Tag Archives: The North Country

The North Country – Island

This weekend the Andrew Grossman fronted band The North Country celebrates the release of their long-simmering third album In Defense Of Cosmic Altruism with an audio-visual experience at St. Stephen’s Church on Saturday night September 30th. Earlier this year NoCo crowdfunded a similar show they called The Garden, and at the direction of their longtime manager Hersch Herschel they brought in legendary music video director Sphinx to film the band performing the psychedelic-tinged 70s soft rock song “Island”. Expect a heavy dose of black light neon beauty and lasers by Zak Forrest to compliment Grossman’s thoughtful songwriting.

If you remember, Hersch Herschel didn’t think highly of NoCo’s last music video. Let’s check in to see his reaction to Sphinx’s creation.


Podcast for August 23rd, 2017

Tony and Paul are back in the game with a look at upcoming #DCmusic pre-orders with the theme Looking Forward!

Flex Mathews – Never Change [Hi I’m Flex Mathews]
The North Country – E-Meditation (Forever, Forever) [In Defense Of Cosmic Altruism]
Chain & The Gang – Rome [Experimental Music]
The Effects – Back and Forth [Eyes To The Light]
Phil Adé – No Fear feat. Tate Kobang & Saba Abraha [single]
Sam Cooper & The Sleepwalkers – Monster Heart [charity single]

Right-click to Download

Or listen in SoundCloud:

Subscribe to the Hometown Sounds podcast in Apple Podcasts, Overcast, TuneIn or your favorite podcast app! (and tell a friend too!)

Tagged , , , , ,

The North Country – E-Meditation (Forever, Forever)

Andrew Grossman’s ever-evolving pop ensemble The North Country gears up for its third full length album release with a lyric video for the first single “E-Meditation (Forever, Forever)”. If you’re of a certain age (ahem), you probably remember seeing the original 1977 film in this video in school or perhaps at the Air & Space Museum downtown. It’s called Powers of Ten and it’s surprisingly created by Charles & Ray Eames, most famous for the iconic mid-century modern Eames Lounge Chair that’s included in the MOMA’s permanent collection. The film’s 70s “out there” (literally) style is a natural fit for E-Meditation’s repeated lyrics: “I feel the infinite touch / I see the unending everything / I taste the infinite taste / I hear the sweetest melody”. Pre-order In Defense of Cosmic Altruism and get this single in your hot little hands now before it drops on September 29th.

However, not all are happy with how this video turned out. See Grossman’s strategy meeting with long time manager Hersch Herschel below.


Top 3 Videos of 2015 #1: The North Country – The Cross We Bear

Andrew Grossman’s band The North Country released their sophomore album There Is Nothing To Fear in April and boldly challenged the DC music scene to really step up their game. The album expands on the initial folk-rock style with sonic excursions that show Grossman isn’t just one of the best frontmen in DC, but has the songcraft chops to match. The bar is set high with the first song, the catchy and accessible “The Cross We Bear”, and well-known local director Nigel Lyons’s video matches the song perfectly. Cameos from BRNDA’s Leah Gage, the Church Night crew and members of The North Country are fun easter eggs, as is the bookend scene referencing Grossman’s home and DCDIT house venue, Bathtub Republic. It’s ambitious videos like this that tell a story, convey a meaningful message and compliment the music so well that win the year and make doing this job of bringing you the latest and best in DC music worth it. See you in 2016 for more amazing songs, videos and shows!


The North Country – The Cross We Bear video

Guys. You guys. Stop. Mute the conference call. Take a smoke break. Today’s music video can’t be missed!

Yesterday Andrew Grossman’s acoustic rock ensemble The North Country premiered the music video for the debut single “The Cross We Bear” from their upcoming album There is Nothing to Fear, dropping April 20. We played the single on this episode of the Hometown Sounds podcast a few weeks ago, but the video from DC’s favorite video director Nigel Lyons, along with TNC’s Grossman and Shaun Dubick, takes this to a higher level. Featuring cameos from BRNDA’s Leah Gage, the Church Night crew and others, the video opens & closes at DIT house venue Bathtub Republic (totally coincidentally where Grossman lives). This heartwarming fable of a downtrodden office worker is another great example of DC’s creative community working (doing it) together, making DC a top notch music town. Don’t miss TNC’s next hometown show on Thursday February 26th at the GWU Marvin Center with Stranger in the Alps and Laughing Man, presented by WRGW. Damn, what a lineup!


The North Country – Sharing Our Alone video

The North Country bring an understated twang sensibility to indie rock in a way that’s refreshing and fun. Lead singer Andrew Grossman and bandmates have built on the success of last fall’s debut album You Can Never Go Home Again with many shows (including ours!) and now a brand new single, Sharing Our Alone. This Saturday night the talented gents celebrate with a Black Cat Mainstage show alongside headliners Spirit Animal and a new project from Paperhaus’s John Di Lascio called Johnny Fantastic. You want to hear this new single already? Here’s the music video!


The North Country – It’s Done video

Psychedelic folk rock band The North Country celebrates the release of their debut album You Can Never Go Home Again this Saturday night at the Black Cat. The fantastic all-local bill includes SweetBread Jim’s and The Sea Life, also releasing their debut full length album at the show. Today’s music video of the day, for the song It’s Done, was filmed at house venue Paperhaus back in June, so if you were there, you might be in this video!

North Country flyer