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This week’s artist On The Verge, the indie Wintersleep, have come a long way from Canada to make it into the WERS studio. The band from Halifax, Nova Scotia comes from humble beginnings. The boys of Wintersleep started their time together over ten years ago in the apartment of a building near collapse. Though it came seven years after their start as a band, Wintersleep won the 2008 Juno Award for New Group of the Year.
Wintersleep have performed their blend of rock all over; from The Late Show with David Letterman, all throughout Europe, and North America. During this time they’ve worked with some impressive acts and people, including The Hold Steady and Frightened Rabbit, and producers Tony Doogan (Belle & Sebastian, Mogwaii) and Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, MGMT).
Their latest album is Hello Hum, released in 2012. Doogan and Fridman recorded the album with the band in the summer of 2011. This is Wintersleep’s fifth album. They began writing Hello Hum while on tour for their previous album released in 2010, New Inheritors. They’re currently on tour again in support of Hello Hum. They opened for Frightened Rabbit at The House of Blues in Boston in early April, and are currently playing a few shows in Germany, followed by more in other Europeans nations.
Be sure to tune in at 4:15 PM this Tuesday to hear an exclusive in-studio performance and interview from Wintersleep only on 88.9 WERS.