Published Feb 26, 2010If you're a Canadian who listened to post-hardcore or math rock in the late '90s and early '00s, Halifax quartet North of America were probably one of your favourite bands ever. The band left behind six full-lengths and a legacy of incredible live shows. Now, not only will North of America return for two shows this weekend, but they've also released some never-heard goodies on a new cassette.
North of America's first 2010 reunion show is taking place tonight (February 26) at the Silver Dollar in Toronto with Germans and Boars. Then, on Saturday (February 27) in Montreal, the band will take the stage at Il Motore as part of the Blue Skies Turn Black tenth anniversary celebrations.
Better yet, fans who attend either of those shows will be treated to a brand new cassette tape of North of America tracks. Called simply 12345678, the release compiles eight songs from the band, including unreleased and never-heard material along with songs that were previously only available on compilations.
12345678 has just been released by Alberta's BART Records. It will be available at both shows, and can also be ordered directly from the label.