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North Elementary


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Alternative pop

Status:

Most recent release, Honcho Poncho (2014)

See also:

North Elementary's site

North Elementary's Bandcamp site

Comparisons:

Delgados, Mercury Rev

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

They are a striking and accomplished band. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

Recommended first album:

Lose Your Favorite Things is the first we've heard

Recordings:

  • Out of Phase (2002)
  • Lose Your Favorite Things (2004)
  • Weeble Wobble Sound Series #1
  • Weeble Wobble Sound Series #2
  • Weeble Wobble Sound Series #3
  • Berandals (2007)
  • Lovesday Dead Down: Remixed EP (remixes, 2007)
  • Not for Everyone Just for You (2009)
  • Southern Rescue Trails (2010)
  • Soft Couch Tremolo (EP, 2012)
  • Honcho Poncho (2014)

Lose Your Favorite Things

Release info:

2004—Sit-N-Spin Records—SSR 021

Availability:

See website for availability

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

John Harrison
J.W. Jaquiss
Mararet White
C. Smoak
Chris Bowman
T. Stone

Produced by:

C. Smoak and John Harrison

Comments:

North Elementary make atmospheric indie pop that sometimes recalls Scottish band Delgados and sometimes Mercury Rev.
     With "Lazy, Daisy" things get "Heartbreakin' in Machine" is pretty but still edgy and has some unusual shifts in pace. "Chemicals" is lovely but slightly scary in its subject matter (addiction breaking up a couple). Margaret White's haunted co-lead vocals bring out the sadness fully. The title track is energetic and epic. This is a great record in all. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

Further info

North Elementary contributes the songs "Golden Tigers" and "Contact High" to the compilation Let's Do Art and Be Best Friends (2010).


Thanks to Anna Maria Stjärnell for work on this entry.

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