Alt-rock band Wintersleep has unveiled their powerful music video for single “Amerika.”The song delves into the juxtaposition of a society composed of individuals facing intense struggle and oppression, while being part of a nation founded on optimism and hope. PRESS HERE to watch the video, directed by Scott Cudmore, via Mic.com.
“The song made me think of civilizations that have come and gone in a way. Nations that have fallen from a kind of ‘golden age,'” said Cudmore. “But to me the video isn’t explicitly political – it’s about people and how we connect with one another, especially if we recognize that our time is finite.”
“Amerika” has held on to the No. 1 spot on the Canadian Rock chart for six weeks, and has topped the Canadian Alternative chart for three weeks, which earning some major play on BBC Radio 2in the UK, and impacting in the US now. The band has been busy supporting the single and new album The Great Detachment(Dine Alone Records) on a month-long Canadian tour and SXSW. In May Wintersleep will return to the US for a select run of Northeast dates with co-headliner Plants & Animals. See full routing below, and PRESS HERE for more information.
Two years in the making, The Great Detachment marks a return to the organic approach of the band’s earlier works that simultaneously sees them reaching new pinnacles of songwriting and production. The album was recorded at Halifax’s Sonic Temple (the birthplace of Welcome ToThe Night Sky and its preceding 2003 self-titled and 2005 untitled efforts) with producer Tony Doogan (Belle & Sebastian, Mogwai). The collection delivers a welcome dose of the atmospheric, entrancing alt-rock for which the band has become known, with beautifully orchestrated arrangements anchored by haunting, almost hypnotic melodies.