Wintersleep Head Stateside in May

Wintersleep has had praise heaped on them for their latest album, New Inheritors. The band has drawn some great compliments for their strong vocals and incredible arrangements.

The group spent the majority of 2010 on the road, touring with The Hold Steady and Matt Pond PA.

You can download a song from the band’s new album on their website, or see Wintersleep as they make their way across the East Coast. Check them out here:

May 3rd – Club Metronome – Burlington, VT
May 4th – Union Hall – Brooklyn, NY
May 5th – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
May 6th – The Southern – Charlottesville, VA
May 7th – King’s Barcade – Raleigh, NC
May 8th – Tin Roof – Charleston, SC
May 9th – Earl – Atlanta, GA
May 11th – The Golden West Cafe – Baltimore, MD
May 12th – Black Cat – Washington, DC (w/ The Besnard Lakes)
May 13th – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY (w/ The Besnard Lakes)
May 14th – Great Scott – Allston, MA (w/ The Besnard Lakes)

Mean Creek Offer Up Free EP

Boston-based rock quartet Mean Creek recently made their way to Brooklyn to record a new EP with legendary producer John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., The Hold Steady, etc.). After being named “Best Boston Act” by the readers of The Boston Phoenix and receiving nominations at this year’s Boston Music Awards for “Album of the Year” and “Song of the Year” for their track “The Comedian,” Mean Creek entered the studio earlier this month with Agnello in an attempt to capture their distinct live sound and energy onto recording. The resulting EP, entitled Hemophiliac, is now available for free download on the band’s BandCamp site.