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"North has released the random Sunnybrook download here and there, but now he’s trying something seemingly different: simply recording under his given name. That would be Paul Henry North, and everything about the starkness and cardinal descriptiveness of his meta-moniker screams 'Western folklore tale.' So, lucky him."
"Good to hear he's still on his golden sounding grind."
"Sunnybrook’s glowing, ’70s-leaning, Sigur-Ros-meets-Seven Swans campfire folk-pop
- Gorilla Vs. Bear
"By combining elements of folk, pop and twee, co-opting his older brother's band's
found-sound affection and giving the whole thing a oh-so-current lo-fi wash, the
younger North's very first song release, "Waving Hands," immediately found him
standing quite comfortably on his own legs. "
-Dallas Observer [16th best song in Dallas 2009]http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/dc9/2009/12/the_best_songs_in_dallas_music_9.php
"The musical wave that is Paul North which is Sunnybrook, which is that pleasant high tide of pop haze aqua rolling into my ears, has a new album out that deserves
some attention. Water Me Glow flows like North’s previous endeavors and more so –
larger than life bedroom pop excursions soaked in solarized waters."
"If this is representative of what’s to come from North, we can expect one of
Denton’s greatest albums to date."
"Seems natural that Denton's Sunnybrook would release its debut album Water Me Glow as a free download, even after receiving acclaim from Gorilla Vs. Bear and Pitchfork. Music this expansive and open-minded should escape
the traditional confines of physical media and bloom in the environment around you."
[paper has suspended online and physical distribution due to bankruptcy]
"Spaced out low-tempo jams (“Water You” and “Hej”) from Sunnybrook was sent to me the other day, I’ve said it before but the compressed, dense sound is what really catches me on Paul North’s tracks."
- Weekly Tape Deck
"Denton's own Sunnybrook brings us this new track taken from a batch of songs he's entitled 'Modern Maker.' Glacially frigid beats and dense, swirling sounds combine in the infinitely layered "Counter" an icy, non-linear track that radiates like cool mist from a open freezer. Exactly what we need on these long, hot summer daze."
"When Paul isn’t making custom mics for the likes of Tom Waits, he’s making music. Paul’s new material sounds really great."