Northern Bells Artist Biography

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Name: Northern Bells
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Published/Updated: 10 May 2013, 23:26

Biography: Northern Bells is a five piece indie-rock outfit hailing from Brooklyn via Ohio, Portland, and Maryland. A reincarnation of the fledgling post-punk collective In Cadeo, Northern Bells is a prevailing variation of autumnal indie pop & Americana, not unlike contemporaries Interpol, The National, Arcade Fire, and The Anniversary.

Comprised of members of past, present, and future Brooklyn/NYC bands (Oberhofer, The Hold Steady, Demander, The Spies), their sound fuses elements of poppy rock, modern grunge, and lo-fi sensibilities with addictive melodies that often build to epic crescendos.

The assured baritone lyricism and smart songwriting skillfully alternates between brooding and anthemic to create a decidedly intimate listening experience.

Northern Bells' debut full-length record "Keep it in the Dark" [co-produced by Girls Against Boys' Eli Janney (The Soft Pack, Ryan Adams, Wilco)] hits the streets at the end of 2012. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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