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

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