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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.   Amerika
  3.   Santa Fe
  4.   Oblivion
  5.   Territory
  6.   Weighty Ghost
  7.   Black Camera
  8.   Unzipper
  9.   Faithful Guide
  10.   Smoke
  11.   Permanent Sigh
  12.   Laser Beams
  13.   Orca
  14.   Nothing Is Anything (Without You)
  15.   Miasmal Smoke & The Yellow Bellied Freaks
  16.   Search Party
  17.   Sore
  18.   People Talk
  19.   Zones
  20.   Saving Song
  21.   Hum
  22.   Resuscitate
  23.   Preservation
  24.   Mausoleum
  25.   Encyclopedia
  26.   Echolocation
  27.   Blood Collection
  28.   Astronaut
  29.   Dead Letter & The Infinite Yes
  30.   Archaeologists
  31.   Drunk on Aluminium
  32.   Caliber (Treatment Room Montreal)
  33.   Wind
  34.   Migration
  35.   Listen (Listen, Listen)
  36.   Fog
  37.   Danse Macabre
  38.   Nerves Normal, Breath Normal
  39.   Insomnia
  40.   Lipstick
  41.   Jaws of Life
  42.   Rapture
  43.   In Came The Flood
  44.   New Inheritors
  45.   Avalanche
  46.   Butterfly
  47.   The Dead
  48.   A Long Flight
  49.   Terrible Man
  50.   Experience the Jewel
  51.   Baltic
  52.   Murderer
  53.   Home
  54.   Motion
  55.   Assembly Lines
  56.   Someone, Somewhere
  57.   Trace Decay
  58.   Snowstorm
  59.   Ambulance
  60.   Mirror Matter
  61.   Like the Spanish City to Me
  62.   Ultra-Violet
  63.   How You Gonna Lie
  64.   Early in the Morning
  65.   The Kids Are Ultra-Violent
  66.   Lifting Cure
  67.   More Than
  68.   Shadowless
  69.   Metropolis
  70.   Spirit
  71.   Freak Out
  72.   Love Lies
  73.   Who Are You

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