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The Winter Sounds are: Patrick Keenan, Joseph Reilly, Paul McKenna, Corey DiBiase, Jake Haggard
Hailing from Nashville, The Winter Sounds are a new wave, indie, post-punk band that formed in 2006. Started by front man Patrick Keenan, The Winter Sounds quickly gained a reputation as one of the ‘must see’ bands of the crowded music scene in Athens, Georgia. Known for their frenetic live performances, the band blended the danceable post-punk of pioneers like Gang of Four with more contemporary electro-pop to forge their own unique sound. In 2007, The Winter Sounds signed with Atlanta-based Livewire Recordings and recorded Porcelain Empire, their first full-length album. Hailed as, “thought provoking, atmospheric, uplifting, and just plain enjoyable,” Porcelain Empire established The Winter Sounds as a band poised for a breakthrough with a #20 alternative radio chart position, rotation on MTVU, national press attention, and fans across the US.
After relentless US/North American touring in 2008, the Winter Sounds followed Porcelain Empire with the thematic album Church of the Haunted South, released on Nashville label Theory 8 Records in 2009. Declared one of the “Top 10 Albums of 2009” by Atlanta A-List magazine, the LP hit with great reception. Insomnia Radio proclaimed Church “an intricate masterpiece, piecing together individually beautiful and unique tracks to create a warming, powerful album full of contrast and intrigue.” The band followed up with their next LP, “Runner” in December of 2012 on New Granada Records. The album also received rave reviews by such publications as CMJ, Magnet, The Big Takeover, and Creative Loafing.
The Winter Sounds will be on tour promoting their much anticipated fourth LP, Maximum Reality (releasing Jan 12, 2018). Fans enjoyed a sneak preview of the album with a 14 city fall tour and release of the first single off Maximum Reality, “Heartbeats”. The video premiered on Baeble Music in late August of ‘17 and received stellar reviews from publications such as Huffington Post, Essentially Pop, and AXS TV. The song and gorgeous visuals (beautifully shot in the Baltic country of Estonia) have kept the video in rotation on over 140+ cable video channels in North America. Also in August, the band released their soundtrack cut “Broken Bodies” from the Jack White-produced Netflix comedy special, Rory Scovel Tries Stand-up for the First Time. Maximum Reality is a fresh take on classic indie rock, sprinkled with 80’s synth pop and folk anthems. The album is slated for release on 1/12/18 and features production by Derek Garten (Jewel, Thunderbitch) and Jason Kingsland (Band of Horses, Belle & Sebastian). The album was mastered by Colin Leonard (JR JR, MIGOS).