Nova Scotia’s Wintersleep produces music that has the ability to grab listeners with its pop charm and keep them captivated with its subtle complexities. Having won a Juno Award, performed on The Late Show With David Letterman, and spent the last few years touring extensively in support of two successful releases, the band is now gearing up to unleash Hello Hum, a multi-dimensional record full of catchy pop hooks, thoughtful lyrics, and heartfelt sentiment. Co-produced and mixed by Dave Fridmann (MGMT, The Flaming Lips) and Tony Doogan (Belle & Sebastian, Mogwai), Hello Hum is due out June 12th via Roll Call Records/ILG.
The album’s first single, “Nothing is Anything (Without You)” premiered today with Paste Magazine, who called it “…an infectious three minute song that shows that the band is back in full force.” Indeed, the track features a lively guitar melody and driving combination of drum beats and handclaps. It will be available for download May 15th on all digital retailers.
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The new record opens with “Hum,” offering a swirling, slow-building intro to the series of energetic tracks that follow. The upbeat “In Came The Flood” showcases the depth of the band’s sound, featuring melodic vocals atop a densely layered foundation of guitars, vocal harmonies, and driving percussion. “Smoke” closes out the album on a softer note, allowing melodic vocals to shine over a subdued instrumental background and steady rolling drum beat.
Wintersleep fans will have a chance to catch the band live as they head out on a limited US tour this spring. Having already shared stages withacts like Pearl Jam, Broken Social Scene, Wolf Parade, The Hold Steady and Paul McCartney.
WINTERSLEEP TOUR DATES:
May 29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echo
May 30 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
May 31 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
June 1 – Seattle, WA @ Columbia City Theater
June 2 – Victoria, BC @ Phillips Brewery
June 4 – Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Caberet
June 5 – Calgary, AB @ Hifi Club
June 6 – Edmonton, AB @ The Pawn Shop
June 7 – Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos
June 8 – Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret
June 9 – Minneapolis, MN @ 400 Bar
June 11 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
June 12 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
June 14 – Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub
June 18 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott
June 19 – Brooklyn. NY @ Knitting Factory
June 20 – Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar
August 3 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga
August 25 – Squamish, BC @ Live In Squamish