Sunday Soundcheck: Set 009

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This week...


Untitled - 2005

Wintersleep - 2003

Origin Point:

Sounds Like:
Indie Rock, Alternative Rock, Progressive, Acoustic

This week, a band that has since lurched into the mainstream with a generic indie-rock sound but started out as a melancholic, expansive, and at times emotionally crushing outfit. Hailing from Nova Scotia, Wintersleep's first two albums contain an eloquent, emotional sensibility that demands a repeat listen. Personal highlights from the first album include Assembly Lines and Motion, while Insomnia and A Long Flight stands out from their untitled second release.

Wintersleep's third album, Welcome to the Night Sky also contains some tracks that I enjoy, but by then their sound was leaning towards radio play with a lot of their epic sound and melancholy emotion stripped out to leave a slightly jaunty acoustic/indie-rock aesthetic, and as such, I can't recommend it as highly as their first two releases.

Now, I know the discussion of music can be an emotionally charged subject for some people, but I'm not claiming that anything is better than anything else. This is no more than a soap-box for me to promote music that I enjoy; maybe you'll like it, maybe you won't. That's fine!

If you've any recommendations based on this artist, or wish to promote some music that you yourself enjoy, please do so in the comments. Maybe I'll end up enjoying something enough to feature it myself.

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Pierre-Lagarde's avatar
Excellent, ... beware, looks like the first link has an error (though I managed to fix it manually;) ) :clap: