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Free First Friday feat. Northern National and Night Traveler
February 1, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Alternative Band Northern National released their debut EP, The New Age, in the fall of 2016 and have never looked back. The Dallas, TX based 4 piece has toured with acts such as Blue October, The Unlikely Candidates and The Band Camino and shared the stage with more. The New Age features 5 indie-rock gems, including their debut single, Love is Fire, and their heartfelt love song Dallas which caught the attention of Spotify.
Love is Fire was featured on Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlist and charted on Spotify’s Viral 50 worldwide. Music curators such as Topsify, Filtr, and even Coca-Cola, have also featured the song on their playlists. Since the release of The New Age, Northern National’s songs have been streamed over 1.8 million times and counting. You might have even heard them while watching TBS or MTV.
Fresh off of their tour with Blue October, Northern National partnered with producer Dwight Baker (Missio) in Austin, TX. Together they crafted their second EP titled D.A.R.K. which released in June of 2018.
Their single Slow Down might be their most radio friendly song to date. It’s been featured on New Noise & Alternative Generation and is climbing in streams daily. Opening with a chorus of “Woahs” and a foot stomping beat that’s sure to get stuck in your head, you will be singing along before the first verse even starts. If there is a band to watch in 2018, Northern National is at the top of that list.
WHILE RETURNING FROM KANSAS CITY, ADAM AND HUNTER BEGAN TALKING ABOUT CREATING A NEW SOUND WITH “TIMELESS” ELEMENTS. LISTENING TO MUSIC OF INSPIRATION, THEY DISCUSSED WHAT IT WOULD LOOK LIKE TO RE-BRAND THEMSELVES. AT THE TIME, BOTH SINGERS HAD THEIR OWN BAND AND WERE HELPING EACH OTHER OUT BY TRAVELING TOGETHER ON RADIO TOURS. EFFORTLESSLY, THEY CAME ACROSS THIS SOUND THEY DESCRIBE AS “GHOSTY”.
THE SOUND IS CHARGED BY A COMBINATION OF POCKET GROOVES, ELECTRONIC SYNTHS AND ELECTRIC GUITAR. (80’S/STRANGER THINGS) ACCOMPANIED BY HAUNTING VOCALS CONVEYING EMOTION. THE SOUND CONTINUED TO DEVELOP AS THEY BEGAN WRITING TOGETHER. AFTER COMPLETING 1984, THE TWO REALIZED THEY HAD SOMETHING SPECIAL AND DECIDED TO DROP WHAT THEY WERE DOING TO PURSUE IT.
FEBRUARY 1ST OF 2018, NIGHT TRAVELER WAS BORN.
“OUR VISION FOR NIGHT TRAVELER IS TO CREATE TIMELESS MUSIC THAT PEOPLE OF ALL AGES AND BACKGROUNDS CAN COME TOGETHER AND ENJOY. WE WANT OUR REAL PERSONALITIES TO SHINE AS WE ENGAGE WITH THE AUDIENCES IN EACH SHOW WE PERFORM. WHO WE ARE IS IMPORTANT TO US. WE’RE GOOFY, WE’RE REAL, WE EXPRESS STRONG EMOTIONS AND FEELING THROUGH OUR MUSIC AND WE HOPE THAT OUR LISTENERS CAN RELATE TO OUR SOUND. WE WELCOME VULNERABILITY AND HOPE THAT OUR MUSIC CAN IMPACT EACH PERSON WHO LISTENS.
WE ARE NIGHT TRAVELER.”
WE ARE NIGHT TRAVELER.”