Today we’d like to introduce you to NYC-based band North Highlands, who will be opening for Pearl and the Beard at their “Prodigal Daughter” Single Release Show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on February 16th (Lacrymosa kicks off the evening). The upbeat sextet have been making music together since their days at NYU. They released their debut LP, Wild One, at the end of last year, and you can listen to the first single, “Benefits,” above. Stereogum says “‘Benefits’…sounds like the work of a band in the throes of songwriting maturation: the verse’s lilt cedes to a dance-rock break, the guitars buried in the mix but arpeggiating around singer Brenda Melvi’s sweetly intoned “Take what you want”s in a way that might recall a gentler Metric.”
North Highlands and Lacrymosa opening for Pearl and the Beard
Tomorrow: we give you the lowdown on Lacrymosa.