|Photo by Scott Munn|
I am very excited to see SiC favorites Frightened Rabbit on Monday; I adore them, and I adore the new record. But I might be even more excited, just a little, to see their tourmates, Nova Scotian indie noisescapers Wintersleep, a band you’ve probably never heard of before but who you’re about to fall in love with on this Frightened Rabbit tour.
Wintersleep, with the release of their sixth LP Hello Hum in 2012, blew me away in 2011, the one and only time I saw them live. They mesmerized all of Kings Barcade in Raleigh, with their wild, wide-open indie rock — it’s the kind of post-progessive rock that I do love, where the sounds are creating a visual score, and Wintersleep are masters of it.
They’re masters of creativity, too; as a tour trailer for this current tour, they requested and received fan shot video from their 2012 tour, and curated a gorgeous, startling video of live footage for Hello Hum‘s ‘Resuscitate’. Check it out below, and make sure you get there early for all their dates with Frightened Rabbit.