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Matthew Goud, formally of hardcore band Means and the acoustic Emerson Letters, has announced his latest solo effort will be released under the moniker Northcote. Goud has been laying low since Means parted ways this time last year, but has recorded an EP entitled Borrowed Chords, Tired Eyes that will be released for purchase online and off-stage later next month via Toronto, ON-based independent label Black Box (the Wooden Sky, Shad and Ten Second Epic). Until then, you can hear the EP in its entirety on Northcote’s MySpace.

With the EP announcement and label signing, Northcote looks to hit the road next month on an intimate West coast tour of Canada. Here are the tour dates:

11/12 Vancouver, BC – Cafe Montmartre
11/24 Yorkton, SK - 5th Ave Cup and Sauce
11/25 Saskatoon, SK – The Art Gallary
11/26 Regina, SK – The Exchange
11/27 Calgary, AB – West Ridge Community Center
11/29 Edmonton, AB – Avenue Theatre Lobby
11/30 Lethbridge, AB – The Henotic
12/5 Vancouver, BC – The Media Club

http://www.exclaim.ca/articles/generalarticlesynopsfullart.aspx?csid1=138&csid2=844&fid1=42244 - Exclaim! Magazine By Travis Caine 11/3/2009


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"Borrowed Chords, Tired Eyes EP" (Black Box, 2009)

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Meet Matthew Goud, aka: Northcote – Regina’s latest export, and a unique voice in Canada’s broad musical aesthetic. Northcote sings about life, change, prairie youth and self-discovery. Though he appears to be a relative newcomer in the realm of roots and folk music in Canada, his past has given him a unique experience and perspective, which rings clear on his debut record “Borrowed Chords, Tired Eyes” (2009, Black Box Recordings).

Before the age of 20, this singer/songwriter had already spent years touring North America with his influential post-hardcore band Means. The band released albums on the American label Facedown Records and notable Canadian independent label Underground Operations. Since disbanding in November of ‘08, Matt has gone back to basics with a new outlook on songwriting and performing. He attributes his new rustic sound to his prairie roots and years spent on the road with his former band mates.

The album, produced at Soul Sound Studios in Regina by Orion Paradis (Library Voices) and mixed by Dan Weston (Attack In Black, City & Colour, Classified), was recorded over a number of weeks in April 2008. Matt spent the summer refining the album, touring on a grass roots level and playing festivals that included Regina Folk Festival (which featured a songwriting workshop alongside Corb Lund) and Ness Creek Festival. The album was released by Black Box Recordings (Shad, The Wooden Sky, Ten Second Epic, Classified) in November, to an impressive and positive reception. Northcote took the album on the road following the release, and continued to build his audience in Western Canada. His ability to connect with a broad audience – young and old, traditional and non-traditional roots music fans, etc – is what sets him apart. His new material offers a unique commentary on life, love, and youth told as an aspiring young prairie poet. This poetry is informed and influenced by years of touring, writing and performing that still finds Northcote a young, exuberant and motivated artist.

2010 brings the prospect of more national touring, building upon 2009’s festival experience, and showcase appearances at Canadian Music Week & North By Northeast. Northcote also has his sights set on opportunities internationally – South By Southwest and CMJ remain significant objectives for 2010. For more information, please visit northcotemusic.com.
and has refined his rootsy, solo material in order to unveil Northcote's debut EP - "Borrowed Chords, Tired Eyes" due out later next month. Northcote has paired up with the Toronto-based independent label Black Box, home to artists such as The Wooden Sky, Shad and more, to release this EP off-stage and online only.

Keep an eye out for upcoming tour dates, which will be announced in the coming weeks as well. Thanks for checking the profile out!