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With a name that fits a Nova Scotia-based band rather well, Wintersleep formed in 2001. Initially, they were part of the Nova Scotia label and artists' collective Dependent Music, which released their first two albums, 2003's Wintersleep and 2005's untitled full-length, as the band was just getting rolling. The band graduated to the big time -- that is to say the major labels -- in 2006, when Wintersleep signed with Labwork, a subsidiary of EMI Canada. Members Paul Murphy (vocals and guitar), Tim D'Eon (guitar and keyboards), Jud Haynes (bass), Jon Samuel (keyboards), and Loel Campbell (drums) were able to see their first two releases get a second look on their new label, complete with bonus tracks, but in 2007 Haynes left the group. A quick replacement was found in Mike Bigelow, and Wintersleep soon delivered their third album, Welcome to the Night Sky which netted them a Juno award in 2008. Riding their newfound success, they returned in 2010 with New Inheritors which reached #12 on the Canadian charts. They continued to push their sonic limits, working with co-producers Dave Fridmann and Tony Doogan on 2012's acclaimed Ho Human. A late 2015 announcement that they had signed a worldwide deal with Dine Alone Records was followed in early 2016 by the release of their sixth album, The Great Detachment. ~ Chris True & Timothy Monger
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  1.   Song
  2.   Santa Fe
  3.   Weighty Ghost
  4.   Territory
  5.   Amerika
  6.   Oblivion
  7.   Black Camera
  8.   Nerves Normal, Breath Normal
  9.   Smoke
  10.   Encyclopedia
  11.   Miasmal Smoke & The Yellow Bellied Freaks
  12.   Murderer
  13.   Lipstick
  14.   Astronaut
  15.   Rapture
  16.   Freak Out
  17.   Danse Macabre
  18.   Spirit
  19.   Shadowless
  20.   Nothing Is Anything (Without You)
  21.   In Came The Flood
  22.   Mirror Matter
  23.   Laser Beams
  24.   Search Party
  25.   Dead Letter & The Infinite Yes
  26.   Snowstorm
  27.   Avalanche
  28.   Assembly Lines
  29.   Fog
  30.   Faithful Guide
  31.   Someone, Somewhere
  32.   A Long Flight
  33.   Jaws of Life
  34.   Who Are You
  35.   Zones
  36.   Experience the Jewel
  37.   Echolocation
  38.   Blood Collection
  39.   Ambulance
  40.   Orca
  41.   People Talk
  42.   Baltic
  43.   Motion
  44.   Love Lies
  45.   More Than
  46.   Hum
  47.   Terrible Man
  48.   New Inheritors
  49.   Mausoleum
  50.   Sore
  51.   Butterfly
  52.   Caliber (Treatment Room Montreal)
  53.   Listen (Listen, Listen)
  54.   Permanent Sigh
  55.   Trace Decay
  56.   Drunk on Aluminium
  57.   Home
  58.   Resuscitate
  59.   Archaeologists
  60.   Migration
  61.   Unzipper
  62.   Insomnia
  63.   Preservation
  64.   Saving Song
  65.   Wind
  66.   Metropolis
  67.   The Dead
  68.   Lifting Cure

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