On the one year anniversary of the release of The Red Rhythm, Southern boys Winston Audio offer their self released LP up for free download to all!
There’s no stopping them in 2010 as Winston Audio announce even more tour dates for this year – full dates below!What do these fellas do when they’re not on the road? Winston Audio took some time to record tracks live for IndieATL.
Winston Audio 2010 Tour Dates”
Feb 16 – 40 Watt – Athens, GA
Feb 19 – Princess Theatre – Columbus, MS**
Feb 20 – Ole Tavern – Jackson, MS**
Feb 21 – Hayride – Shreveport, LA
Feb 22 – Hey Joes – Cleveland, MS**
Feb 24 – O’Leavers Pub – Omaha, NE
Feb 25 – 400 Bar – Minneapolis, MN
Feb 26 – 400 Bar – Minneapolis, MN
Feb 27 – Elbo Room – Chicago, IL
Feb 28 – Mac’s Bar – Lansing, MI
Mar 2 – Mixtape Cafe – Grand Rapids, MI
Mar 4 – The Wired Cafe – Evansville, IN
Mar 5 – Buster’s – Lexington, KY
Mar 6 – The Basement – Nashville, TN
May 2 – Meadowlands, Bamboozle – East Rutherford, NJ
May 30 – Hayride, Sold on the South Fest – Shreveport, LA
w/ As Tall As Lions
w/ The Weeks**
w/ Death on Two Wheels
Read More About Winston Audio After The Jump!
Winston Audio also spent time off the road in the studio with producer Dan Hannon working on a special 7” that will feature The Red Rhythm’s “Hey Ann” and new track. Release date to be announced soon!
Check out “Hey Ann” HERE!
What the Press has to say:
June’s Paste Magazine sampler featured Winston Audio’s latest single “Hey Ann,” joining the ranks of songs by heralded artists like Elvis Costello, Iron & Wine and Passion Pit.
Alternative Press featured Winston Audio in AP Recommendes in October, joining other featured bands including Tokyo Police Club, Audrey Sessions, Good Ol War, and Russian Circles.
Denver’s Something Like Sound likened the band’s live performance to that of hard-hitting fan favorites like Alkaline Trio and Taking Back Sunday, though pointing out that “the Winston Audio guys definitely had a slightly more upbeat approach than those groups.”
This was the first time we had seen or even heard of Winston Audio, but man we were missing out. The guys from Georgia give off a southern indie-rock vibe that you truly experience in their live performance.
Cleveland’s Pushing Triggers
It was “Hey Ann” that had people rushing over to the merch table to buy their new album The Red Rhythm.
Kansas City’s Popwreckoning
You get the loud, wailing guitar infrastructures and huge choruses and verses, but you also get the confidence of major alternative rock groups that made music to make music and, which has nearly all been forgotten, make a statement.
The only thing chunkier than the riffs are the heavy lyrics, and when you can put that kind of combination together, you know you have a winner. The Red Rhythm is definitely that.
It may not be what hipsters want right now, but it is certainly what people need.
Producer Dan Hannon’s skill and the poetry of the band successfully introduce an album of clever, life-inspired lyrics with the essence of classic ‘90s rock.
Ticket Alternative Live
Who are Winston Audio?
“How a plant blossoms and dies and comes back again. Seasons reflect the same thing. It’s all rhythmical. Just like your heart pumps blood at a constant pace. So as people we try to find where we fit in with that. Specifically, where death fits in.” This is The Red Rhythm as Daniel Dewitt, singer and bassist, of Winston Audio describes it.
The Red Rhythm is the first full length from Georgia’s Winston Audio, but by no means is Winston Audio some new band. Winston Audio formed in 2002 sporting a younger sound that lacked the romantic fury they have now. As the days have faded into the past members have changed, as they do in bands, but when the current line-up of Daniel Dewitt, Dan Gleason, Zach Brown, Michael Adkins, and Shane Lenzen O’Conell began to play and write together the sound expanded, more textures found homes, and waves rushed in for melodies to harmonize over drenched drunk guitars.
Touches of Seattle darkness, Southern heartfelt indie-rock, these phrases get glued to Winston Audio to describe their sound, their sonic output, but neither of these really describes them. As the name of the album suggests Winston Audio are slaves to a rhythm, a rhythm that takes the listener to a place they have been to before, a place familiar enough for them to let lose and feel the great release only a band can bring, no where do you see this more than when Winston Audio takes to the stage, their true home. Live they have become known for communicating a subtlety in loudness that truly puts them in a class all of their own. Stages have been shared with Silversun Pickups, Manchester Orchestra, FUN, Colour Revolt, Straylight Run, Anathallo, and mewithoutyou.
This is just the beginning for Winston Audio. The rhythms and hums of the music have not even begun to travel their distances.