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 release "Make America Great Again" for 30 Days, 30 Songs 03 Nov 2016
Today, Barsuk is ecstatic to announce the release of "Make America Great Again", the first new song by John Roderick of The Long Winters in nearly a decade. "Make America Great Again" is part of 30 Days, 30 Songs, an independent project in support of defeating this year's Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump. Created by writer Dave Eggers and the team that brought you 2012's 90 Days, 90 Reasons, 30 Days, 30 Songs is a daily, evolving playlist, which has already seen contributions from the likes of Death Cab for Cutie, Franz Ferdinand, Aimee Mann, El Vy and more.
Listen to The Long Winters "Make America Great Again" here.
"While there are a lot of songs that express elements of what makes Donald Trump so appealing to his followers, like 'Desperado' by the Eagles, 'Sweet Home Alabama' by Lynyrd Skynyrd, 'Honky Tonk Badonkadonk' by Trace Adkins and 'White Rider' by Skrewdriver, there's never been a song that put everything together under one roof," says Roderick. "'Make America Great Again' is a folk song, because it's from the Volk, the people. If I can help condense all the feelings and issues that inspire Trump voters into a song, and then play that song for the world, well then I will have done my part."
All songs will be posted on 30days30songs.com as well as via Spotify playlists.