06/11: Chicago, IL @ Schuba's Tavern
06/12: Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
06/12: Cicinatti, OH @ Motr Pub
05/18: Allston, MA @ Great Scott
06/14: Cincinatti, OH @ Motr Pub
06/18: Allston, MA @ Great Scott
06/19: Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
06/20: Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar
08/03: Montreal, QC @ Osheaga
08/25: Squamish, BC @ Live In Squamish
Although Wintersleep formed in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in the early '00, they won Canada's Juno Awards in 2008 for "New Group of the Year"!
I had originally scheduled Megan to review this show because I wasn't sure if I could make it back from Stillwater or have the energy to continue. Instead, we saw the opening band, Sad Sakabones, and then I sent her to cover Royal Headache at Triple Rock Social Club, down the street.
Wintersleep was more rock than I thought; they were really loud! Their fans all seem really dedicated and involved in the band, which is good because I think the best bands are the ones engaged with their fanbase. Unfortunately, anyone outside of their circle feels a little lost on their inside jokes.
For the fans they seem to want to hear all the old songs, but as you can see from the setlist, they did a lot of new songs ("Hum", "In Came The Flood", "Resuscitate", "Rapture", "Nothing Is Anything (Without You)", "Smoke").
Perhaps it was the audience's reaction, but I felt the "Oblivion"/"Laser Beams" combo was the highlight of their set. They had a really long and loud effects … give it a very epic feel. They ended their set with "Miasmal Smoke & the Yellow Bellied Freaks", clearly they still love doing songs from their "New Group of the Year" winner album, Welcome to the Night Sky.
Wintersleep is currently on tour in America in support of their new album, Hello Hum, which comes out this Tuesday, June 12th via Roll Call Records/ILG.
Wintersleep at 400 Bar, Minneapolis (06/09/12)