Posted by: Nick | May 28, 2009

The Winter Sounds w/ Paul Baribeau @ Skull Alley – 6/26

The Winter Sounds @ Skull Alley on June 26, 2009.  Tix are only $5 bucks.  Paul Baribeau is also playing.

The Winter Sounds- Candlelight

Paul Baribeau Ten Things
Paul BaribeauHard Work

More info and tour dates below the break…

About The Winter Sounds:

Playing 217 shows across America in 2007, The Winter Sounds seem to have an insatiable enthusiasm for touring, sleeping on floors, eating ramen noodles, and getting their music heard. For members of the band, the road is their home. They are the perfect example of the DIY work ethic, of taking an inventory of life and then deciding to believe in yourself enough to mortgage your future for your dream.

The band originally started in January 2006 as a studio project and a way for singer/songwriter Patrick Keenan to document his ideas – but the group was inspired and decided to take it on the road. Four months into touring on their independent release, Land of No Output, The Winter Sounds signed to Livewire Recordings.

Since then Keenan has recruited a revolving cast of the Southeast’s finest young and talented musicians to support his vision. The newest album Porcelain Empire encompasses “the sound of all seasons, evoking every shimmering, driving, melodic and melancholic cornerstone of the last two decades of indie rock.” (Heeb Magazine) The band infuses elements of new wave, punk, and synth pop into their carefully crafted and lyrically inspiring songs to create a wholly new sound. Summer of 2008 sees the Winter Sounds heading back to the studio to record a new album with an international tour to follow.

The Winter Sounds are never content with good enough, pushing themselves to exhaustion, and doing what they have always dreamed of doing. They are always on tour and they are coming to your town.

The Winter Sounds Are:

Patrick Keenan
Bass, Vocals

Clayton Taylor
Guitar, Vocals

Ryan Durdin
Drums

Merideth Huff
Keys, vox

Some words about The Winter Sounds:

Their sophomore album, “Porcelain Empire,” encompassed “the sound of all seasons, evoking every shimmering, driving, melodic and melancholic cornerstone of the last two decades of indie rock.”
(Heeb Magazine)

“Patrick Keenan sings about in a way that mysteriously sounds like the very definition of what the British blokes cream themselves over. Yet, there’s this very subtle American emotionalism to it that savors – oddly enough – the fragility of a thousand compressed feelings, once all strewn about, but now collected and focused upon specific loves of tragic consequence and dimensions.”
(Day Trotter)

“Throughout Porcelain Empire, singer Patrick Keenan now and then conceives of himself as a ghost, drifting slowly towards death or hurtling towards it, nostalgic for an uncapturable past or a love that’s gone. That’s the thread that holds the disparate parts of the album together, and what makes it a success despite its missteps. The band’s got promise.”
(Pop Matters)

Upcoming Tour Dates:
5/8 – Chicago, Ill. @ the Elbo Room
5/15 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Mercy Lounge w/ Dent May & Kindercastle
5/19 – Athens, Ga. @ Caledonia Lounge
5/20 – Charlotte, NC @ The Casbah w/ Jukebox the Ghost and Jenny Owen Youngs
5/21 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Cat’s Cradle w/ Jukebox the Ghost and Jenny Owen Youngs
5/22 – Richmond, Va. @ Canal Club w/ Jukebox the Ghost and Jenny Owen Youngs
5/23 – Washington, DC @ Rock N’ Roll Hotel w/ Jukebox the Ghost and Jenny Owen Youngs
6/26 – Louisville, Ky. @ Skull Alley
6/27 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Bloomfield Bridge Tavern w/ Persona Grata
7/1 – Charlotte, NC @ Evening Muse
7/3 – Meridian, Miss. @ Meridian Underground
7/4 – Pensacola, Fl. @ Sluggo’s
7/6 – New Orleans, La. @ TBA
7/9 – Lafayette, La. @ Artmosphere
7/10 – Lake Charles, La. @ TBA w/ Magnolia Sons
7/15 – Lawrence, Ks. @ Replay Lounge
7/16 – St. Louis, Miss. @ Cicero’s
7/17 – Little Rock, Ak. @ Vino’s
7/22 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ The Fire
7/23 – Albany, NY @ Red Square
7/25 – Parlin, NJ @ Buddie’s Tavern
7/26 – New York, NY @ The Annex
7/27 – Baltimore, Md. @ Joe Squared
7/29 – Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
7/30 – Toledo, Ohio @ Frankie’s

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