Genres:Folk, Pop Rock, Alternative Pop, Rock - Pop Rock, Rock - Indie Rock, Rock - Alternative Pop
Starting with their self-titled debut in 2005, Winterpills have built a vibrant career with their exquisite chamber-pop songs that The Washington Post called “densely packed but hugely evocative, tiny bombs of feeling and meaning… fiendishly melodic", attracting fans from their native New England to the Netherlands and beyond.
They may be one of the most exciting bands to emerge from Northampton, Massachusetts in recent years, adding another chapter to the ever-expanding world of ethereal indie-pop. They play haunting, delicate, dynamic, room-hushingly beautiful music with shimmering melodies and aching lyrics. Fronted by singers Philip Price and Flora Reed, they harmonize closely, often and gorgeously.
They have released four records to critical acclaim and have grown into "a band that is only becoming more essential" (The Hartford Courant). Their most recent release is the E.P. Tuxedo of Ashes, about which The New York Times wrote, “Around Mr. Price’s gentle voice and the picking of his guitar or banjo, Winterpills gradually builds elegant arrangements steeped in 1960s folk-pop and rootsy rock, hinting at Simon and Garfunkel and Fairport Convention. While the gathered instruments offer some solace, the songs stay haunted." In addition to touring, Winterpills' music has been used in numerous television shows including the hit ABC show Grey’s Anatomy and the U.K. series Skins. They have shared the stage with such notable and diverse artists as Vampire Weekend, CAKE, Grant-Lee Phillips, St. Vincent, Lisa Germano, Juana Molina, Crowded House, Fountains of Wayne, Martha Wainwright, and The Mountain Goats. Look for the next chapter from Winterpills to be released in February of 2012.