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Heavy Swell

Night Herons

Heavy Swell is the third Night Herons release. Recorded by Dana Berry and Mike Assenzio, the new music has a heavier tone, musically and lyrically. Berry still writes of hopeful disillusionment, but has turned his focus outward, grappling with the emergence of the dark side of the American ethos. The duo has added Dave Leonard on bass and Kedar Patel on guitar and is performing a record release show 11/7/19 at the Golden Bull in Oakland.
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Relevant Noise

Night Herons

RELEVANT NOISE is the second Night Herons' recording. We're happy that all of our influences congealed into an album that is diverse yet cohesive. The collaboration between the three of us became almost effortless as the songs grew from individual ideas or organically out of jamming together.

We recorded the tracks in our rehearsal studio in Oakland with a few condenser mics and some Shure 57 & 58's run through a Mackie board into an old interface. We enlisted friend and audio wizard Mark Gordon to mix the album. He took the flat tracks to another sonic level and got the sound we were looking for, somewhere between the Stooges, Stones and Matthew Goode. Thank you Mark!

We would also like to thank Dave Leonard, Mason Holding and Brad Assenzio for helping out on bass and Shea Breaux Wells for her vocals on Let Me In.

Although Larry has moved to Chicago, Night Herons just played a successful record release show and is planning on more shows and possible tours. RELEVANT NOISE stands as a testament to how much fun music can be when three friends get together and just let go.
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Delta Road

Bitterwind

This is Bitterwind's third album. This is a collection of eight songs loosely based upon a noirish screenplay idea set in the Sacramento Delta about a character that just can't seem to get it right. Bitterwind is the side project of Dana Berry from Night Herons. He was assisted by his bandmates, Lawrence Huene and Mike Assenzio.
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