The Long Winters: Putting the Days to Bed

The Long Winters
Putting the Days to Bed
(Barsuk)

The Long Winters is one of those bands that you probably never knew existed, yet when you hear them for the first time, you slap your palm to your forehead and wonder how you could have been so musically dense. Fortunately, it’s never too late to jump onto the good music bandwagon, and with their new release, Putting The Days To Bed, I am confident that it won’t be long before The Long Winters have inspired many to take that leap.

It is rare that an album comes along that really opens your eyes to the world of music around you, but Putting The Days To Bed does exactly that. If it’s not the rich lyrics that grab you, it’s the intricate melodies and beautiful blend of smooth folk and rock that will guarantee you stick around for more.

More than that, this album will likely make you wonder how so much music of inferior quality keeps getting created and mass-produced when there is such exquisite beauty to be found and appreciated in little known artists such as The Long Winters.

If you pride yourself on knowing “what’s what” when it comes to great music, I implore you to go out right this minute and buy this album. Just knowing you’re taking that extra step to helping insure that superb music like this doesn’t get lost in the shuffle of overproduced and over-hyped nonsense that passes for musical greatness in society today should be incentive alone. The beauty, however, is that you get to own an outstanding album in the process.