With heat-seaking BPM, this song spins harder than a solo ride on the county fair Scrambler, which means you're pinned to the right side, then the left side until the track cools down without warning, at which point you've got some cool bruises to show off.

If the whole thing went down-pitched a few notches the guitars might sound laconic "tropical" and the synthetic arpeggio-beats would be the kind of bubbly Italo sequencing that'll probably also show up on Mike Sniper's upcoming 12-inch for Italians Do It Better. But this is a twister.

"Northern Islands" will appear on his new full length, Land and Fixed, out this fall on his own Captured Tracks label.

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