AUDIO: The Old Northwest – “Concentric Circles”

Improvisational “doomgaze” band The Old Northwest have an EP out of leftover tracks from their last recording sessions. The band has a unique way of making things sound hopeful but with lingering despair, which is fully realized in the first track “Our Hearts Collapsing” through crashing riffs that collect momentum. The next two tracks are originally from the band’s “Ghost Tree” EP but done with lap steel rather than bass to give a truly lonely, deserted sensation. The final track “We Waited on the Store” is an epic Western-flavored jam that spans over eight and a half minutes. The Old Northwest solidify themselves once again as a fixture to be reckoned with in the darker side of Milwaukee music.

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