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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.   Weighty Ghost
  3.   Oblivion
  4.   Black Camera
  5.   Archaeologists
  6.   Nerves Normal, Breath Normal
  7.   Faithful Guide
  8.   People Talk
  9.   Saving Song
  10.   Astronaut
  11.   Murderer
  12.   Sore
  13.   Lipstick
  14.   Smoke
  15.   Unzipper
  16.   Permanent Sigh
  17.   In Came The Flood
  18.   Terrible Man
  19.   New Inheritors
  20.   Mirror Matter
  21.   Mausoleum
  22.   Baltic
  23.   Laser Beams
  24.   Snowstorm
  25.   Avalanche
  26.   Home
  27.   The Dead
  28.   Ambulance
  29.   Motion
  30.   Danse Macabre
  31.   Jaws of Life
  32.   Insomnia
  33.   Migration
  34.   Miasmal Smoke & The Yellow Bellied Freaks
  35.   Hum
  36.   Listen (Listen, Listen)
  37.   Someone, Somewhere
  38.   Experience the Jewel
  39.   Nothing Is Anything (Without You)
  40.   Wind
  41.   Fog
  42.   Echolocation
  43.   Blood Collection
  44.   Dead Letter & The Infinite Yes
  45.   Drunk on Aluminium
  46.   Butterfly
  47.   Caliber (Treatment Room Montreal)
  48.   A Long Flight
  49.   Assembly Lines
  50.   Encyclopedia
  51.   Resuscitate
  52.   Preservation
  53.   Search Party
  54.   Rapture
  55.   Zones
  56.   Trace Decay

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