Sunday, February 18, 2007

Wintersleep: untitled (Labwork Music)
release: March 6, 2007
style: sorta epic indie noise rock
similar: Pedro the Lion, Lou Barlow, Elliott
rating: ****

The music from this Nova Scotia band isn't as dreamy as the name Wintersleep suggests, but this untitled (why?) effort does have it's fair share of etherealness. The band's interplay of guitars, bass and drums are anything but standard, taking on various complex patterns and an assortment of guitar effects, all at an easy-going pace. They are also skilled at being real quiet: "A Long Flight" begins with acoustic guitar and chorus-like background vocals before evolving into yet another great performance. -Kenyon

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