Last night Winterbirds came down and did a really beautiful in-studio session with me at KZSU. Their dark and slow songs came through well in their stripped down set of guitar with two vocals. Remco and Lia (also of) were really nice to boot.
Since I first saw the band almost five months ago, I’ve been listening to their songs on their myspace page and their EP. They’ve taken a while to sink in fully, but they’re really good. Their voices work together so well and Remco’s guitar style works well with the music.
Here’s their set list and some mp3s from the session:
- the Garden
Winterbirds – the Garden (Live at KZSU) (mp3, exclusive)
- Cold Hand Killer
- the Thing We Will Forget
Winterbirds – the Thing We Will Forget (Live at KZSU) (mp3, exclusive)
- Really the One
- Where Shall We Meet
- Run in Silence
Winterbirds – Run in Silence (Live at KZSU)) (mp3, exclusive)
- Rosewood Casket (American traditional)
Winterbirds – Rosewood Casket (Live at KZSU) (mp3, exclusive)
I think the highlight of the night was the 7 and a half minute long “Run in Silence”. The way it alternates between sparse (on both guitar and solo vocals) and fuller and more incessant works to build the song up very well.
It was revealed yesterday that there are only about 50 copies–each with hand-made packaging–of their EP left and it doesn’t look like there will be more after that. You can get your copy by messaging the band through myspace or email the band at info -at- winterbirdsmusic -d0t- com.