Wintersleep premiere “Santa Fe” from The Great Detachment

This morning, Wintersleep have premiered the newest offering from their forthcoming album The Great Detachment, titled “Santa Fe.” Click here to listen to the track on Noisey.

Pre-order the new record from the beloved Halifax indie rock group on iTunes and receive “Santa Fe” and “Amerika” instantly. Physical products, including limited edition vinyl, cassettes and CD’s are also available for pre-order on our webstore.


Two years in the making, the album marks a return to the organic approach of the band’s earlier works that simultaneously sees them reaching new pinnacles of songwriting and production. 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, adding an organic and transparent aural aesthetic to the collection. The album is very much an introspective work, both conceptually and thematically. It delivers a welcome dose of the atmospheric, entrancing alt-rock for which the band has become known, with beautifully orchestrated arrangements anchored by haunting, almost hypnotic vocal melodies. “It’s a very different energy,” vocalist/guitarist Paul Murphy opines, “and one that we kind of missed.”

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