Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Friday, November 13, 2020
Sessions for the new album began before last year's "Careful With Your Magic" album was even released, with sole proprietor of the Blinker the Star trademark, Jordon Zadorozny, continuing sessions where they left off."I operate mainly as a one person band in the studio at this point, bringing in friends to add colour and texture on certain tracks, but for the most part I start and end things alone. My residence is also my recording studio, so when in-person recording jobs began to fall off last spring, there wasn't much stopping me from finishing this new batch of songs off fairly quickly".
When not recording material for Blinker the Star albums, Jordon works as a producer, engineer, and mixer from his Skylark Park Studio in Pembroke, Ontario, having worked on sessions with Courtney Love, Chris Cornell, Sam Roberts, Ken Andrews of Failure and Mandy Moore among others.
"Juvenile Universe" starts heavy and ends wistful with ornamental contributions from the Posies' Ken Stringfellow, Tool and Ministry's Paul D'Amour, longtime collaborators Bob Wilcox and Filippo Gaetani, Sloan's Gregory Macdonald and others finding their way into the mix.
"Because the scent of my last album was still fresh in the air, I had been thinking of this album as sort of a continuation of the last one, but when I played it for friends, they all thought it was definitely a step forward. So I'm not sure if it's the beginning or the end of something."
The new album "Juvenile Universe" arrives on November 20th, featuring the advance single "Terror of the heart".
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Generally speaking, the formula for bands has remained the same. A group of individuals gets together, writes songs and records a single, EP or an album. These parameters require the group to physically get together, write, record and tour. What if there was a different approach? Is a different approach even possible? Some might say never….
North of Never is taking an unorthodox approach and challenging the impossible. The group consists of Michael Johnson (vocalist/songwriter), Mike O’Campo (guitarist/songwriter), and Erik Seime (guitarist/songwriter). What’s different about this formula you might ask? All 3 members are in different time zones. Johnson hails from California, O’Campo calls Texas home, and Seime resides in West Virginia.
They are not limited to shining in the music world, but are also opinion leaders, and have been involved in campaigns for LGBTQI inclusion and animal rights. The impetus of their music is a perfect reflection of their desire to express themselves and share their unique worldview.