Jan 2013

Band Of The Week: Northern Lands

Formed in the summer of 2011 as a backing band for singer Josh Cournoyer’s appearance at the WBRU Summer Concert Series, Northern Lands has since evolved into a full fledged rock and roll collaborative with Aaron Jaehnig (bass), Peter Hayden (lead guitar), and Joshua Wallace (drums) rounding out the lineup.  In the past year they’ve  played shows at New York’s Bowery Electric, TT The Bear’s Place,The Middle East in Cambridge, Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel sharing the stage with acts such as Kevin Devine and The Goddamn Band, Chris Conley (Saves The Day), I Am The Avalanche, Turf War, and Joe Fletcher & The Wrong Reasons.  Northern Lands are currently finishing up vocal tracking for their debut full length album, He Took A Dive at the Parlour (a studio that Sub Pop’s Six Finger Satellite built in the 90’s) with producer Dan Sawyer (B. Dolan, Prayers For Atheists, Ask The Dead).  Joining the band for guest spots on the album are Roz Raskin (The Ricecakes) and Mike Samos (Tallahassee). The record is slated for an April release, you can find updates, videos, and photos from the recording process on their Facebook page facebook.com/notjoshuamusic.

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Tune in to 95.5 WBRU Thursday 1/10 at 9pm to hear a live performance and interview with the Northern Lands.

Friday January 11th they’ll be returning to the Met headlining a low dough show with: The Tower and The Fool, Cactus Attack, Ask The Dead $5 (www.themetri.com for tickets and details).