“The sound of all seasons, evoking every shimmering, driving, melodic and melancholic cornerstone of the last two decades of indie rock.”
— Heeb Magazine
THE WINTER SOUNDS
Known for their frenetic live performances, the Winter Sounds blend the danceable post-punk of pioneers like Gang of Four with more contemporary electro-pop to forge their own unique sound. Their fourth full-length, MAXIMUM REALITY, comes out January 12th, 2018 on Logica Sonica Records.
“The Winter Sounds have it going on! “Heartbeats” offers an optimistic, contagious melody sparkling with layers of instrumental harmonics, dreamlike lyrics and Keenan’s undeniably interesting voice. You don’t want to miss “Heartbeats.” I’ve already added it to my personal playlist, and I’m looking forward to the album dropping with eager anticipation.” - Huffington Post, 8/24/2017
“…the band’s ever-shifting sound is basically an amalgam of indie-rock all-stars—a bit of Arcade Fire’s cinematic grandeur, a pinch of Bloc Party’s synth-driven skittishness, a gloss of Belle And Sebastian’s melancholy—its passion is genuine (even intoxicating in a live setting), and the group’s mid-song stylistic turns are anything but predictable.” - A/V Club
"While contemplating the track’s heavy themes, feast your eyes on the band’s psychedelic video, which offers layers of colors and objects on top of the group’s precise performance. The song itself is poppy and energetic, though the lyrics may seem otherwise, dealing with death and rebirth all the while tying in with the appropriate imagery throughout the clip, directed by Jeffrey Moore and later artistically altered by Bob Jones." - CMJ.com
"Not too long ago, this Nashville quintet went to Chicago and played a swanky company Christmas party, recorded a Daytrotter session and played sets at Martyr’s and for a local high school choir class. Which is actually a neat summation of the music — it’s just exotic enough to sound like that one Decemberists’ record the suits get along with; it’s rooted in enough folk tradition to sound good pared down live in the studio; it’s just Portlandia enough for the indie bar crowd; and it’s just glockenspiel-friendly enough to reveal its high school band-grad roots and Polyphonic Spree fan-club membership past. None of that, by the way, is meant as insult." - John Schacht, Creative Loafing Charlotte