After Trading Twilight for Daylight in ’07 and hitting the road with everyone from Cold War Kids and Spoon to Ladytron and Silversun Pickups in ’08, the tantalizing indie rockers better known as Great Northern will use the New Year and their latest studio album to remind me, you, and music fans everywhere just exactly where the light is.
Entitled, you guessed it, Remind Me Where the Light Is, and due for release on April 28th via Eenie Meenie Records, the band’s sophomore album seeks to convey the emotions of a group of individuals who have been just about everywhere and done everything, only to return home a little dazed, and “not entirely prepared to sit still and write.” In other words, the experiences of a traveling band and the emotions that follow when it’s time to take the next step in the ever-overwhelming life of music. Sound interesting? We’re just getting started…
Considering the themes of the album, Great Northern’s creative geniuses Solon Bixler and Rachel Stolte chose to delve a bit deeper than what was heard on Trading Twilight for Daylight. “We dug deeper into the unpleasant, which helped us to find the beauty,” Bixler is quoted as saying, a sentiment further backed up by Stolte: “We are content to be learning as we go…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.”
Overall, Remind Me Where the Light Is, which was produced by Michael Patterson, best known for his work with Beck and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, is said to feature upbeat, guitar-driven songs, while also exuberating layered vocals and sweeping, panoramic sound.
Ahead of the release, Great Northern will embark on a short U.S. tour, highlighted by a three-night stint at Austin’s South by Southwest. Oh yeah, and they also have a few recommendations of who you should be listening to why you wait.
Great Northern 2009 Tour Dates:
03/11 – Seattle, WA @ TBA
03/12 – Portland, OR @ TBA
03/14 – San Francisco, CA @ TBA
03/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ TBA
03/17 – Tucson, AZ @ TBA
03/19 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/20 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/21 – Austin, TX @ SXSW