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the north wind

The Deli Portland Presents... 2.8

The Deli Portland has cooked up something special for you this Friday night at the fantastic Mt. Tabor Theater. The Lower 48 will be rocking the concert hall with their captivating harmonies and vintage tones alongside the progressive indie rock compositions of Eidolons, and Bike Thief’s moving post-folk anthems. In the Lounge, The North Wind will be putting on a performance of epic proportions supported by Soft Shadows’ hypnotic brand of shoegaze and the enchanting dream-pop of Appendixes. The show starts at 9pm sharp, come on out and experience some of the most delicious music that Portland has to offer.

The North Wind Release "Mirror Lake" EP at The Know 10.25

 Earnest and tightly-wound guitar that weaves between lighthearted post-rock and nuanced prog-grunge, The North Wind's guitar work on Mirror Lake is showcased like a snake winding across wet rock with it's tongue flickering, no tail in sight. These songs never fall into the self-indulgent swells of delay-drenched drama that characterize their contemporaries; the pedal board is reigned in, and these songs move forward to a melodic closure that is equally rewarding and provocative. The atmospheric calm gives way to calamities of distorted chord progressions layered with shattered crystals of clear-to -the bottom counter melodies. The North Wind's rhythms keep the purposefully-meandering chords in a tight framework, and threaten to take the songs to ever-greater heights. Simultaneously blissful and workman-like in its guitar craft, this EP rewards multiple listens and attention to its delicate movement and syrup-thick moments like the impressive closing track "She Said." - Stephen Shoup

October 25th at The Know with 1939 Ensemble


The North Wind to release new EP 'Mirror Lake'

People often criticize the post-rock genre for being overly emotional and too simple compositionally; I would have these critics turn their ears to The North Wind. The instrumental quatuor creates energetic and musically complex songs that still maintain a certain pop appeal that many other bands in the genre lack. Rather than being moody or overdramatic their music is fun and will have you dancing at their show instead of swaying in place and zoning out. The North Wind will release their latest EP, Mirror Lake, on September 1st but you can preview it through five tracks available on Bandcamp right now. Stay tuned for info on a release show, which should be announced in the coming weeks. -Benjamin Toledo


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