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Indie darlings Wintersleep are wasting no time making 2009 another memorable year. This week the band climbs to #26 on CMJ’s Top 200 chart with their critically acclaimed third album Welcome To The Night Sky.
This rapid ascension on the chart should come as no surprise as radio trade CMJ New Music Report predicted Wintersleep would make a big impact in 2009 when they put the band on the cover of their October 6th issue.
2008 was a banner year for Wintersleep in their native Canada where they won the Juno Award for Best New Group and a Much Music Video Award for “Weighty Ghost”. Later in the States they toured extensively with Wolf Parade, Portugal The Man and Earl Greyhound leading into the November 11th U.S. release of Welcome To The Night Sky. The album reaches radical new territory for the band, and many critics have already hailed its ‘album of the year’ potential.
The band is also making waves across the pond, earning raves in such influential English mags as Q, Mojo, Uncut and the NME, all helping to build anticipation for their cross-European tour beginning February 10th.
Wintersleep is currently touring in Canada and will soon announce a new slate of U.S. dates that will coincide with South By Southwest.
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