The North Premiere Single, “Tradewinds” – Free Download


Virginia-based post-melodic hardcore band, The North, have partnered up with PureVolume for an exclusive free download of their “Tradewinds” single. The Chris Baldwin (The Process Recording) produced track is off the bands debut EP, Tradewinds, which dropped on March 27th.  Snag your free download of The North’s “Tradewinds” below.



“‘Because of every mistake we made, I’m now the man you see today’ can sum up the single and title-track ‘Tradewinds,'” the band divulges. “The song takes you through the emotional roller coaster of betrayal, hatred, sorrow and the ability to move forward in the end with the support of those around you. It’s about accepting all the mistakes made in one relationship so you can move forward in another.  The theme is justification, acceptance and forward progression.” – The North


Watch “Upon Waking Up” Music Video:

(track features guest vocals from Jerry Roush of Glass Cloud)


About The North:

The North is a post-melodic hardcore band centered in Virginia Beach, VA but has roots planted all over the country. Forming in late 2012, the quintet is comprised of Justin Pyles (vocals), Dan Interrante (bass/vocals/samples), Noel “Napoleon” Brown (rhythm guitar/ vocals), Mike Christensen (drums), and Robby Latalladi (lead guitar). Members hail from Massachusetts, Illinois, California, Ohio, and Virginia allowing The North to capture the essential sounds of their hometowns and put together a montage of influence. With this approach, they were able to cultivate a versatile sound that can please nearly every musical palate.

During the writing and recording of their debut EP, ‘Tradewinds’, The North became more than just another band. Over the past year they have all experienced a multitude of personal issues, both collectively and individually, that transformed these five friends into a family. Through all the strife, this band has managed to come out stronger and more resilient than ever. The bands musical inspiration comes from going through these real experiences, good and bad. Their lyrics and lifestyle showcase true compassion and through their music, they ask people to question and define themselves. Who are you? Where do you want to be?

In their short time together The North has garnered a loyal following and impressive career accolades, sharing the stage with noteworthy acts such as Norma Jean, La Dispute, Touche Amore, Underoath, Comeback Kid, and many more. They even tapped Jerry Roush (Glass Cloud, ex-Of Mice & Men) for guest vocals on their first single, “Upon Waking Up”. The North’s debut EP, ‘Tradewinds’, was produced and mixed by Chris Baldwin (The Process Recording) and is set to drop March 27, 2014.


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