Even as we speak, sonic powerhouse Great Northern are hard at work in the studio, putting the final touches on the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2007 Trading Twilight for Daylight, released on "cool guy LA indie label" Eenie Meenie Records. Produced by Michael Patterson (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Beck, Ladytron, Puff Daddy ) and Nick Jodoin, and mixed by Patterson, the new album will wrap recording by middle of November, with release slated for April 2009.
All songs on the upcoming set were written and performed by Great Northern. "For this record we’ve felt a bit like a changed band," says singer-keyboardist Rachel Stolte. "Theres more darkness, and more urgency. On this record we try to express everything thats been accumulating through our time on tour and through our life experiences since the first one came out."
Great Northern did full North American tours four times during the last record cycle for Trading Twilight for Daylight, including a trek with the Gutter Twins. Trading Twilight for Daylight’s 2007 Album of the Year lists include Live 105; Aaron Axelsen’s Top 10 #1, KCRW ; Nic Harcourts Top 10 #7, FILTER magazine #9, and Under the Radar #10.
Co-founder Solon Bixler warns that the new album will not lack intensity, and will most decidedly differ from the band’s first. "And," he says, "We hope the next will be different from this. We are constantly inspired by the evolution of the world and the art that surrounds it. It would be impossible to stay the same."