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Wintersleep Share New Music, 2019 Tour Dates

By: Staff –

Wintersleep. (Photo: Norman Wong)

Canadian indie rockers Wintersleep have released the first taste of their new album in the form of a brand new track “Surrender”, which you can check out below.

The somber, misty waltz sees Tim D’Eon’s guitar, pushing through dark, rippling triplets that patiently ascend and descend, heralding a record that is in no rush: it is purposeful and spacious. Lead singer Paul Murphy’s voice enters the fray: ‘36 years young / Halfway to my tomb,’ he intones. Steadily and surely, Loel Campbell’s drums creep in with gentle snare and kick, along with Chris Bell’s bass, and Jon Samuel’s keys. These elements coalesce, quiet at first before exploding in a magnificent, cinematic crescendo as Murphy howls, ‘I surrender to you!’

Murphy explains that it’s a love song, wrapped up in the relinquishing of control over one’s feelings. It introduces a strain of anti-heroism and fatalism that is present through the record, one that is on some level wrought with existential worry. Campbell frames it as “the struggle that lots of people go through: of meaning, purpose. Are you happy? Are you doing the right things for yourself?”

Wintersleep’s upcoming seventh full-length record, In the Land Of, encourages thought and introspection. The new record’s title is an incomplete thought, a blank that is filled in across the record with different places, words, and sounds. “A lot of the songs touch on this idea of being a stranger or feeling foreign in all the different landscapes in which the songs took place lyrically,” explains Murphy. “It all relates back to the land,” adds D’Eon.

On March 20th, 2019, Wintersleep will take to the road with tour dates throughout Canada. Full tour dates can be found below. Tickets will be on sale this Friday, December 14th.

Wintersleep 2019 Tour Dates
03.20.19 // Waterloo, ON // Maxwell’s
03.21.19 // London, ON // London Music Hall
03.22.19  // Hamilton, ON  // New Vision United Church
03.23.19 // Ottawa, ON // Bronson Centre
03.27.19 // Moncton, NB // Tide & Boar
03.28.19 // Fredericton, NB // Boyce Farmers Market
03.29.19 // Halifax, NS // The Marquee Ballroom
03.31.19 // St John’s, NL // Club One
04.12.19 // Creemore, ON // Avening Community Hall
04.13.19 // Toronto, ON // The Danforth Music Hall ^
04.18.19 // Saskatoon,SK // The Capitol Music Club ^
04.19.19 // Edmonton, AB // The Starlite Room ^
04.20.19 // Calgary, AB // The Palace Theatre ^
04.22.19 // Nelson, BC            // Spiritbar ^
04.23.19 // Kelowna, BC // Sapphire Nightclub ^
04.25.19 // Kamloops, BC // Cactus Jacks ^
04.26.19 // Vancouver, BC // Commodore Ballroom
04.27.19 // Victoria, BC // Capital Ballroom
04.30.19 // Red Deer, AB // Bo’s Bar & Grill ^
05.02.19  // Regina, SK // The Exchange ^
05.03.19// Winnipeg, MB // The Garrick ^

^ with special guests Partner

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