JUNO Award-winning Wintersleep have returned with their seventh full-length record, In The Land Of via Dine Alone Records. They also returned to the Stiegl Hidden Studio to perform two tracks from the new album, “Beneficiary” and “Forest Fire.”
Much of the songwriting on the record focuses on the immense, mysterious nature of Canadian geography. “Our identities are constructed in relation to the land,” explains vocalist/guitarist Paul Murphy. “The land, both physical and figurative, changes, and so do we. Familiar land. Foreign land. Inhospitable land. Unceded land. Stolen land. Dead land. A lot of the songs touch on this idea of being a stranger or feeling foreign in all the different landscapes in which the songs took place lyrically.”
Watch them perform “Beneficiary” and “Forest Fire” from In The Land Of, live for Indie88 in the Stiegl Hidden Studio.