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.



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.



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

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