Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Wintersleep & the Juno Awards
Canada's equivalent of the grammy's, the Juno Awards took place last night in Calgary. As we've said before here, there's a heap of good young talent being cranked out north of the border. One example of this is the relatively new up and comers Wintersleep, who walked home with the best new group award. In 2007 the band released Welcome to The Night Sky which is actually their third album and saw the band expand and experiment with their sound. Some tracks worth checking out are "Drunk on Aluminum" which reminds me a little of Death Cab for Cutie & the melodic sing along stomper "Weighty Ghost". The album, Welcome To The Night Sky has yet to be distributed in the US, but can be purchased on the band's website.
Other notable happenings at the Juno's... Feist took home the Album of the Year & Artist of the year trophy's and best New Artist of the year went to the talented Serena Ryder.
photo credit: Scott Munn