May 31, 2012, 8:00 am
Wintersleep interview and live performance in the Bing Lounge at 101.9 KINK.FM.
Ten years ago, the members of Wintersleep began working on songs in a small apartment in Halifax, NS. This is the second most notable thing about this particularly drab apartment complex next to the fact that, due to an oversight by the architect, if the pool on the roof was ever filled – the building would tip over. The songs they created were strange, full of rural ghosts and forgotten landscapes.
A decade later, Wintersleep – who can now be referred to as ‘Juno Award winners’ in promotional documents such as this -‐ have brought their distinctive sound to audiences across many territories and continents. The band’s latest trek was in support of 2010′s New Inheritors, an album that the Wall Street Journal claims, “broods, bellows and stalks the listener with soaring vocals, punching drums and waves of guitars.” It saw them perform across North America, the UK, Ireland, continental Europe, and ended under the receptive lights of The Late Show with David Letterman.
Wintersleep will be at the Doug Fir Lounge on Thursday, May 31, 2012, debuting songs from Hello Hum (out June 12th).