NORTHERN AMERICAN performs the song "ELYSIAN" for BalconyTV.
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PRESENTED BY RACHEL KORMAN
On paper Northern American should be Los Angeles’ most glamorous new band. This is a group whose first live outing saw them providing the soundtrack whilst models paraded up and down the catwalk of a local fashion show. Step outside the band’s studio and you’ll find yourself on the set of Rush Hour or any other number of Hollywood blockbusters. And you don’t need to listen too hard to feel the sun warming the back of your neck, urging you to reach for your shades. Yet if there’s one thing Heist Or Hit’s newest signings will prove it’s that not everything is black or white.
Northern American’s concerns may not lie with Tinseltown but Los Angeles is buried deep within their 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, to take this band away from their home would be like extracting an essential organ. Shot through shimmering sun-kissed melodies of reverb-laden guitar, the band’s lyrics have been set within the city landscape ever since Nate first met Shane Alch (keys) at high school; two 15-year-old guys who simply dressed the same and found common ground over their love of music.
Quite rightly, Northern American have been biding their time. Whilst current west coast darlings Deap Valley, Fidlar, and Wavves revel in the raw noise of their home-taped, lo-fi approach, this is a band who have unwittingly marked out their own territory – still capturing that feeling of youthful exuberance but under their own terms. Riding high on intuition, this is a band who, by their very nature take things as they come.
CREDITS / SPONSORS
Producer/Talent Booker: Cindi Avnet
Talent Booker: Leah Hobbs
Production Assistant: Lydia Reed
Videographer: Travis Keaster
Recorded/Mixed By: Jeff Bates
Photography By: Tamarind Free Jones
Production Assistant: Chloe Robinson
Location: Home of Manu Laude
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