Juno award winning Nova Scotian indie guys, Wintersleep, have departed on an extensive European tour, which will be followed up by an American tour which includes a stop at the SXSW festival.
Winterseleep are an alternative rock band that formed in Halifax in 2001 but have since relocated to Toronto. Their members collaborate regularly with other (mostly Canadian) artists and bands, including Holy Fuck and Paul Hayden Desser (more about Hayden in another post).
Their latest album was released in 2007 and is entitled Welcome to the Night Sky. The album has been described as "head smashingly heavy and heart-achingly delicate", by FFWD Calgary.
If you haven't checked them out yet, you most definitely should.