Its brave for a band to centre their song in a time and place, to sing about a present, in particular a political present. However at the same time newspaper editorial boards across America are coming out against Donald Trump, calling his campaign a danger to the country, Halifax alt-rock band Wintersleep release a provocative video for the instantly classic track "Amerika" from their new album The Great Detachment, available on Dine Alone (breathe). Director Scott Cudmore has created a fine visual partner to the song and it sings to the unease the world is feeling at the moment as even the Yankee’s closest allies wonder wtf!!
We live in interesting times.
Wintersleep have a couple of dates at Candian Music Week 206, they play the Dine Alone showcase May 6 at the Legendary Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto and then head down the east coast of the states before returning to their hometown.
May 4 - Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix (Canadian Music Week - INDIE AWARDS)
May 6 - Toronto, ON @ The Horseshoe Tavern (Dine Alone CMW Showcase)
May 10 - Washington, DC @ DC9*
May 11 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas*
May 13 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade*
May 14 - Boston, MA @ Great Scott*
July 8 - Halifax, NS @ Gridlock Festival
July 10 - Quebec, QC @ Festival d'été
July 14-17 - Pemberton, BC @ Pemberton Festival
Aug 21 - Elora, ON @ Riverfest Elora
* w/ Plants and Animals