January 20th, 2014
Northern American release their debut single ‘Wander’ on Heist Or Hit Records.
Hailing from Los Angeles, California, brand new indie quartet Northern American describe their music as a picture of the city they live in; “From The Doors to Tupac, we are inspired by the same sunset, Los Angeles; the place that was and always will be.”
As their guileless namesake suggests they don’t have to branch far afield for their wealth of influences. Borrowing elements from peers within the City of Angels – from classics such as The Doors and The Byrds to contemporaries such as Local Natives, Autolux and Letting Up Despite Great Faults – they allow for a glimmering, sun kissed wash of sound to characterise their melodies. An ability to cross state borders is clear too, with a rootless yet methodical exploration in song writing and lucid skill with instrumentation they can clearly join the modern ranks among stateside indie’s finest.
In a pioneering and demonstrative fashion this single displays two tantalizing tracks across both sides. A-Side ‘Wander’ opens with a bass line as smooth as you like, cushioned by additionally satisfying, shimmering, sonic delight. Unshadowed by its predecessor, B-Side ‘Record Forever’ makes itself instantly memorable with lush soundscapes and unpredictable percussion breaks.
These initial tracks were recorded last year as part of 4 track lay down, mixed by Norm Block, formerly of Plexi and now with Sweethead (a devolution of QOTSA and their current main tour support). The tracks were released in L.A. and gained a remarkable response from influential local blogs as well as radio stations, sold-out shows at Silverlake Lounge as well as local festivals.
January 17th, 2014
We’re delighted to announce that High Hazels will be heading out on their first UK tour this Spring. They will be supporting The Crookes on all of their UK dates.
December 17th, 2013
Last year, influential music blog Analogue Spheres introduced a series of interviews titled Other Spheres, with the brilliant Cascine in their first edition. Today, they finally present their second feature, this time with Heist Or Hit Records. Find out everything about Heist or Hit in an interview with the label’s founder, Mick.
December 11th, 2013
Planet Notion have revealed the debut single by LA-based 4-piece, Northern American. ‘Wander’ will be released via Heist Or Hit Records on Monday 20th January, but you can stream the single now by following the link below.
“When Californian four-piece Northern American chose to name their debut EP Happiness Hungover earlier this year, it revealed a great deal about the lush, evocative indie that the quartet produce. With nods to the breezy pop-tinged brilliance of their LA peers Local Natives, the downplayed dramatics of US stalwarts The National and the dream-like textural soundplay of their Heist or Hit labelmates Simian Ghost, the band’s output to date trades in that distinctly post-midday optimism that comes with leaving one’s hangover behind and discovering the day anew.”
December 11th, 2013
I Am Oak have revealed the first song from upcoming album ‘Ols Songd‘. You can listen to the song, ‘Kites in the Canopy‘, below! This is the first new material to be released by the Dutch band since 2012′s ‘Nowhere Or Tammensaari’.
‘Ols Songd’ will be released in the UK and Ireland via Heist Or Hit Records on February 17th 2014