22 8 / 2013

northighlands:

What up Day 4!? #guilfordsoundresidency

northighlands:

What up Day 4!? #guilfordsoundresidency

22 8 / 2013

northighlands:

Morning hike to the studio @jasperberg #l8tergram #guilfordsoundresidency

northighlands:

Morning hike to the studio @jasperberg #l8tergram #guilfordsoundresidency

31 7 / 2013

northighlands:

Now avail on ITunes and various areas of the World Wide Web! Northhighlandsband.com

northighlands:

Now avail on ITunes and various areas of the World Wide Web! Northhighlandsband.com

21 7 / 2013

alltomorrowmusic:

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Brooklyn five-piece Franco-pop North Highlands are gearing up their sophomore album but until then they are showing signs of studio work by releasing a 7” at the end of this month. "I’ll Do My Best" is the happy-dancing obssessivly-catchy A side of that streaming below.

16 7 / 2013

16 7 / 2013

20 6 / 2013

northighlands:

So yeah, we’ve been in hibernation mode for almost a year now, aside from a few fun shows back in February (which were totally awesome). The past few months have flown by and we’re just about ready for this amazing recording residency in August. This is where we’ll record our next album. Can’t fucking wait.

What else is new… Mike started a side project with some friends of ours, check them out! Our van, Dad, is still going strong and hopefully we’ll be able to take him out on the road some time soon. Andy is busy being the most adult member of the band by running his own screen printing business, Jasper joined a softball league, Daniel’s helping build out Q-Tip’s recording studio, and I’ve been traveling and hanging out.

Next week we’re going to jam out 11 or so songs we’ve been working on at Seaside Recording Studios in Park Slope. I wonder what the lunch options are down there…

Anyway, stay tuned for more news.


x,

Brenda

(Source: northighlands)

18 2 / 2013

Hiking 

18 2 / 2013

Chicago 

13 2 / 2013

northighlands:

First show of the year this Friday @glasslands #ihope #happyvday #newjams

northighlands:

First show of the year this Friday @glasslands #ihope #happyvday #newjams

(Source: northighlands)

01 2 / 2013

skylab:

North Highlands “Salty”

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01 2 / 2013

"and i realize
i often wear what i’m feeling"

north highlands - collarbones (via redwrenwalking)

01 2 / 2013

10youus:

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One of the first things you’ll notice when listening to North Highlands is the striking shifts in the color palette of their music: verses that linger on the grayscale spectrum, choruses that splash in bright bursts of various primary color synonyms. The Brooklyn band has mastered one of the hardest tricks in music by making non-hook segments satisfying while also giving the catchy bits substance. This ability keeps you coming back for more, especially on Wild One, one of 2011’s best records. North Highlands took a unique approach to generating their list with each member of the quintuplet contributing their own top two listens. Check out their results after the jump. As of 12/19/12 this is the TenYouUs Top 10 of North Highlands:

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09 1 / 2013

northighlands:

After 3 years, we finally got a monthly planner. And to celebrate we’re making Daniel Stewart Bandmate of the Month! I mean he gave us his sick Scenic America calendar, what a guy! Feel free to congratulate him if you see him on the street, he’ll have no idea what you’re talking about.
I can’t wait to plan this year. Happy 2013 Everybody.
Love,
Brenda

northighlands:

After 3 years, we finally got a monthly planner. And to celebrate we’re making Daniel Stewart Bandmate of the Month! I mean he gave us his sick Scenic America calendar, what a guy! Feel free to congratulate him if you see him on the street, he’ll have no idea what you’re talking about.

I can’t wait to plan this year. Happy 2013 Everybody.

Love,

Brenda

(Source: northighlands)

29 9 / 2012

wordsfromwildone:

MUSIC BY: NORTH HIGHLANDS                     WORDS BY: BRENDA MALVINI

|BRUCE|

Getting up is enough?        
All I wanna do is strip down
These clothes are too much     
Where’s my summer time?
Days are getting long again    
Crazy if we miss out.

Say Anything                   
Even if you make it up

Looks like a false start       
Feels right to be falling apart
I look to you and to me        
& we’re fine
Lazy arms                      
gonna swing wide.

Say Anything                   
Even if I don’t believe you
Say Anything

When it gets warm              
I’ll be better to you
Stuck in my head               
Stuck in my head
When it gets warm              
I’ll be better to you
It’ll Feel right Feel right               
Feel right Feel right

Say Anything                   
Waiting’s too hard on the heart
Looks like a false start       
Feels right to be falling apart
I look to you and to me        
& we’re fine
Lazy arms                
gonna hold you tight

Say Anything                 
Now that summer’s almost here
Say Anything

When it gets warm              
I’ll be better to you
Stuck in my head               
Stuck in my head
When it gets warm              
I’ll be better to you
Feels right Feels right            
Feels right Feels right

We could be so good            
The Time of all Time

When it gets warm             
I’ll be better to you.

(Listen to when you’re stuck, dance it out at the end.)

|STEADY STEADY|

We make our own time
We make our own time
It’s up to us now
It’s up to us.

We make our own time
We make our own time
It’s up to us now
It’s up to us

Moving Steady Steady
Holding Steady Steady
Not too fast now
Not too serious

Moving Steady Steady
Holding Steady Steady
Not too fast now
Not too serious

Where the real ones?
Where the real ones?

And now we’re on our own.

(Repeat, Dance, Repeat)


|CHICAGO|

You should try to sleep      
It’s my turn to drive
We are so the same           
Too excited to close our eyes

Breaking in the tall weeds   
Beneath windmill trees
Sugar water candy            
Playing our favorite cds

We don’t have to go          
Just tell me and we’ll stay here
I know it gets real cold     
But everyone’s so laid back

Give me a good word          
Give me a good word
Is this real life?
Give me a good word          
Give me a good word
Is this real life?

And why are you so still?          
Does it hurt too much to move from side to side
Are you afraid to feel?            
Does it hurt too much to give it all away?
Cause now I’m thinking of leaving  
Cause some times it’s too much
And I’m tired of trying.

(Listen to while driving and/or stuck in a rain storm.)

|LION HEART|

I think you’re made of gold       
But don’t ever make me beg
You’re living fast, living cool   
And I’m your heavy weight

Love should make you hard         
Arrows bouncing off my heart
I’m easy                          
I’ll wait for your for hours
You’re wanted|You’re Wanted                 
You’re wanted.

Did you see my Lion Heart?        

I think you’re made of gold       
But don’t ever make me beg
You’re living fast                
on the run
Now I’m catching up               
Now I’m catching up.

Did you see my Lion Heart?      

(Listen to when you’re mad. When you’re real mad.)

|BENEFITS|

Work I promise to work
I promise to pay it all off
Work I promise to pay it all I
Want more than I need
More than I want it all
Want more than I need
More than I want it all

Everything that I make | It’s all for you
Everything that I make | It’s all for you 

Take what you want
Take it Take it all
Take what you want
Take it Take it all
||I’ll work it out||

Work I promise to work
I promise to pay it all off
Work I promise to work
I promise to pay it all I
Want more than I need
More than I want it all
Want more than I need
More than I want It all

Everything that I make|Everything that I make

Take what you want
Take it Take it all
Take what you want
Take it Take it all
||I’ll work it out.||

(Listen to when shit isn’t going your way, then say fuck it, and start a dance party wherever you’re standing.)


|FRE$CA|

You look like
A Symphony
Walks like a bird
Keep on falling
Your wings don’t work

It’s all I can do
To keep from smothering you
and your delicate
bones bones bones bones bones

The country sure is far
Thanks for coming to see me
Your skin is darker now
I hope you’ve been using sunscreen

I’d hate to see you burn
And your shoulders start to feel like leather.

(Sing this one in someone’s ear.)

|HIKING|

We never want much want much
Hiding out and the curtains drawn
No way for anyone to find us
Finally a place to call our own

The only way for you and me
Mountain ranges for miles and miles
Wet backs your tired muscles
Hold my arm long ways to go

What took you so
Long to get here?

Wasting time…

Don’t let yourself get caught up  
Don’t let yourself get caught up
These places will get you drunk   
These places will get you drunk
Go on let yourself go             
Go on let yourself go

What took you so long to get here?
What took you so long to get here?

(Listen to when you’re feeling tired and/or hungover.)


|SALTY|

This weather feels
Just like home
This weather feels
Salty wind pushing me on
This weather feels|Just like home
This weather feels|Salty wind &
Easy Better days

Easy Better Days

Just be there
Like you used to be
& It’ll all be good
It’ll all be good
Just be there
Like you used to be
& It’ll all be good
It’ll all be good

This weather feels
Just like home
This weather feels
Just like everything I want
This weather feels
Just like home
This weather feels

JUST LIKE BETTER DAYS

All my friends
Are happy and I miss them
All my friends
Are happy and I miss them

Just be there
Like you used to be
& It’ll all be good
It’ll all be good

JUST BE THERE

(Listen to when you miss home and you miss your friends.)


|BEST PART|

I’m sure somebody’s gonna break
your heart
& that’s the best part
& that’s the best part

I’m sure somebody’s gonna break
your heart
& that’s the best part
& that’s the best part

no better than you know better than me
no better than you know better than me
no better than you know better than me
no better than you

I’m sure somebody’s gonna break
your heart
& that’s the best part
& that’s the best part

I’m sure somebody’s gonna break
your heart
& that’s the best part
& that’s the best part

hey you can do what you want hey you can do what you want
hey you can do what you want hey you can do what you want

be easy on me be easy on me
be easy on me be easy on me
be easy on me be easy on me

I’m sure somebody’s gonna break
your heart
& that’s the best part
& that’s the best part

I’m sure somebody’s gonna break
your heart
& that’s the best part
& that’s the best part

didn’t mean any harm you didn’t mean any harm
didn’t mean any harm you didn’t mean any harm

I’m sure somebody’s gonna break
your heart.

(Listen to this one when your heart is in your stomach.)

|ROUND HOUSE|

If I was wild
If I was brave
I’d be the first
to start the fire

If I was wild
If I was brave
I’d let it burn
out of control

If I was wild
If I was brave
I’d dance so hard
The cars explode

You|You
You bring it out
Out of me

You|You
You bring it out
Out of me

You|You
You bring it out
Out of me

If I was wild
If I was brave
I’d end the chase
Of waterfalls

If I was wild
If I was brave
I’d take your gun
Shoot all the stars

You|You
You bring it out
Out of me

You|You
You bring it out
Out of me

You|You
You bring it out
Out of me

Wild One
Wild One

You are the wild One
You are the wild One
You are the wild One
Wild ONE  Wild ONE
You are the Wild One
You are the Wild One
Wild ONE Wild ONE  Wild ONE

Press me just a little more|Press me just a little more

WILD ONE WILD ONE WILD ONE
I              I              I
L               L              L
D               D               D
ONE            ONE            ONE

(Listen to this one when you’re drunk and in a bad part of town.)

|HERE’S|

Here’s to You
My loyal friend
Let’s
Sit here longer
The lightning
Bugs are coming to
Keep you
Company the
Best part
Of living
This side of the
Country.

When’s the first time
When’s the last time
We went out of our way
Just to be together

Sack of lazy suckers
We’re only getting older
hiding in our boroughs.

We don’t care anymore
We don’t care anymore.

This is where fun goes to die
This is where love grows old and tired
She’s gonna marry you as fast as she can
Take you back
to California
She’s gonna bury you as fast as she can
Take you back
to California.

WE WILL GROW APART WE WILL GROW APART
 
WILL

GROW

APART.

(Listen to this one with your friends at a party and spray beer on each other at the end.)