Winter's Fall
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Winter's Fall

Berkeley, California, United States | INDIE

Berkeley, California, United States | INDIE
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Jun
19
Winter's Fall @ The Hotel Utah Saloon

San Francisco, California, USA

San Francisco, California, USA

Jun
05
Winter's Fall @ Rickshaw Stop

San Francisco, California, USA

San Francisco, California, USA

Mar
13
Winter's Fall @ Johnny V's

San Jose, California, USA

San Jose, California, USA

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“…strong songwriting and an atmospheric feel that have it quickly becoming one of my favorite Bay Area records of the year.”
- www.kqed.org


“We were quite simply blown away. It’s an astonishingly fully-realized work.”
- www.thebaybridged.com/


"Highly recommended- Five stars... Audible Faulker for the 21st century" - www.hickorywind.org


"As impressed as I am with this project's sound and songwriting I have to say that I'm more interested with why the masses aren't simply raving about Peter Stanley and Co.'s Muddy & White EP. I mean, this stuff is incredible! Hell, I would even say it's one of the better EPs that I've come across here in the first part of the year. Perhaps people will come around whenever their upcoming full length is released?" - www.sideonetrackone.com


"A nifty blend of folk, pop noir and country with enough indie rock and glitchy laptop noise to push it to the front of a crowded alt. folk pack. Bandleader Peter Stanley's a great story teller with a fresh, arresting voice." - http://mlubenow.blogspot.com/


"His incorporation of intuitive country elements with familiarly laced aspects of contemporary indie-rock creates a listening experience that has come to be wholesomely enjoyable."
"Stanley's vocals on "Muddy & White" contain a deep, musky slur comparable to The National's Matt Berninger. His lyrical prowess is also comparable."
"Stanley's outputted sincerity allows for a release that is impressive in several forms of melodic creativity and lyrical fascination. If anything, it has me extremely excited for Winter's Fall's debut album, due for release later this year." - www.obscuresound.com


Discography

"Muddy and White" EP (self released 2007)
"Winter's Fall" LP (self released 2008)
"At All Angles" (2011)

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San Francisco Weekly said Winter’s Fall was something like “a mix between Cormac McCarthy and Ray Bradbury”, or for the less well read, Western meets Science Fiction. Odd, we know, but At All Angles makes you wonder if the two genres were always meant to collide. Their new record finds the band sweeping the curtain aside to reveal a well developed marriage of organic and electronic soundscapes.

To complete what was conceived as a start-to-finish “album arc” the band meticulously prepared and mapped out the recording’s entire scope. Transitions, multi-song suites, tempos, and keys were planned out to the letter. At All Angles truly finds front man Peter Winter Stanley leading his band of multi-instrumentalists into new territories. Brothers Keith and Pete Gidlund, Hans Ashlock, and Jody Clarke bring these songs to life.

There is the thematic linking in the three instrumental songs (beginning, middle, and end) which I'm told imagine a futuristic “surveyor” who discovers and charts new landscapes. Though the real story is not in narratives or lyrics but in the tones and textures that come from the electronics, steel guitar, and math rock-esque time signatures that weave themselves through the album. All this set underneath Stanley’s intimate literary prose and unique vocal delivery.

The Berkley, CA band's 2007 (Muddy & White), and 2008 (Self-titled) releases brought them critical attention. They released their third album under label Velvet Blue Music.