The Winter Pageant
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The Winter Pageant

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The best kept secret in music


"Frank Valish"

"..The music is filled with atmospheric textures, shimmering guitar, breathy vocals, and calm melodies; it's almost as if the album floats by on a cloud. Waning/Waxing is hypnotic without being boring, spacey without being mindless."-FRANK VALISH, UNDER THE RADAR (ISSUE 7) - Under The Radar

"Alison Rosen"

"Waning/Waxing comes on like a late-summer reverie‹elusive and transient, filled with gorgeous sonic swells and hypnotic flourishes· What's remarkable is the way the sprawling, doleful tunes remain hummable throughout."
- Timeout NY

"New York Press"

"The Winter Pageant are as grandly symphonic and atmospheric as Sigur Ros, yet with '70s rock sensibility and style.." -NEW YORK PRESS - New York Press

"Ken Switzer"

"..The Winter Pageant is pretty, captivating and earnest·something like Elliott Smith fronting Blonde Redhead" - KEN SWITZER, VILLAGE VOICE - Village Voice

"L Magazine"

"...Standing Live before this ethereal band is like being covered with a gauzy white blanket of noise. They are ghostly and their visuals evoke something shadowy, lurking. Colorless like ice, their music floats dreamily downward: lush, epic, fragile." - THE L MAGAZINE - L magazine

"Michael Pelusi"

"True to their name, The Winter Pageant makes music that can be vividly decorative, yet shot through with a hard, chilled air. The guitars alternate between quiet repetition and lurches of shoegazerisms, while organ and glockenspiel poke through, adding spirit. Singer-guitarist Byron Westbrook's breathy, whispered falsetto transcends mere affectation to create a sense of shared secrets. Their brand-new self-released Waning/Waxing contains moments that seem to stop time." —MICHAEL PELUSI, PHILADELPHIA CITY PAPER - Philadelphia CityPaper

"Dorothy Robinson"

"Waning/Waxing is a strong debut from the indie group. The LP's seven songs reveal their keen musicianship and knack for making their somewhat odd instrument choices relevant to a rock audience."- DOROTHY ROBINSON, METRO NY - Metro NY

"Marisa Brickman"

"The Winter Pageant is passionate about breaking rules. Lush instrumentation and expansive sonic arrangements... ethereal."
- 'Sup Magazine

"SXSW Pick"

“New Brooklyn band the Winter Pageant crystallizes swirly, dream pop influences similar to the Autumns, Eaves, or Stills – only with more of a visceral edge.”- MICHAEL CHAMY, AUSTIN CHRONICLE: (SXSW picks) - Austin Chronicle

"Grayson Currin"

“NYC five-piece The Winter Pageant churns dark tides in choppy waters, sailing in a skiff of straight-ahead, mechanical rhythms supporting cloaked melodies under a banner of ethereal vocals and spiraling guitars inspired by Johnny Greenwood” –GRAYSON CURRIN, RALEIGH INDEPENDENT WEEKLY - Raleigh Independent Weekly


Waning/Waxing (2005) all tracks have received some sort of airplay, be it streaming or radio, etc. charted #9 on WOXY Cincinatti


Feeling a bit camera shy


Since the release of Waning/Waxing in 2005, the Winter Pageant has played a number of sold out shows including a sold out SXSW showcase with American Analog Set, Stars, and others.

The Winter Pageant has played with: American Analog Set, Stars, The Clientele, The Dears, TV on the Radio, +/-, Mobius Band, I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness, French Kicks, The Double, Asobi Seksu, Architecture In Helsinki, Explosions in the Sky, Adem, Tarantula, Mono, Eluvium, The Hold Steady, Dirty Projectors, The Rosebuds, Elf Power, Blood On The Wall, Early Man, Sea Snakes, The Shore, Psychic Ills, Preston School of Industry and others.