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

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