Six years, two records, and countless personnel changes later, Tucson, Arizona sludge trio NORTH is finally able to announce the vinyl release of their critically lauded, What You Were debut.
A three-way release among the band, Cavity Records, and upstart imprint Silent Pendulum Records,What You Were, which Decibel Magazine listed among their Top 40 Albums of 2008, boasts new artwork by guitarist Matt Mutterperl and comes in a limited pressing of 250: 100 on white wax and 150 on black. Commented Sputnik Music in a 4/5 review of What You Were, "...NORTH is a band in progression: earlier EPs were instrumental and vocals are featured for the first time on What You Were. The screaming ranges from common growling to eccentric wailing and well suits the music. A new vocalist and a guest from Heavy Heavy Low Low naturally assume the spotlight from NORTH's clever guitarists. Seven minute 'Veiled in Light' showcases that rhythm section's easy mastery of post-rock dynamics while 'Falling In Perpetuum' weaves metal riffs and shrieks with aesthetic chord progressions, the best example of what NORTH offers here."
What You Were will be released this August. Preorders are available now atTHIS LOCATION.
The record comes in conjunction with NORTH's Summer live invasion scheduled to kick off this August where the band will head north, trampling through twenty-two cities with additional dates to be announced in the coming weeks. NORTH will be touring in support of their Metanoia EP, released independently earlier this year. Crowned "challenging and unsettling, but ultimately thrilling," by Tuscan Weekly, Metanoia was recorded and mixed by Dana Fehr Wavelab Studios in Tucson with additional engineering by Chris Shultz, mastered by James Plotkin (OLD, Scorn, Khanate, Khlyst) and boasts four sprawling tracks of thick, syrupy riff cascades, graveled vocal swells, epic climaxes and ethereal atmospheres.
NORTH Metanoia Tour 2014:
8/01/2014 Club Congress - Tucson, AZ
8/02/2014 TBA - Santa Fe, NM
8/03/2014 Denver Black Sky - Denver, CO
8/04/2014 FOKL Center - Kansas City, MO
8/05/2014 The Triple rock - Minneapolis, MN
8/06/2014 Quarters - Milwaukee, WI
8/07/2014 The Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL
8/08/2014 Ottawa Tavern - Toledo, OH
8/09/2014 The Shop - Pittsburgh, PA
8/10/2014 King Fun Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
8/11/2014 TBA - Brooklyn, NY
8/12/2014 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA
8/13/2014 Slim's Downtown - Raleigh, NC
8/14/2014 The Poison Lawn - Knoxville, TN
8/15/2014 TBA - Atlanta, GA
8/16/2014 The Forge - Birmingham, AL
8/17/2014 Hey Café - New Orleans, LA
8/18/2014 TBA - Little Rock, AR
8/19/2014 Lindbeerg's - Springfield, MO
8/20/2014 The Conservatory - Oklahoma City, OK
8/21/2014 Holy Mountain - Austin, TX
8/22/2014 Lowbrow Palace - El Paso, TX