Northcote releases new LP on Black Box Recordings: Download of the Week

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Ex-Regina singer/songwriter drops self-titled record

Northcote, the moniker of singer/songwriter Matt Goud, is about to drop his second LP on Black Box Recordings.

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Goud previously put in time in the Regina hardcore band Means, who broke up in 2008. He is now based out of Victoria.

And on his latest record, Goud harnesses his inner Springstreen – expect plenty of heartfelt vocal crescendos and anthemic fist-pumping.

On lead single “How Can You Turn Around” Goud manages to combine bro-rock whoa-oh-ohs and make them sound positively jubilant.

The punks, hopefully, should still dig it. But with this album, Goud sounds like he would be just at home in front of a folk festival audience.

Northcote will be launching a summer tour this May, with several stops in Saskatchewan, including a slot at the Regina Folk Festival.

Northcote Tour Dates:

May 25 – Victoria, BC @ Lucky Bar
May 29 – Kamloops, BC @ The Dirty Jersey
May 30 – Jasper, AB @ The Legion
May 31 – Edmonton, AB @ Wunderbar
June 1 – Saskatoon, SK @ Amigo’s
June 2 – Regina, SK @ The Exchange
June 5 – Montreal, QC @ O Patro Vys
June 6 – Ottawa, ON @ Cafe Dekcuf
June 7 – Quebec City, QC @ L’Autre Zone
June 8 – Kingston, ON @ The Mansion
June 9 – St. Catharines, ON @ TBA
June 10 – Hamilton, ON @ The Casbah
June 11 – London, ON @ Call The Office
June 12 – Windsor, ON @ Phog Lounge
June 13 – Guelph, ON @ E Bar
June 14 – Toronto, ON @ TBA
June 15 – Toronto, ON @ TBA
June 16 – Sudbury, ON @ The Townehouse
June 18 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Park Theatre
June 19 – Moose Jaw, SK @ Java Express
June 20 – Calgary, AB @ Ironwood
June 21 – Kelowna, BC @ Streaming Cafe
June 22 – Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore
August 9 – Regina, SK @ Victoria Park
August 23 – Uculet, BC @ Otalith Festival