I’m really warming up to this new single from Wintersleep, the anthemic “Amerika”, the lead-off track from The Great Detachment (to be released on March 4, 2016 via Dine Alone Records).
The 11-song collection was recorded at Halifax’s Sonic Temple (the birthplace of Welcome To The Night Sky and its preceding 2003 self-titled and 2005 untitled efforts) with producer Tony Doogan (Belle & Sebastian, Mogwai). The band recorded the majority of The Great Detachment live-off-the-floor. “It’s a very different energy,” vocalist/guitarist Paul Murphy opines, “and one that we kind of missed.”
The propulsive rock feel of “Amerika” showcases crashing guitars and clever hooks ripe with the raw emotion of earlier hits like “Oblivion” and “Black Camera.” Something about it too reminds me of the Pixies hit “Where Is My Mind?”, do you get that too?