This is Dance Floor Numerology

Release date
9 Sep 2010
Running length
11 tracks
Running time



    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Let's On 3:26 866
2 Ship and Captain 3:11 877
3 And They All Thought Canada 3:57 606
4 xrxxrxrx 3:43 833
5 Fuck (Repeating) 4:15 678
6 Revolt On Revolution 2:41 90
7 Minus Sign 2:15 693
8 Yes, This is a Rant 3:03 622
9 Every Mirror We Broke Was a Black Cat 3:11 659
10 Fin to Fin 3:34 637
11 Pedigree Aside 4:15 636

About this album

Before I get to the crux of North of America’s latest, and debut full-length for Progeria Records in New York, I feel obliged to make space for the utterly cute artwork adorning This Is Dance Floor Numerology. Resembling slightly a Sergio Aragones cartoon with a Victorian bent, the five-panel sketch depicts a fellow leisurely strolling beside a building as his umbrella is snatched from his hands by a man in an open window. The offender then passes the umbrella into the hands of another man in the window above him, who in turn passes it on to yet another man on the roof. As the umbrella is planted in the chimney that presumably accomodates the men in both windows (as well as the man on the roof) the original owner of the umbrella, having dropped his coat and hat onto the sidewalk, shakes his fists with fury at the others, sitting leisurely back, smoking their pipes and reading their newspapers.

Just as any (probably inappropriate) communitarian interpretations of said artwork might inspire scorn in the reader, so to will my conclusion to finally file North of America into the progressive punk column. I can already hear howls of derision from the gallery: coming from an indie rock scene (that is, the foul Halifax scene), the members have indie rock pedigrees, tend to get attention in indie rock circles, play on an indie rock label with indie rock peers and, by most accounts, have some characteristics we might say are de rigueur of indie rock . To the skeptical I would say that some of these, at any rate, are less true now than when North of America released Elements of an Incomplete Map some years ago.

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