Why yes, I did do a version of Video Hits just yesterday, but I’m doing another, Wintersleep-only version today. Why? My reasons are two-fold: 1) this is our blog, therefore, we make the rulez. 2) I don’t know any other Halifax band that is playing on Letterman tonight, do you? (is this a historical occurrence? Has any Halifax band ever been on Letterman? Sloan? Jon Mullane? Let us know).
Yes, that is correct, local heroes Wintersleep will perform live on the Late Show tonight, and I have to say, I think that’s a pretty big deal. There was once a long period in my life where I watched Letterman every night (I DVR it now and watch it sometimes!), and despite that having ended on my return to Atlantic time coinciding with the incredibly early mornings that come as a side-effect to having children, I still view Dave as the late night king. So yeah, big deal these guys (and for Halifax, by proximity at the very least), and a just reward I’d say for the year or so of non-stop touring they’ve put in since the release of their last album, New Inheritors last year.
So congrats to the boys in Wintersleep, I hope you get some kind words and handshakes from Dave. Enjoy these vids (yeah, I put a live Weighty Ghost in there, they said they are playing an “old fav” on the show, but who knows), watch the show tonight (or tomorrow, like me!), and check out Wintersleep if they are new to you.
Wintersleep - Preservation
Wintersleep - Trace Decay
Wintersleep - Weighty Ghost - LiVE@SXSW
MP3:: Wintersleep - New Inheritors