Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Weinland in 2008 - Pretty Sensational Album & A Summer Tour

Pretty Damn Impressive. Thoroughly Great...

Weinland could be, honest to God, the best of its generation. This is original songcraft but it would be easy to mistake the soulful guitar and organ for something written by Neil Young. I am listening as I type these words and I can almost see Young's silhouette climbing over another series of heartaches as Weinland frontman John Adam Weinland Shearer emits another low and steady line of plaintives.

A Different Kind of Talent: Weinland is Wicked

Tomorrow this red hot Portland band will embark on a National Tour

The year is 2008 and what you do have is one of the best independent rock bands to ever be influenced by Neil Young and his contemporaries. Portland's Weinland (Badman Recordings) is embarking on their first ever national tour in support of La Lamentor - a stellar new release. This is a band you should know about!


Weinland - "La Lamentor"

Dark, Sad and Beautiful - La Lamentor is an epic and stirring affair. It's the perfect collection of songs for so many types of days (both the bad and the good). As for channeling the living ghost of Neil Young, just listen to "Gold", "With You Without You", or "Sick As A Gun." - But the band is so much more than a breathing homage to Mr. Young. There are echoes of Elliott Smith and even Nick Drake contained in these rich songs.

This is your chance to check out the band on tour. The whole things starts tomorrow and new dates are being added daily.

May 29 - River City Saloon
Hood River, Oregon

May 30 - Caterina Winery
Spokane, Washington

May 31 - Badlander w/ Joan of Arc
Missoula, Montana

Jun 2 - YouthWorks
Bismark, North Dakota

Jun 4 - Turf Club
St. Paul, Minnesota

Jun 5 - High Noon Saloon w/ The Silos
Madison, Wisconsin

Jun 6 - Beat Kitchen w/Sleep Out
Chicago, Illinois

Jun 7 - Daytrotter Session

Jun 7 - Daytrotter Presents:
@ Huckleberry’s Pizza Parlor
Rock Island, Illinois

Jun 8 - Cinemat Screening Room
Bloomington, Indiana

Jun 10 - The Penalty Box
Providence, Rhode Island

Jun 11 - Union Hall
Brooklyn, New York

Jun 14 - Big Art Show at Load of Fun
Baltimore, Maryland

Jun 16 - Local 506
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Jun 21 - Meadowlark Room
Denver, Colorado

Jun 22 - Urban Lounge
Salt Lake City, Utah

Jun 28 - The Aladdin Theater
w/Norfolk & Western and A Weather
Portland, Oregon

Weinland: Web / Myspace

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