Singer-songwriter James D. Bryan and his band The North Shore have released an 8 song debut via Factotum CO titled “Lover? I Barely Know Her”. Recorded live from the floor, the album displays the band at their most honest and raw. Bryan’s stark lyrics and delivery are reminiscent of a Leonard Cohen or Jason Molina. The North Shore provide the backbone that guides the ship. Sometimes they veer into wildness, other times into calm. Cohesively the group form a folk sound with sub-Celtic influences and a working class ethos that recalls Billy Bragg.