W I N C H E S T E R
Part song, part experimental tech-art piece, Toronto’s cinematic indie-pop/rock duo W I N C H E S T E R reveal their debut single Last Day of the Year taken from their forthcoming EP, “If Time is Not Linear Why Can’t I Forget the Past?”. The high-tech visual and audio experience is the product of the unbridled collision of the pair’s backgrounds in architecture, classical music, coding, visual art, DJing, and design. Together, Canadian artists Lauren Austin and Montgomery de Luna forge an atmospheric sonic pallette brought to life by an equally hybrid video art piece that blurs the line between computation, projection mapping, photography, and still life.
A refreshing, genre-bending composition of dark-alley dance beats, pop hooks, luscious synths, and ferocious guitars, songs from the W I N C H E S T E R debut have been described as, “epic tracks” by Velvet Rope Magazine’s editor Care Finch, stating, “this is certainly a band that I can get into”. Despite only releasing their first single now, their informal demos have already garnered the attention of Velvet Rope, the Indie Rock Playlist, ongeKunsteld, 88.3 CJIQ’s Indie Rock Invasion Show, Bells Brigade, Coast2Coast Mixtapes, Music of the North, and 89.5 CIUT’s Unsigned Radio.
Fully self-produced in domestic secrecy, Last Day of the Year is the first in a series of art pieces to be released later this year through Label Labs Records, an emerging grassroots recording club based out of Toronto. With each release the group will carve out another piece of the W I N C H E S T E R universe, methodically developing the visual companion to each song. This combination of sonic and visual elements as one integrated work advances the duo’s vision of a holistic concept realized through multiple media which will define their place in the music scene.