Northern American Head to New York City for Official CMJ Performance
You can go ahead and thank Northern American for songs like the shimmering “Record Forever” to go with your ice-cold beer beside the pool and the bluesy “Don’t Be a Star” to go down with that warm whiskey as you look over L.A.’s nightscape. – Buzzbands.LA
West coast quartet Northern American is heading east to New York City for their CMJ Music Marathon debut. In addition to the band’s official CMJ performance at Alphabet Lounge on October 21st, the band will be featured on Siren Sounds’ official showcase at Williamsburg’s famed venue, Spike Hill, Friday, October 24th at 9:15 p.m. sponsored by Sixpoint Brewery.
Fresh off the successful release of the band’s latest track “Elysian” (below) Northern American has much to celebrate with an upcoming video and highly anticipated full album (January 2015, Heist or Hit Records).
Northern American delivers smooth, atmospheric rock that feels like a breezy summer night in Hollywood hills overlooking the bright city.
“We don’t get into the city grind, we’re more in tune with nature,” reveals singer/guitarist Nate Paul. The band’s concerns may not lie with Tinseltown but Los Angeles is buried deep within the band’s genetic make-up. More in keeping with the laid back tones of fellow California dwellers Mazzy Star, Jonathan Wilson, or contemporary peers Local Natives and Autolux, Los Angeles is a major influence on the band’s sound. Shot through with shimmering sun-kissed melodies of reverb-laden guitar, the band’s lyrics are set within the city’s ethereal, green hills landscape surrounding the bustling city lights.
While most artists have their own roles to play within their band, Northern American is a fully collaborative project with all band members contributing lyrics, melody, and rhythm to the final product. This creative process allows for a more organic sound that truly reflects Northern American as a band.
Northern American is Nate Paul (vocals/guitar), Shane Alch (keys), Augusto Vega (bass), and Bruno Calenda (drums).