WINTERSLEEP SHARE VIDEO FOR “FOREST FIRE”

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Today, Wintersleep are sharing their new video for "Forest Fire", courtesy of Clash. It is the latest single from the band's seventh full length album, In the Land Of, that came out on Dine Alone in March. The director, Christopher Mills, explained the video: 



"We wanted ‘Forest Fire’ to be a stage play on a grand scale, in which Mother Nature conquers over all. This was a fun video to make. Members of the band sent video performances over iPhones - I mapped and built these into ‘puppet faces’ on the houses, with the aim of giving each house its own personality, as our ‘hero house’ gently serenades his neighbor, soothing her with love throughout a series of catastrophic events. A theatric narrative of random events occurring over time, culminate in a fiery conclusion, vying for an operatic and dark undertone. There's a sort of ‘digital veneer’ that some might find mildly abrasive - while others might see this as ‘painterly’. Either way, what’s for sure is that the pianos are lightning, the guitar solo is definitely fire, and the bass guitar is the ocean that holds it all in."


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“The average Canadian carries around with them in their head a vision of spaciousness,” so theorized Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer, describing a so-called ‘Canadian sound.’ For Schafer and many others, it was a sound defined by space, by the land and our distance from and proximity to it. For Harry Freedman, it was “gaunt” and “lonely.” Elaine Keillor called it “immense, empty, mysterious, harsh, indifferent, producing a response of awe mingled with terror and an intense sense of spiritual loneliness.”



On Wintersleep’s seventh full-length record, In the Land Of, this geography is both real and imagined. It is understood that our surroundings are not, in fact, essential or concrete elements; they’re constructed in relation to us, the inhabitants. Our identities, too, are constructed in relation to the land. The land, both physical and figurative, changes, and so do we. Familiar land. Foreign land. Inhospitable land. Un-ceded land. Stolen land. Dead land. 



Like all Wintersleep records, 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 vocalist and guitarist Paul Murphy. “It all relates back to the land,” adds guitarist Tim D’Eon. 



In the Land Of follows 2016’s The Great Detachment, which saw it's lead single “Amerika” spend 11 consecutive weeks atop Canada’s rock radio charts, remaining in the Top 10 for over 7 months as well as winning an Indie Award for Single Of The Year and a JUNO Award nomination for Adult Alternative Album.



In September Wintersleep will take to the road with tour dates throughout Europe. Full tour dates can be found below. The JUNO Award winners have previously toured several continents and shared stages with Pearl Jam, Broken Social Scene and the Hold Steady, a performance on Late Night with David Letterman and even an opening slot for Sir Paul McCartney.

TOUR DATES
09.10 // Switzerland, Zurich // Bogen F
09.11 // Germany, Munich // Milla Club
09.12 // Germany, Berlin // Musik & Frieden
09.13 // Germany, Hamburg // Molotow
09.14 // Denmark, Odense // Kansas City
09.16 // Germany, Bremen // Tower
09.17 // Germany, Cologne // YUCA
09.18 // Germany, Wiesbaden // Schlachthof
09.19 // Belgium, Antwerp // Trix Bar
09.20 // Netherlands, Amsterdam // Cinetol
09.21 // France, Paris //  Silencio Club
09.23 // UK, Manchester // The Castle Hotel
09.24 // UK, Glasgow // Nice N Sleazy's
09.25 // Ireland, Dublin // Grand Social
09.27 // UK, London // OMEARA

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WINTERSLEEP SHARE NEW TRACK, ANNOUNCE SXSW PERFORMANCE

LISTEN AND SHARE “INTO THE SHAPE OF YOUR HEART” HERE

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SXSW PERFORMANCES MAR 13 & 16

UPCOMING LP, IN THE LAND OF, OUT MARCH 29 VIA DINE ALONE RECORDS

2019 CROSS CANADA TOUR DATES BEGIN MARCH 20, 2019
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Today, Wintersleep are sharing another track off their upcoming LP, In The Land Of, due out March 29. “Into The Shape Of Your Heart” revolves around the idea of diving into love fully and celebrating it. “Lyrically, it’s a loose narrative of someone showing up to the house of someone he loves and trying to win her heart for the first time or to get it back,” says vocalist Paul Murphy. “I guess there’s room for interpretation but it’s maybe also just trying to capture a snapshot of a moment of two people trying to have a conversation that ends in a dance.”

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Due out via Dine Alone Records, In the Land Of has already been marked as one of the most anticipated records of 2019 by Exclaim! and CBC Music. The album studies geography, both real and imagined. It is understood that our surroundings are not, in fact, essential or concrete elements; they’re constructed in relation to us, the inhabitants. Our identities, too, are constructed in relation to the land. The land, both physical and figurative, changes, and so do we. Familiar land. Foreign land. Inhospitable land. Unceded land. Stolen land. Dead land.

Like all Wintersleep records, 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 guitarist Tim D’Eon.

In the Land Of is available for pre-order now at all leading online music retailers. In addition, bundles are now on sale at the official Wintersleep online store, including tote bags, limited edition clear and splatter vinyl, t-shirts, and much more.

WATCH AND SHARE IN THE LAND OF TEASER VIDEO HERE

The LP follows 2016’s The Great Detachment, which saw CanCon Rock Single Of The Year “Amerika” spend 11 consecutive weeks atop Canada’s rock radio charts, remaining in the Top 10 for over 7 months as well as winning an Indie Award for Single Of The Year and a JUNO Award nomination for Adult Alternative Album.

On March 20, 2019, Wintersleep will take to the road with tour dates throughout Canada. Full tour dates can be found below with tickets on sale now. The band has also announced their upcoming performances at SXSW at the Dine Alone Showcase on March 13 and at the Driskill Hotel on March 16. The JUNO Award winners have previously toured several continents and shared stages with Pearl Jam, Broken Social Scene and the Hold Steady, a performance on Late Night with David Letterman and even an opening slot for Sir Paul McCartney.

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LISTEN / STREAM “SURRENDER” HERE

2019 SXSW AND CANADIAN TOUR DATES

03.13.19 // Austin, TX // SXSW Dine Alone Showcase - Bungalow
03.16.19 // Austin, TX // SXSW - The Driskill Hotel
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
03.25.19 // Quebec City // L’Anti
03.27.19 // Moncton, NB // Tide & Boar
03.28.19 // Fredericton, NB // Boyce Farmers Market
03.29.19 // Halifax, NS // The Marquee
03.30.19 // Halifax, NS // The Marquee
03.31.19 // St John's, NL // Club One
04.11.19 // Montreal, QC // La Sala Rossa
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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IN THE LAND OF TRACKLIST
01 Surrender
02 Forest Fire
03 Beneficiary
04 Into The Shape Of Your Heart
05 The Lighthouse
06 Never Let You Go
07 Soft Focus
08 Waves
09 Terror
10 Free Pour

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WINTERSLEEP SHARE YOUTUBE IN-STUDIO SESSION OF “BENEFICIARY”

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UPCOMING LP, IN THE LAND OF, OUT MARCH 29 VIA DINE ALONE RECORDS

2019 CROSS CANADA TOUR DATES BEGIN MARCH 20, 2019

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Last month, Wintersleep shared the throbbing, disco-noir romp “Beneficiary” from their upcoming, highly anticipated, new LP. Due out March 29 via Dine Alone Records their seventh full-length record, In the Land Of, has already been marked as one of the most anticipated records of 2019 by Exclaim! and CBC Music. Today, the band have partnered with YouTube for a new ‘In-Studio Session’ of “Beneficiary”, a track that details the genocide of Indigenous peoples and our modern relationship to it.

‘Drive to work all day, try to sleep at night / Beneficiary of a genocide’ vocalist Paul Murphy sings. The lyrics borrow from Australian writer Peter Carey, who in an interview last year asserted, “You wake up in the morning and you are the beneficiary of a genocide.” “As a Canadian, I feel a real connection to that sentiment,” says Murphy. “It really encapsulates the idea of someone historically removed from these atrocities but who nonetheless benefits, and has to come to terms with and find ways to acknowledge and take on a certain responsibility in making it right.

The song really isn’t trying to solve anything or trying to be this grand manifesto. It’s more a personal reckoning as an individual, who doesn’t want to be passive and therefore part of the continuing problem. Maybe it’s this first part of the equation that is central to the song- just the acknowledgment of there being a wrong that we need to keep in mind and continue to address.

In Canada there’s a real danger that the implementation of the truth and reconciliation commissions recommendations will end up as nothing but lip service. The report came out a few years ago but we are not seeing any concrete initiatives taking form that will really make a difference in the present and into the future for First Nations communities. On the contrary, with the pipeline controversies out west we see further manifestation of colonial attitudes towards the indigenous communities.”

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In the Land Of follows 2016’s The Great Detachment, which saw CanCon Rock Single Of The Year “Amerika” spend 11 consecutive weeks atop Canada’s rock radio charts, remaining in the Top 10 for over 7 months as well as winning an Indie Award for Single Of The Year and a JUNO Award nomination for Adult Alternative Album.

On March 20, 2019, Wintersleep will take to the road with tour dates throughout Canada. Full tour dates can be found below with tickets on sale now. The JUNO Award winners have previously toured several continents and shared stages with Pearl Jam, Broken Social Scene and the Hold Steady, a performance on Late Night with David Letterman and even an opening slot for Sir Paul McCartney.

LISTEN / STREAM “SURRENDER” HERE

2019 CANADIAN 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
03.25.19 // Quebec City // L’Anti
03.27.19 // Moncton, NB // Tide & Boar
03.28.19 // Fredericton, NB // Boyce Farmers Market
03.29.19 // Halifax, NS // The Marquee Ballroom
03.30.19 // Halifax, NS // The Marquee
03.31.19 // St John's, NL // Club One
04.11.19 // Montreal, QC // La Sala Rossa
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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IN THE LAND OF TRACKLIST
01 Surrender
02 Forest Fire
03 Beneficiary
04 Into The Shape Of Your Heart
05 The Lighthouse
06 Never Let You Go
07 Soft Focus
08 Waves
09 Terror
10 Free Pour

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