NORTHERN ARMS STREAM DEBUT LP IN ITS ENTIRETY
PERFORMING WITH SHILPA RAY:
7/10: BROOKLYN: BABY’S ALL RIGHT THIS THURSDAY
7/11: PHILADELPHIA: JOHNNY BRENDA’S FRIDAY
Following a sold-out June performance at Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia, “noir-rock” ensemble Northern Arms return with shows in Brooklyn and Philadelphia in support of their much-anticipated S/T debut LP. Available now, the record features songs produced byJeff Zeigler (War on Drugs, Kurt Vile), Brian McTear (Dr. Dog, Burning Brides), and Mike Kennedy (Matt Pond PA, BC Camplight, Lefty’s Deceiver).
Northern Arms combines a haunting atmosphere that draws comparisons to Black Heart Procession and The Handsome Family with the casual tension of Roxy Music and solo Eno. To celebrate the release, Northern Arms are streaming the record in its entirety over at Pop Matters, and have also partnered with Shilpa Ray for two shows this week in Brooklyn and Philadelphia. See below for a full list of dates.
From the irresistible noir anthem “What You’ve Got On” to the album’s closing track, the hymn-like “Flesh of Arms”, Northern Arms is a bewitching statement punctuated with grandly poetic lyrics. Employing a lush three piece horn-section, epic arrangements, evocative melodies and astounding poignancy, each song stands independently as a portrait of a time in a man’s life as the album depicts a restless narrative of loss, dissipation, remorse and redemption.
07/10 Brooklyn NY @ Baby’s All Right
07/11 Philadelphia PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
01. Warm Springs Georgia
02. Ninety and Nine
03. What You’ve Got On
04. Below the Pines
05. Let the Water Come Down
06. Build My Gallows
07. Last Horse
08. Flesh of Arms