Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Winterpills

Dennis Crommett (guitar), Dave Hower (drums), Philip Price (vocals/guitar), and Flora Reed (vocals/keyboards) create the haunting melodies of Winterpills. The Northampton, MA, quartet initially came together in winter 2003; Crommett and Price, whose résumés include time spent playing with Spanish for Hitchhiking and the Maggies respectively, were looking to expand their acoustic jam sessions into something bigger, thus bringing on Hower (Spanish for Hitchhiking, the Fucking Sparklies, the Neilds). Folkie singer/songwriter Reed, who made her solo debut with 2002's Settle Down, joined in early 2004, making Winterpills official. Their self-titled debut for Signature Sounds arrived in 2005, and press outlets such as NPR's Weekend Edition and XM Radio's The Loft championed the Winterpills' dreamy, delicate indie rock stylings. Shows with the likes of Erin McKeown, the Mountain Goats, Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter, and Martha Wainwright also rounded out the band's promotion for Winterpills. Their second offering for Signature Sounds, The Light Divides, is slated for February 2007.

When Winterpills released their debut album in the fall of 2005, fans and critics alike scrambled to define what made it one of most significant musical discoveries of the year. Critics met the album with descriptions like “Heavy with moments of sheer beauty”, “exquisite vocals”, “deeply moving…heartrending”, and “as textured as the best indie rock around.” Fans put the album in the Top 100 on iTunes and Amazon.com and made Winterpills a most requested band on radio stations across the country. A feature on NPR’s Weekend Edition followed along with performances on syndicated radio shows World Café, Mountain Stage and others.

The Light Divides is a bittersweet breakthrough collection of songs that resoundingly delivers on the promise of the band’s debut. While the last album was recorded in singer/keyboardist Flora Reed’s home, The Light Divides is a true studio effort that opens up the band’s sound into an even more expansive palette, with richer colors and vibrant hues. “Our original idea for the first album was to casually record some demos at my house, but before we knew it we were making a full-length record,” says Reed. “We were able to go a lot further with this one. You’ll find some unexpected arrangements and more backwards guitar than you might expect to hear from us. There’s a lot you won’t catch on initial listens that hopefully, will tap you on the shoulder later.” Highly Recommended!

Winterpills - Shameful
Winterpills - Lay Your Heartbreak
Winterpills - The Sleeping Man (live on WMUA)
Winterpills - Cranky (live on WMUA)
Winterpills @ MySpace


Winterpills - A Benediction



Bonus:
Cocorosie - The Adventures Of Ghosthorse And Stillborn (2007) !!!
[CODE]http://tinyurl.com/ytjvhb
The Sea And The Cake - Everybody (2007) !!!
Feist - The Reminder (2007) !!!
Apostle Of Hustle - National Anthem Of Nowhere (2007) !!!
[CODE]http://tinyurl.com/yw8g5e
Mazarin - We're Already There + A Tall Tale Storyline + Watch It Happen !!!
Dizzee Rascal - Boy In Da Corner !!!
Kano - Home Sweet Home !!!
Gym Class Heroes - As Cruel As School Children
Lady Sovereign - Public Warning + Vertically Challenged
[CODE]http://tinyurl.com/2bkwfs
Stellastar - Harmonies For The Haunted !!!
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your Bones
[CODE]http://tinyurl.com/yr9bvt
Bonobo - Days To Come (2006)
Birdy Nam Nam - Birdy Nam Nam (2006)
Cocorosie - La Maison De Mon Reve + Noah's Ark
[CODE]http://tinyurl.com/2344p6
Spank Rock - YoYoYoYo
[CODE]http://tinyurl.com/37n55p

6 Comments:

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sorry for the hassle.
Ger.

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