Northern Arms - Northern Arms (album stream) (Premiere)

[10 June 2014]

By PopMatters Staff

There’s an expansive quality to Northern Arms’ patient compositions, with the Philly group’s mid-tempo rock working as a foundation for layers of swaying horns and other lush orchestrated touches. In general, the scale and moods of their self-titled debut recall the National, but on the album’s most intriguing moments, Northern Arms imagine what the Afghan Whigs might’ve been like as a chamber-pop band. Premiering on PopMatters, Northern Arms is out 17 June via the BITBY Recording Co.

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