Wintergreen

Wintergreen

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If a marriage between Death Cab For Cutie ’s savvy indie rock and the heavy surging guitars of Dinosaur Jr. would put you on cloud 9, then enter the chapel of Wintergreen.

Biography

The Los Angeles collective draws upon the infectious pop/rock landscape of the late sixties (i.e. Kinks, Zombies, Beatles ) set against the dark backdrop of early nineties angst (i.e. Pixies, Nirvana ). Their upcoming full length release titled, 'Rebel Shout' exposes the visage of a more serious tenor without succumbing to the melodrama that has compromised many of their contemporaries.
Wintergreen released their five-song debut, The Extended Play, on the tiny indie Mt. Fuji Records to little notice in late 2005. Several months later, an extremely clever video for the song "When I Wake Up" directed by Keith Schofield [Death Cab, Fatboy Slim, David Byrne] -- based on the urban legend of the Atari's ET game debacle in which millions of cartridges were recalled and allegedly buried in the desert of New Mexico. Becoming an instant online classic, the exposure led to a top feature on YouTube[5.6.06], a MySpace 'Indie Spotlight' feature, circulation on both FUSE and Direct TV's The 101 as well as a mention in the popular German publication Der Spiegel as well SPIN magazine [May '06] . The band's MySpace fan count quickly shot up well over 50,000 strong and still growing. Several hundred thousand views later, Wintergreen had become a bona fide buzz band! * Over 2 million views to date
The band followed up with a 2007 self released LP, '(Around &) Around Again,' which drew modest attention. A second video was shot and directed by Keith Schofield, which premiered at the BUG Video Festival [UK] late 2007. While being extremely well received throughout the blogosphere and indie underground, this video for their song "Can't Sit Still" tackled a slightly more controversial subject matter of making illicit drugs from common household items. The band is shown demonstrating how to cook up a variety of hardcore drugs in a step-by-step fashion. The videos caused a bit of a stir online creating endless debates as to whether the recipes were real or fake. For obvious legal reasons the recipes were completely fictitious and harmless. The video drew even more massive attention for the band.
Following a successful college radio campaign, multiple tours of the Northwest and a showcase performance at SXSW 2007, the band underwent a difficult member change in the lineup and subsequently began a gradual transformation into a more sophisticated and dynamic style of rock heard on their ' Forest St - ep. '
The band is now gearing up to release their upcoming 2010 full length LP titled, “Rebel Shout” off their new label, NYC based Old Flame Records (subsidiary of Razor & Tie).

Discography

The Extended Play [EP] - released off Mt. Fuji Records. '06
(Around &) Around Again [LP] - self released '07
Forest St. [EP] - released off Old Flame Records '08
Rebel Shout [LP] - upcoming 2010 release on Old Flame Records

Set List

8-9 songs. 35-40 min set