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Wintersleep Announce New Album, “Resuscitate” MP3 Download

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 6, 2012 by dk


Hello Hum Drops June 12 via Roll Call Records/ILG

Wintersleep has spent the last decade establishing, developing, and re-inventing their sound to share with audiences around the world. After winning a Juno Award for 2007’sWelcome To The Night Sky, touring extensively in support of 2010’s New Inheritors and performing on The Late Show With David Letterman last year, the band settled down during the summer of 2011 to focus on their next endeavor. Co-produced and mixed byDave Fridmann (MGMT, The Flaming Lips) and Tony Doogan (Belle & Sebastian, Mogwai), Wintersleep’s new album, Hello Hum, signifies a new chapter in the band’s history. Inspired by the members’ collective experiences, waking dreams, and musical experimentations, Hello Hum will be released June 12 via Roll Call Records/ILG.

A collection of diverse tracks that showcase the band’s versatility, Hello Hum contains a mix of bright, upbeat tunes and soft, sweet ballads. For a preview of the album, check out “Resuscitate,” a lively cut driven by energetic bursts of guitar and dynamic percussion.

Download the “Resuscitate” MP3 HERE ! “Resuscitate” is out now on iTunes and album track “In Came The Flood” is also available at

Characterized by resonant harmonies, rich layers of elaborate instrumentation and ear-catching melodies, Wintersleep produces music that has the ability to grab listeners with its pop charm and keep them captivated with its subtle complexities. The new record opens with “Hum,” offering a swirling, slow-building intro to the series of energetic tracks that follow. The upbeat “In Came The Flood” showcases the depth of the band’s sound, featuring melodic vocals atop a densely layered foundation of guitars, vocal harmonies, and driving percussion. From its first note, “Nothing Is Anything (Without You)” possesses the instant appeal of a pop tune, with a prominent guitar melody and toe-tapping rhythm. “Smoke” closes out the album on a softer note, allowing melodic vocals to shine over a subdued instrumental background and steady rolling drum beat.

Wintersleep has seen successful tours in North America, the UK, Ireland and Europe, sharing stages with Pearl Jam, Broken Social Scene, Wolf Parade, The Hold Steadyand Paul McCartney among others. Praised by Flavorpill as having “catchy hooks, intricately crafted arrangements and intelligent lyrics,” stay tuned for more from Wintersleep as they storm the US this spring!

Hello Hum Tracklist
1.    Hum
2.    In Came The Flood
3.    Nothing Is Anything (Without You)
4.    Resuscitate
5.    Permanent Sigh
6.    Saving Song
7.    Rapture
8.    Unzipper
9.    Someone, Somewhere
10.  Zones
11.   Smoke



Scattered Trees Sympathy Out 8/9, download New Album Leaf Remix and Tour w/Asobi Sesku!

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 15, 2011 by dk

Scattered Trees Announce Physical Release
of Sympathy, out August 8 via Roll Call Records/EMI
New U.S. Tour, Including Dates with
Asobi Sesku and Wildfire!

“Sympathy, is filled with gorgeously melancholic tracks (think Wilco meets The Lonely Forest), and we can’t get enough.” –Nylon
“From the opening hum and drone that becomes a choral cascade on “Bury the Floors,” to the mellow yet majestic turn of “Five Minutes,” Sympathy is a joy to behold, all beguilingly beautiful invention that takes subtle shifts into elevated terrain.” – No Depression
“There’s a lot of hope in this music, and we’ve got a lot of hope for this band’s upcoming full-length, Sympathy.” – RCRD LBL
Scattered Trees is pleased to announce the physical release date of its latest record Sympathy, August 8th via Roll Call Record/EMI. In honor of the new physical release of the band’s album, Scattered Trees has made the Album Leaf’s remix “Four Days Straight” available for download.
Download  remix HERE and Scattered Trees’ original HERE .
In the hands of the Album Leaf, the band’s anthemic track becomes a slow-building ethereal epic. The band is also heading out on tour this spring and summer, including tour dates with Asobi Sesku. See full tour dates below. Stay tuned for new July/August tour dates coming soon!
It’s been a whirlwind year for Scattered Trees. A little over a year ago, Scattered Trees was effectively broken up, with members of the band literally scattered all across the country. Then, lead singer Nate Eiseland’s father passed away, and as a tribute to his late father, Nate penned a series of songs on his acoustic guitar. With those acoustic songs in hand, the band came back together in Chicago and fleshed out the tracks, writing the songs that would become Sympathy. That album has been praised by Nylon, RCRD LBL, Consequence of Sound and others as an album that’s not to be missed. The band’s music is also currently climbing the Hype Machine charts.
Born out of tragedy, Sympathy reaches for great emotional heights, exploring the intricacies of love and loss in the process. The lush confessional “Bury the Floors” opens the album, setting the tone for the rest of the record with lush multi-part harmonies and Nate Eiseland’s stark lyricism. It’s a diverse record where rock epics like “Love and Leave” and “Four Days Straight” exist side-by-side with slow-burners like “Five Minutes” and “On Your Side.” It’s a rare, cathartic record that’s as heartfelt as it is therapeutic.
Scattered Trees Upcoming Tour Dates:
5/13: Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews *
5/14: – Rock Island, IL @ Rock Island Brewing Co *
5/15: St Paul, MN @ Turf Club *
5/20: Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme *
5/24: Columbia, MO @ Mojo’s
5/27: Tucson, AZ @ Plush #
5/28: Los Angeles, CA @ Satellite Club #
5/30: San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill #
5/31: Sacramento, CA @ Blue Lamp #
6/2: Telluride, CO @ The Steaming Bean
6/3: Cheyenne, WY @ The Bananza
6/4: Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
* w/ Wildfiree
# w/ Asobi Seksu

Scattered Trees- Love and Leave (Video)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 7, 2011 by dk

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Scattered Trees -Sympathy (April 5, Roll Call Records)

Scattered Trees -Sympathy (April 5, Roll Call Records)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 28, 2011 by dk

Scattered Trees


(Roll Call Records/EMI, April 5, 2011)

“Scattered Trees music is the perfect accompaniment to spring. Even the crew’s more introspective tracks sound as if they were recorded in the warming heat of the late-afternoon sun, frontman Nate Eiesland casually delivering his words between sips of lemonade from a porch swing.”
– The Chicago Tribune
“…recalls Jeff Tweedy and Dean Wareham sharing a taxi in the wee small hours.”
– My Old Kentucky Blog 

“There’s a lot of hope in this music, and we’ve got a lot of hope for this band’s upcoming full-length, Sympathy, this spring.”

On April 5th, Chicago’s Scattered Trees will release their full-length record, Sympathy, via Roll Call Records/EMI

For Scattered Trees, Sympathy is a labor of love that almost didn’t happen. The band grew up together in the outskirts of Chicago, playing music together in various groups over the years. They became a family in more ways than one, with some of the members sharing last names — albeit for different reasons. Scattered Trees became a staple of Chicago clubs, but as time passed, the band’s members were drawn to various parts of the country. Scattered Trees as a band looked all but over. And then, tragedy struck. Lead singer Nate Eiesland’s father passed away, and while mourning, Nate picked up his guitar again and started penning a record dedicated to his memory. Those songs became Sympathy.
The album is a focused, deeply personal collection of songs that finds Scattered Trees experimenting with lush multi-part harmonies, constructing dynamic builds, and exploring the intricacies of love and loss. Opening with “Bury the Floors,” Nate sings “It’s the house that I built you to fall / We started to walk then we stood up to crawl / So bury the floors and burn down the walls / to find ourselves by morning.” Driving rock epics like “Four Days Straight” rub shoulders with melancholic elegies like “Where You Came From.” The album’s title track starts with a stripped-down plaintive mandolin, ultimately fading into a slow-burning orchestral groove. Melting into “Five Minutes,” Scattered Trees continues the build until the track bursts forth. The band rounds out the record with the mournful acoustic closer “On Your Side,” a fitting tribute for a deeply heartfelt and therapeutic album.

The band will be playing a series of dates leading up to the release of their album, as well as shows at SXSW. Check out their dates below:

Scattered Trees Upcoming Tour Dates:

2/26 – New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall
3/3 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas 
3/5 – Minneaoplis, MN @ Cause 
3/18 – Austin, TX @ The Ghost Room (Musebox SXSW Day Party)