What would you ask Tucson-based North if you had the chance? Well, our first question would be: why name the band North when you’re from the Southwest? Seems a little geographically confusing. Where’s North from, you ask? The Southwest. Eh?! A more apropos moniker would be, well, Southwest. Then, North’s fans would always know where their favorite band is from at all times without having to pull the old Whatchamacallit skit from early ’80s television commercials.
All nonsense aside, North’s new album, The Great Silence, is a bonafide rager. Maybe a slow motion-ish rager, but a collection of songs that make me, you, and the person standing next to you at the bus stop stare at the sky in pure “Woah, dude…” ponderment*. They got the “universe is heavy” quotient married to the “what are we doing here?” question formula down like they got Ph.D.s from Harvard’s (or Oxford if you’re from that other country) School of Philosophy & Other Expensive Shit.
So, yes, you heard North’s new moon beams here. Of course, you did. It’s the Deciblog!
* Yes, “ponderment” is a made-up word for purposes of this bloggo.
** North’s new album, The Great Silence, is out August 28th, 2012 on Cavity Records. It’s available for pre-order HERE. Get all three colors (limited, natch) for $ 50, and feel like you’re stacking the proverbial deck for your future kid’s college fund. Either that or steal someone’s ISIS Sawblade EP.