Northlane have just released their surprise fourth album Mesmer worldwide. Mesmer appeared with no forewarning on digital services at 8am AEDT and is also available on CD, LP and tape from all good music stores.
Mesmer, Northlane’s beautiful fourth album, is a triumph – the band’s most organic yet precise album yet. it covers familiar topics but renders them in a new way, at once paying heed to the band’s heaviest roots and looking forward to an unwritten future. Recorded throughout September 2016 in New Jersey with acclaimed producer David Bendeth (Bring Me The Horizon, Paramore, A Day To Remember), this is Northlane’s defining statement. And presented directly to their fans in such an unorthodox and exciting manner, Mesmer will echo worldwide through 2017 and long beyond.
From Northlane: “This is our way of rewarding our fans for everything they’ve given us. What our music means to you is what it means to us. Art is an experience, and to us it reserves no room for competition, and the only accolade that matters to us is the place this holds in your heart.
Releasing Mesmer in this way has been right for us at this moment in time. We have grown immeasurably as people and as a band through the toughest recording process we’ve ever endured. We’ve been tested every step of the way and have come out the other side with something we are truly proud of. We didn’t want to keep it from you a moment longer than we had to. We felt we owed it to this album to try and think creatively about every aspect of the way people would experience Mesmer, like a gift from us to you that is being unboxed. We wanted to make everyone’s discovery of this moment special.”
Click here to read the full statement from the band.
The rest of 2017 will see Northlane take Mesmer to all corners of the globe, starting with a tour of South East Asia and an appearance on Hammersonic (Indonesia). After that Northlane will return to Australia for a headline tour that wraps up with the band playing The Big Pineapple Festival as one of the main acts alongside Birds of Tokyo, The Veronicas and Peking Duck.
Mesmer is available now via 24Hundred, iTunes and all streaming services. Fans can also purchase Mesmer as well as exclusive merch at Northlane pop-up shops + signing events in Melbourne (24Hundred) and Sydney (Utopia Records) this weekend. The stores will stocked extremely limited edition vinyl and merchandise exclusive to each city. For more information about the events, click here.