FROM: New Orleans, LA
500 shows over the last 5 years. That is the true definition of a band hard at work.
That band is Nashville's The Winter Sounds. Fun. Energetic. Anthemic. All words to describe The Winter Sounds and their catchy-as-hell sonic gems. Started in Athens, GA by sole-TWS constant, Patrick Keenan, the band has morphed into a juggernaut touring machine with pop chops that turn heads and get feet tapping. Now calling Nashville, TN home, Keenan and crew teamed up with veteran producer Scott Solter (ie. Spoon, St. Vincent, Okkervil River) and are primed and ready to go with their latest full length entitled Runner (out 11/27/2012) on Florida's New Granada Records.
Runner abounds with the frenetic live energy that the band is known for, mixing elements of danceable post-punk and contemporary electro-pop with an '80's flair. Of Runner, Keenan says “Each song represents a lost belief or some failed ambition. But, within each one there are personal realizations and revelations.”
“a familiarly anthemic wall of guitars, electronics, strings and melancholy melodies that all add up to a no-brainer for critical acclaim.”
- The Nashville Scene
“the fragility of a thousand compressed feelings, once all strewn about, but now collected and focused upon specific loves of tragic consequence and dimensions.”
"Do they really sound like winter? Yes, because keyboards-and-beats-infused bleeding heart anthems in
the key of Mumford conjure warm refuge from icy roads and bleak skies."
- The Columbus Dispatch