If you happen to be Canadian, April 19th will be a lucky day for you. That’s when A Northern Chorus releases their new album, Bitter Hands Resign, their followup to 2003’s lovely Spirit Flags. Those of us who are Yanks will have to wait until May 3. Until then, Sonic Unyon is streaming the album for free from their website.
I’m listening to it right now, and it’s more of the same. In other words, heartbreaking vocals, layers of guitar, gorgeous string arrangements, and plenty of sad melodies. As Sonic Unyon puts it, this isn’t just another band releasing another album, this is a young band turning the page and finding themselves and delivering a solid effort that will go down as one of the best of its kind.
The mini-site also includes information about a 2-month tour through Canada and the northeastern U.S. (sigh… they’re going to Toledo but not Omaha) as well as a downloadable MP3 from the album.