Sprout, Spero, and the Hawthorne-loving Hesta Prynn of sing-rap trio Northern State embraced their inner Beastie for their All City follow up, enlisting Adrock himself (along with Shitake Monkey’s Chuck Brody) to produce their forthcoming, rhyme-and-guitar record. The Long Island trio’s past tourmates include De La Soul, Talib Kweli, and Tegan and Sara — all fair touch points for their tone. The first single from the forthcoming record is a little more sultry (with a lot more singing) than they’ve been in tracks past. Check it:

More at MySpace. Enjoy.

Comments (8)
  1. jdub  |   Posted on Jan 12th, 2007 0

    love it love it love it. also loved hearing suckamofo and mother may i on the myspace link. hot. when are they playing out???

  2. jdub  |   Posted on Jan 12th, 2007 0

    love it love it love it. also loved hearing suckamofo and mother may i on the myspace link. hot. when are they playing out again???

  3. fred  |   Posted on Jan 12th, 2007 0

    wow i gotta say i was ready to hate this but they’re downright not annoying when they tone it down like this. nice track!

  4. Chuck  |   Posted on Jan 12th, 2007 0

    I was actually listening to Northern State when I saw that headline. I figured it must be a sign or something. This is going to be the greatest song I’ve ever heard.

    And, it’s totally lame. They should be rapping about skorts and being white. That’s what they’re good at.

  5. sunnydlita  |   Posted on Jan 13th, 2007 0

    YAAAYYY NEW NORTHERN STATE.

    “Away Away” was very different… not bad, but definitely a more commercial sound. I’m glad that the tracks on their MySpace were more typical of them, though. I love them already.

  6. sunnydlita  |   Posted on Jan 13th, 2007 0

    forgot to add: love a song that rhymes LEMON SPRITZER with ELIOT SPITZER

  7. Lamppost  |   Posted on Jan 19th, 2007 0

    Would I be amiss in saying that this sounds a bit like Luscious Jackson?

  8. Jacko  |   Posted on Oct 17th, 2007 0

    Away Away is definately my favourite song at the moment. Sweet and melodic as it is. It’s a good break from the energy they otherwise present.

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