Late in the summer of 2011, Wintersleep fleshed out new music ideas with Scottish producer/friend Tony Doogan (Belle & Sebastian, Mogwai) and Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev, MGMT) at the legendary Tarbox Road Studios in upstate New York.
Secluded in the same woods that had already seen the creation of so much amazing work, the group committed themselves to long, focused recording sessions…and the occasional badminton match. Doogan can crush a bird. Who knew? New album “Hello Hum” was released in early June.
Wintersleep formed in Halifax back in 2001 and won the Best New Group Juno in 2008. They’ll be playing Osheaga in Montreal in August and the Ottawa Blues Festival in September.