Attention to Revenge
Iowa-based rockers North of Grand released their second album in 2005. 'Attention to Revenge' features 12 quick-hitting songs - filled with melodic hooks, bouncing rhythms, and powerful lyrics. NOG's sophomore effort is more of the same tight, punk-influenced pop displayed on 2003's Wrong Way Home, but with stronger song writing, production, and focus. PRESS: Chockful of clever lyrics ('Republican'), memorable melodies ('This is Started'), catchy hooks ('Chemical'), and driving rhythms ('Long Ago'), Attention to Revenge is the breakthrough album we've been waiting for from this talented trio of local punk rockers and is sure to garner the band some much-deserved national attention. North of Grand may have been known at one time as one of Des Moines' best-kept secrets, but thanks to their stellar new album, the cat is out of the bag. - Michael Swanger / Cityview (Des Moines) '...everybody should be susceptible to the catchy, concise, hard-hitting songs of North of Grand...(4 out of 5 stars)' - Kyle Munson / Des Moines Register North of Grand formed in March 2003. Since then, Sean Wilson (vocals, guitar), Dan Ketelsen (bass), and Pat Curtis (drums, backing vocals) have created two albums full of catchy, raise your fist in the air rock. A new 7-song EP is scheduled for release in 2006. The name 'North of Grand' comes from the area in Des Moines where the band frequents bars that line Ingersoll Avenue (just north of Grand Avenue). It's a blue-collar, no nonsense neighborhood that is reflected in the band's straight-up, no apologies style of rock n roll. For Fans of: Alkaline Trio, Devo, The Descendents, Green Day, House of Large Sizes, The Ramones, Smashing Pumpkins, Social Distortion, Weezer.