THE LONG WINTERS – Putting the Days to Bed
This LP has a very good chance of being picked up by a lot of teenage kids, and will definitely give them something to talk about at the lunch table the next day. While a lot of bands write songs of major events in ones life, whether they be happy or sad, The Long Winters do exactly the opposite. They write songs about all of the occurrences in between those two major events, all of the little things that help you mature and define you as a person. With all of the negative messages the youth may be exposed to today, a band with a positive message about growing up is very welcoming. And hell, the instrumentals are good, too. If you’re looking for something to come home to listen to after a stressful day at school or work, it sounds like this is the release for you. And that is just what this album is, a mellow-down of sorts, and a very impressive release.
(Barsuk Records, PO Box 22546, Seattle, WA 98122)