Welcome to Winterland, in the rainy wilds of Washington, where we believe in making meaningful music with lyrics carved from the driftwood of life. We have two albums available today, and one on the way. "You Are Acres" will be released January 15, 2016 with a Seattle Release Show at Fremont Abbey! Stay tuned.

You Are Acres

by The Winterlings

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From the duel between death and laughter in “Opening Line” to a child lashed to her family tree in “Easter Dress,” the songs go deep and stay there. And yet, the music is often celebratory, even jubilant. Throughout the album, Wolff and Amanda take turns singing lead, with words so vibrant the songs unfurl like tiny films.

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    [Lyrics] Opening Line 04:19
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    [Lyrics] Happy With Hunger 04:44
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    [Lyrics] When We Were Young 02:13
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    [Lyrics] Acres 03:25
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    [Lyrics] While We Were Sleeping 03:33
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    [Lyrics] Easter Dress 04:21
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    [Lyrics] Secondhand Man 06:03
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    [Lyrics] Darkness Stars 00:29
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    [Lyrics] If I Was Away 06:02
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    [Lyrics] Honeymoon in Baghdad 04:30
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    [Lyrics] Father I 04:11
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    [Lyrics] Echo 06:52
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The Animal Groom

by The Winterlings

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The Animal Groom is an album which opens a tiny, blue door in a forgotten wall of the listener’s mind. A wall battered by storms of asphalt, cell-phones, alarm-clocks and the plastic procession of stuff that swarms our lives. With a bold exhale into a harmonica, the wall is swept clear. Then, the door opens a crack and a gentle tide of sound spreads out along the floor. In the tide you hear the sudden shimmer of a guitar and realize an entire ocean is coming through. Choruses swim like penguins through miles of liquid salt. Violins soar above the water like flying fish. The haunting roll of a bowed bass sings like a great blue whale. Soon, a painted ship appears with a postman on its prow. He drops a bamboo ladder and your journey as a Winterling begins. You set sail with the bravest female soldier of The Civil War, who fought and lived as a man. You help a Belizean immigrant pin an orchid corsage on a girl he lost to the hurricane of time. You watch bats whirling above a newborn child. And inside the ship you’ll find eleven secret rooms with the titles of the songs from The Animal Groom carved in their doors. One by one, you will open them, and the worlds within will grow inside of you. Forests of story will lift their evergreen branches in your blood. Accordions will roar. Harmony will dance with melody like newlyweds on a glacier’s chest. And The Animal Groom will sing to you as rain sings to thirsty roots, as poets sing to paper in the deep winter of night, as muscle sings to bone, as children sing in their carnival dreams, as fire sings to snow.

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    [Lyrics] Take Give 03:29
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    [Lyrics] All of the Good Things 04:47
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    [Lyrics] Long May You Live 04:14
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    [Lyrics] Bird In The Corn 04:10
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    [Lyrics] The Postman 06:01
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    [Lyrics] Jennie Hodgers 05:10
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    [Lyrics] Lauren's Forest 05:40
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    [Lyrics] Flying Kites By Moonlight 04:49
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    [Lyrics] Brave Then 06:46
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    [Lyrics] Wildflowers 04:37
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    [Lyrics] Belize 07:20
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