The Long Winters


bark54: The Long Winters / Putting The Days To Bed

Putting The Days To Bed


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When I Pretend To Fall

bark22: The Long Winters / The Worst You Can Do Is Harm

The Worst You Can Do Is Harm

Putting the days to bed, the third LP from Seattle's The Long Winters, combines the lyrical intimacy and melodic complexity of the Ultimatum EP with the guitar pop rave-ups of the bands previous full lengths. The two sides of songwriter John Roderick come together to create the most compelling Long Winters release to date.

John Roderick writes songs that make you feel like you've been talking to someone really interesting in an airport for the last hour and, although you know you'll never see them again, you just told them your whole life story and a part of you will love them forever. Good songs are hard to write, hard to find, and are unrelated to fashion. As Roderick says, "I like chairs that don't creak and songs that don't suck." There's a lot of music being made as an accessory now, but there will always be a need for actual songs. The Long Winters are working on making those, and with Putting The Days To Bed, they most certainly have succeeded.

The Long Winters to take When I Pretend to Fall on the road 30 Sep 2013

The Long Winters are pleased to announce more tour dates in celebration of the 10th anniversary of their indie rock cornerstone When I Pretend To Fall. As previously announced The Long Winters, comprised of the original 2003 touring members John Roderick, Sean Nelson, Eric Corson and Michael Schilling, will headline the second show in the Barsuk Records four-day 15th Anniversary celebration on Friday, November 8th at The Neptune Theatre. However, fans of the band in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Portland won't need to make the trip to Seattle to see this special performance, as the band has announced a short run of dates around the Barsuk 15th Anniversary celebration, with Seattle song-writer Andy Fitts filling in for Corson. In addition to The Long Winters' When I Pretend To Fall dates, Roderick will be opening a select few west coast dates on The Decemberists front-man Colin Meloy's recently announced solo tour.