Take Five with The Alternate Side: Wintersleep

by Kara Manning
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Wintersleep's amusingly named Hello Hum, the Canadian band's fifth album, finds the quintet at its most expansive, incisive and brooding.

The Juno-winning group chose to work with co-producers Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, MGMT) and Tony Doogan (Belle and Sebastian, Mogwai) on the new album, the followup to 2010's New Inheritors. It's a decision they discussed with The Alternate Side's Alisa Ali when the members of Wintersleep — singer/guitarist Paul Murphy, guitarist Tim D'eon, drummer Loel Campbell, keyboardist Jon Samuel and bassist Mike Bigelow — visited The Alternate Side studios for a four-song session.

The band launched its North American tour last week, and has a Brooklyn date, October 30, set for the Knitting Factory. In addition, Wintersleep is giving away a free song that's not on Hello Hum, called "Martyr," on their website. Hello Hum is available now via Lab Work/EMI Canada.

Read interview highlights and watch more videos from Wintersleep's session at The Alternate Side, and listen to the interview and performance today at 11 a.m. on 91.5 WNYE or online.

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