Bay Area roots and folk outfit Midnight North has released its latest album, There’s Always a Story, out now via Americana Vibes.

Coming in as Midnight North’s fourth studio album since the band’s debut in 2013, There’s Alway A Story marks the start of a new chapter for the group. This is the first record to feature drummer Nathan Graham alongside founding members Grahame Lesh (guitar/vocals), Elliott Peck (guitar/vocals), and bassist Connor O’Sullivan, as well as the group’s first studio effort as a quartet.

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There’s Always a Story was born out of a studio session with producer David Simon-Baker, but as the world shut down in March 2020, the band’s members were left to wrap the album individually, quarantined around the country. As the months ticked by, they let the rest of the newly written and recorded songs sink into their consciousness, so that when work resumed on the album in June of this year, the entirety of it became better than anticipated.

“The seeds of this album were planted all the way back in the fall of 2019, and the hard work of recording and producing it has been going for over 18 months,” explains Lesh in a statement. “There’s Always a Story is a true collaboration between the four of us, and the process of writing and recording these 10 songs has thrown the door open to an exhilarating new era for this band.”

Adds Peck, “I believe this collection of songs is our best and most collaborative writing to date. What started as a startling halt to our recording process in early 2020, blossomed into a body of work we were able to sit with and develop with deeper intention. We can’t wait for you to experience it.”

The band also tapped Jason Crosby, Marcus Machado, Allison Russell, Jennifer Hartswick, Natalie Cressman, Dave Eggar, JT Nero, and Scott Law as special guests sprinkled throughout the album.

Listen to There’s Always a Story by Midnight North on the platform of your choice here or stream it via Spotify below.

Midnight North – There’s Always a Story – Full Album

On September 3rd, Midnight North will mark the release of There’s Always a Story with an album release party at San Rafael, CA’s Terrapin Crossroads. For ticketing information and a full list of upcoming tour dates, head here.