Following the release of their 2005 self-titled sophomore album, Wintersleep spent months on the road touring through Canada, America and Europe. Upon return to their native Halifax, the band enlisted the ear of veteran producer Tony Doogan (Mogwai, Belle & Sebastian and Super Furry Animals), and hid themselves in studio for April and May of 2007. It was during this time that the ten tracks of Welcome… grew into their final stunning form.
Wintersleep earned a nomination for Alternative Album of the Year (Welcome to the Night Sky) and won the award for BEST NEW GROUP at the 2008 JUNO AWARDS.
“this is one of the best Canadian rock albums this year. Possessing a crystal clear vision and with nary a note misplayed, each song sparkles with an energy and verve that literally lifted me off my chair with glee. ” – EXCLAIM!
“Within a few bars, it’s pretty clear Wintersleep should have a hit on their hands… this is BIG MUSIC.” – DROWNED IN SOUND
“Musically, they are on par with Band of Horses, with engulfing waves of FM-friendly sound and the odd glimpse of Interpol’s steely glare… Weighty Ghost could be Wintersleep’s Losing My Religion.” – MOJO
// VINYL OUT OF STOCK
HDD001 · RELEASE DATE: June 15th, 2008
Limited edition first pressing of 200 on clear vinyl (via HDD only) and 800 on classic black vinyl wordwide.
Gatefold lp printed on coated SBS. Limited first edition pressing of 200 clear vinyl and 200 on black vinyl LPs. Album download code included. Features artwork from the European release of Welcome to the Night Sky by Melissa Kearney, Paul Murphy & James Mejia. Package design by James Mejia.