“Good things come to those who wait” is a phrase to validate the importance of patience. And if any young band exemplifies this virtue over the past year, its Buffalo’s own Head North.
Last summer, the indie-pop quartet of Brent Martone (vocals/guitar), Alex Matos (bass), Ryan Harris (guitar), and Ben Lieber (drums) had planned to release its mouthful of a full-length debut, “The Last Living Man Alive Ever in the History of the World.” But it simply wasn’t ready. Every act has one chance to release its first album, so the group decided to hit pause, regroup and rest, then return to the work and stage this winter.
Nearly 12 months later, the foursome is finally ready to introduce its fine-tuned material to fans of earlier singles like “Jake’s Apartment” and its 2015 EP “Bloodlines.” Some have already gotten a taste of what’s to come, with percussive pair “God (Bring It Back) and “By Presidential Decree” distributed through the band’s Soundcloud page. And if these appetizers are an indication of the infectious and energized direction Head North is headed, then the rising act and its fans are about to find out that waiting—however excruciating—is worth it.
Info: Head North will perform acoustically at 6 p.m. June 2 in Tipico Coffee (128 Fargo Ave.). Admission is free. Following the show, the band will host an album release party at Rendezvous (520 Niagara St.) at 7 p.m.