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Wintersleep’s new iPhone / Android App and UK Tour Dates with Frightened Rabbit!

Wintersleep has been added as direct support for Frightened Rabbit‘s UK tour in February! All dates are posted at www.wintersleep.com/tour with ticket information, or see below for the list.

Wintersleep finally have an App thanks to Volu.Me. iPhone and Android users can get it now from https://volu.me/wintersleep for free.

Tour has been phenomenal and ferocious. Canada, has proven again to be a humungous geographical beast to travel across while playing shows, but Wintersleep claims the Canadians are so amazing to play for.

Dates with Frightened Rabbit:

Feb 08 – Norwich – Waterfront
Feb 09 – Birmingham – Library
Feb 11 – Portsmouth – Wedgewood Rooms
Feb 12 – Brighton – Concorde 2
Feb 13 – London – Forum
Feb 14 – Cambridge – Junction
Feb 16 – Bristol – Fleece
Feb 17 – Exeter – Phoenix
Feb 18 – Stoke – Sugarmill
Feb 20 – Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
Feb 21 – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
Feb 22 – Manchester – Gorilla
Feb 23 – Liverpool – Academy 2
Feb 25 – Gateshead – Sage 2
Feb 26 – Edinburgh – Picturehouse
Feb 27 – Aberdeen – Music Hall
Feb 28 – Glasgow – Barrowlands

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New album and ongoing tour by Wintersleep

After months of anticipation as the band has shared several singles from their new album, Wintersleep unleashed Hello Hum Tuesday on Roll Call records/ILG. Co-produced and mixed by Dave Fridmann (MGMT, The Flaming Lips) and Tony Doogan (Belle & Sebastian, Mogwai).

Recorded during the summer of 2011, Hello Hum comes as a follow up to Welcome To The Night Sky, which earned the band a Juno Award in 2008, and 2010’s New Inheritors, which landed Wintersleep a live performance on The Late Show With David Letterman. The album is characterized by resonant harmonies, rich layers of elaborate instrumentation and ear-catching melodies, with upbeat tracks that burst with energy and soft, subdued ballads that show a more vulnerable side of the band.

Wintersleep On Tour:
6/14: Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub
6/15: Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
6/18: Allston, MA @ Great Scott
6/19: Brooklyn. NY @ Knitting Factory
6/20: Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar
8/3: Montreal, QC @ Osheaga
8/25: Squamish, BC @ Live In Squamish

If you are interested in seeing the band live, but are unable to attend any of the shows coming up on the calendar, we will be live streaming our show from the Knitting Factory Brooklyn on 6/19 with Livestream. Check it out here: new.livestream.com/knitbrooklyn/wintersleep and keep an eye out on Facebook, Twitter or the tour calendar for the exact set time.

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Wintersleep Announce More Tour Dates and free MP3 #musicmonday

Wintersleep’s fourth album, New Inheritors was born on the road.

Since the 2007 release of Welcome to the Night Sky, which earned the band both a Juno Award and a MuchMusic Video Award, Wintersleep has performed hundreds of shows including sold-out headlining dates, an opening slot for Sir Paul McCartney in Canada, a US tour with Wolf Parade and a three month long European tour with Editors and have just embarked on a US tour with The Hold Steady. As a result, the songs on their newest offering New Inheritors were essentially born on the road, showcasing the band’s range, scope and sophistication. Now the band is happy to announce an extensive Canadian tour to take place immediately following their US dates with The Hold Steady.


Wintersleep – “Trace Decay” (mp3)

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Wintersleep to tour with Matt Pond PA

Wintersleep Band Photo Halifax indie rockers Wintersleep are very excited to announce the release of their new album, NEW INHERITORS. Set for a June 1st self-release, this collection of rousing, inspirational rock songs was recorded in Montreal and mixed in Glasgow with Tony Doogan (Mogwai, Teenage Fanclub.) The end result may be some of most expansive, dynamic, dark and courageous rock music you’ll hear this year. Beginning June 4th in Philadelphia, PA, Wintersleep will join Matt Pond PA for a 4-week North American tour.

While the band’s lyrics have usually focused on the personal, the songs on NEW INHERITORS lean towards a bigger worldview. The narrator is a voyeur, commenting on situations rather than being in those situations itself. Moments and memories are alluded to across multiple songs, and an overarching theme of alienation and despondency come up repeatedly. But make no mistake – this is not a miserable record. From album opener, Experience The Jewel to the closer Baltic, NEW INHERITORS is an intoxicatingly beautiful album full of meticulously-crafted rock songs.

Along with the NME, Q, Clash and many more, Pitchfork raves” Wintersleep have a tendency to cut straight for the gold with infectious guitar lines and persuasive, high-energy choruses.” Alternative Press agrees, calling the band’s music “rich and heavily textured, yet containing enough melody to satisfy even the most insatiable hipshakers” while Mojo praised Wintersleep as “Canada’s best kept secret” and raves “musically they’re now on par with Band of Horses, with engulfing waves of FM-friendly sound and the odd glimpse of Interpol’s steely glare.”

NEW INHERITORS is the follow up to the bands critically acclaimed album, WELCOME TO THE NIGHT SKY, which saw them win a Juno Award for “Best New Band,” and open for Paul McCartney, Pearl Jam and Editors.


Wintersleep – “New Inheritors” (mp3)


April 30th Truck America at Full Moon Resort Big Indian, NY

With Matt Pond PA

June 4 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, PA
June 5 Great Scott Allston, MA
June 6 Iron Horse Northampton, MA
June 8 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
June 9 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN
June 12 High Dive Seattle, WA
June 13 Doug Fir Lounge Portland, OR
June 15 The Independent San Francisco, CA
June 16 Detroit Bar Costa Mesa, CA
June 17 Troubadour Los Angeles, CA
June 18 Sail Inn Tempe, AZ
June 19 Corazon Santa Fe, NM
June 21 Mohawk Austin, TX
June 23 Bottle Tree Birmingham, AL
June 24 Earl Atlanta, GA
June 27 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY