NEW SINGLE 'BLINDSIDE' OUT NOW!
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Calgary-based indie rock group The Northern Coast are excited to announce the release of their debut full-length album The Great Divide on March 22nd. The band's 2nd single 'Blindside' is available now on all digital platforms, following the exclusive premiere on Spill Magazine last week. The Northern Coast will be touring Western Canada in support of the new record, starting with a hometown release show at Broken City on March 22nd. See below for the complete tour schedule.
The Great Divide is a bit of a break-up album, a melodic journey that describes the rollercoaster of love itself, and the reflection after you step off the ride. The album was written and recorded during a interesting time when both principal songwriters in The Northern Coast (lead vocalist Arron Crook and guitarist Hunter Hansen) and the producer of the album (Josh Rob Gwillam) were all going through the end of long term relationships. The result is 8 songs of cutting, dynamic honesty through storytelling and sonically sharp rhythms.
That end of relationship theme is one that was evident on the band’s first single ’Savage’ (released July 2018) and it’s also a part of the second single ‘Blindside’.
“Our first single ’Savage' really represents the apathy in looking back, and trying to find some understanding," says Arron Crook. "‘Blindside' is less about one particular experience and is kind of a commentary on modern love and its shortcomings. There was a moment in the studio where we were all thinking, 'what are the odds that three humans are working on one of hundreds of albums across the country and are in the same spot in their love lives’, but I mean you see it all around. Maybe it’s just coincidence, maybe it's the moon, ya know? That’s what the album title really means. There seems to be a great divide with people, places, and hearts these days not a lot of cohesion."
The Northern Coast’s sound is inspired by personal tales of dreams, lust, and loss set to the backdrop of the harsh Canadian climate. Since the formation of the group in 2016, they have played a number of shows across Canada including appearances at: NXNE in Toronto, BIG Winter Classic, and Circle Calgary. After releasing their debut EP Revelry in 2017, the band supported Canadian heavyweights The Rural Alberta Advantage for two sold out shows in Vancouver and Calgary, and opened for LA rockers Mt. Joy in Calgary.
The Great Divide will be available on Spotify, Apple Music/iTunes and other digital retailers and streaming services on March 22nd. For more information and the most up to date tour schedule, please visit: thenortherncoastband.com
THE NORTHERN COAST >> UPCOMING TOUR DATES
March 22 - Calgary, AB - Broken City (Album Release Show)
March 27 - Nanaimo, BC - The Cambie
March 28 - Victoria, BC - Logan's Pub
March 30 - Kelowna, BC - Fernando's Pub
April 4 - Saskatoon, SK - The Black Cat
April 5 - Regina, SK - O'Hanlon's
THE NORTHERN COAST - THE GREAT DIVIDE TRACKLISTING
RELEASE DATE: MARCH 22nd, 2019 (Independent)
01. Muscle and Bone
02. White Mass
06. Out of Sight
07. Sun Chaser
08. Solo Ride
THE NORTHERN COAST IS:
Arron Crook, lead vocalist // Hunter Hansen, guitar // Jordan Potekal, bass // Layne Baechler, guitar