March 12, 2014

North by North: Something Wicked

North by North are an ambitious rock trio from Chicago. Not many bands hit the scene with a 2LP. Something Wicked is a dark album, paying tribute to left field sci-fi author Ray Bradbury, a personal favorite of lead singer Nate Girard. In his books Bradbury mixes fear and humor, but the former prevails in this sprawling batch of songs. It is a maze of towering psychedelic guitar solos, heavy-handed drums and the occasional ray of light supplied by the keyboards.

It's a bleak picture of a dystopic society, with unruly creature as an added bonus. Plenty of literary references to satisfy your inner intellectual. Recommended if you like the Queens of the Stone Age and Smashing Pumpkins.

North by North:
Nate Girard: guitar, vocals, art
Kendra Blank: keys
Dylan Andrews: drums

 North by North: Something Wicked

Something Wicked is a self-released album. Buy it (2LP mint green vinyl, digital) from the band's website.

  1. Run
  2. Burn it Down
  3. Her Name Was Vengeance
  4. Catacombs
  5. Blood & Glitter
  6. Venomous Kid
  7. Creature Comforts
  8. Hex. X. O.
  9. Animals On The Run
  10. Is This A Dream?
  11. The Matisse Eye
  12. Marshall Hawthorne
  13. Soft Soul
  14. Pitter Patter
  15. Something Wicked
  16. Parts & Labor
  17. Eye Of The Storm
  18. The Terror

Live dates:
  • 03/29 Township Chicago, IL
  • 05/03 Chicago International Movies and Music Fest, Chicago, IL

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