We snuck into 1884 Lounge early last night to catch Harlan during sound check. The name is actually the middle name of John Norris, who is currently touring as a one man band – although he also plays with Scott Campbell when he is available. Here is a video of John soundchecking the first song from the band’s new album.
We chatted with John before the show, and not only is he a talented musician, and super nice guy – he is also an incredible artist. Check out some of his brilliant paintings here. Campbell is no slouch either, he’s been commissioned to do designs for posters and t-shirts for tons of bands including The National, The Antlers, Young the Giant, Okkervil River, and Generationals.
We were lucky enough to snag an early copy of the band’s new record Night Loop and we are in love! Harlan is playing March 23rd in Brooklyn at The Rock Shop w/Bird of Youth. We suggest you catch the show if you’re in the area!