Sunday, January 1, 2017
Song Of The Week: 1/1/17
Song: "Swan Song"
Artist: North Lincoln
Album: "Final Recordings" EP
Place Of Origin: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Years Active: 1999 - 2010
WHAT I THINK THE SONG IS ABOUT:
"Swan Song" is the last song that North Lincoln ever finished writing. According to the band, the song is about the band being in the process of breaking up or knowing that they needed to.
NORTH LINCOLN DISCOGRAPHY (Full length albums only):
2000 - North Lincoln (Offsite Records)
2004 - Truth Is A Menace (No Idea Records)
2009 - Midwestern Blood (No Idea Records)
CURRENT STATUS OF NORTH LINCOLN:
North Lincoln is a band from Grand Rapids, Michigan that got it's start back in 1999. All the members were in high school when the band started. The trio's self-titled debut album came out in 2000 through Offsite Records. The band's sound caught the ear of well known punk label No Idea Records whom the band would share a relationship with for the rest of their career. In 2004, the band's first album through No Idea was released called "Truth Is A Menace" and five years later, the band dropped their last full length studio album together, "Midwestern Blood". The band also sprinkled in a few EP's, split singles and 7" singles around their three major releases. The long time between releases was mostly due to all of the bandmembers being active in other bands as well as North Lincoln. One year after the release of "Midwestern Blood", North Lincoln decided to call it quits as a band. They played their last official show on January 16, 2010 at Mulligan's Pub in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The band recorded this show and put it up for sale on it's bandcamp page in 2012, in what would be the final recording that the band would release. You can clearly tell that North Lincoln is a band that is highly influenced by the band Hot Water Music. Gritty vocals, melodic songs but with a heavy feel to them. North Lincoln became a pretty big deal in their home state and surrounding midwest areas. If you enjoy bands like The Tim Version, Samiam, The Arrivals, A Death In The Family and obviously Hot Water Music, then you should definitely check out North Lincoln. A very solid gritty punk band! It's a shame they couldn't keep it together to provide us fans with more solid music!
TEN NORTH LINCOLN SONGS YOU SHOULD CHECK OUT:
1. Bridge Jumpers
2. Truth Is A Menace
3. This Is Gonna Hurt
6. Sick Of Sorrys
7. In Your Hands
8. Weight Of The World
10. Swan Song