Great Northern (Solon Bixler, Rachel Stolte) released their atmospheric and melodic debut album, ‘Trading Twilight For Daylight’ in 2007. With its catchy hooks, lush keys and breathy vocals, it was received warmly and created a solid buzz - the band’s music was also featured in commercials, and played on an A-list of radio stations, including KDLD, KCRW, KNRK, WEQK, WWCD, KEXP and Indie 103, plus FM giant KROQ and a host of others. They were also featured in ‘Best Of 2007’ lists from Filter, Under The Radar, KCRW and Live 105.
Their new album, ‘Remind Me Where the Light Is’, is the work of a more seasoned group, one that has been on the road for months (touring with the likes of Silversun Pickups, Cold War Kids, Ladytron, Spoon and Fiery Furnaces) missed home, seen the world, and returned, not entirely prepared to sit still and write. It became very clear to them that they were going to do things a little differently this time.
Great Northern take bigger chances on this album; "We are content to be learning as we go," Stolte says, "trying to overcome the fear of changing ourselves, constantly redefining ourselves as artists, and never creating the same thing twice. We hope the people who hear our music will relate to this next chapter of our lives."
Given the ease with which Bixler and Stolte foster an immediate intimacy with their audience, listeners new and old are certain to not only relate to them, but to join in on the journey from the darkness, back to the light.