eeenie Meanie Records, which is due out early next year.

In the meantime, Great Northern are headed into a month-long free residency at The Echo on Monday nights in November and are bringing an amazing line-up of bands with them. They’re playing on November 6th with Dead Ponies, The Meeting Places, and Tigers Can Bite You, on November 13th with Wolf Eyes, on November 20th with The Pity Party, Light FM, and Division Day, and on November 27th with All Smiles, Twilight Sleep, and Irving… and none of them should really be missed.

Photo by Sterling Andrews

RELATED LINK: Great Northern Mini-Interview


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