North End is a math rock / instrumental post-rock band based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with releases dating back to 2011. The band is constantly pushing the boundaries of post-rock instrumental music with a heavy emphasis on the complicated melodic and rhythmic phrasing of indie math rock pioneers such as Slint, Polvo and Don Cabellero. North End finds its influences in the underground post-rock scene with contemporaries such as Enemies, And So I Watch You From Afar or Via Luna.
North End "Halted" EP is set for a March 31 release date with the lead single being release February 11, 2022 to all digital stores via Better Looking Records. The Halted EP was recorded at Akdar Studios in Reading, Pennsylvania. North End used Anup Sastry for mixing and mastering. North End wanted Anup to take an aggressive and drum-forward approach with Halted, staying true to the band’s roots. The photography from Ian Detwiler and the album art from Rishi Neal Arora (Signal Hill) reflects the world during the time Halted was written, creating a remote but hopeful atmosphere. Halted is dedicated to Kevin’s mother, Peg Burk.
The pre-order for Halted and title track single is available starting February 11, with the EP release set for March 31, 2022. Halted will be streaming across all digital platforms through Better Looking Records, with limited edition clear one sided 12” vinyl and CDs available through Somewhere Cold Records. Following the release and distribution of Halted, North End plan to play shows in the northeast U.S.
"Cabra" from North End / Signal Hill split 7" (2021)
performed live at Akdar Studios during the recording sessions for the Halted EP.