Philly’s Favorite Instrumental Band, North End, Drops EP ‘Halted’ on March 31

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North End, one of Philadelphia’s favorite math rock-indie bands will release its new EP, Halted, on March 31.

The title track was released in February to all digital stores via Better Looking Records (The Jealous Sound, Tristeza, The Good Life). Listen to it here.

North End has been performing around the East Coast and recording its dynamic sound since 2011.

The band strives to push the boundaries of post-rock instrumental music with a heavy emphasis on the complicated melodic and rhythmic phrasing of indie math rock pioneers such as Slint, Polvo and Don Cabellero. North End finds its influences in the underground post-rock scene with contemporaries such as Enemies, And So I Watch You From Afar or Via Luna.

The Halted EP was recorded at Akdar Studios in Reading, Pennsylvania. North End used Anup Sastry for mixing and mastering.  North End wanted Anup to take an aggressive and drum-forward approach with Halted, staying true to the band’s roots. The photography from Ian Detwiler and the album art from Rishi Neal Arora (Signal Hill) reflects the world during the time Halted was written, creating a remote but hopeful atmosphere. Halted is dedicated to Kevin’s mother, Peg Burk.

Halted will be streaming across all digital platforms through Better Looking Records, with limited edition clear one sided 12” vinyl and CDs available through Somewhere Cold Records. Pre-order it here.

Following the release and distribution of Halted, North End plan to play shows in the northeast U.S.

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