Weinland – Breaks In The Sun [Album Review]

by oz on April 29, 2009

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Weinland is a quintent from Portland, OR that all quit or lost their jobs after their 2008 tour. Faced with some tough decisions, the band decided to empty their bank accounts, cash in their 401k’s and ante up for a new album called Breaks In The Sun.

The album wastes no time grabbing your attention. Weinland starts off with the delicate ballad “Sunken Eyes” that whispers lyrics over piano and acoustic guitar and follows with the Neil Young-ish “I’m Sure It Helps.” Breaks In The Sun isn’t a two trick pony, however. Other standouts include “People Like You,” “Autumn Blood” and the title track.

The album is even more stunning after you find out that Weinland arrived at the studio without a single completed song. Lead singer and guitarist Adam Shearer’s intricate lyrics are brought to life with a variety of instruments including dobro, cellos, violins, brushed drums, melodica, mandolin, honeyed pedal steel and piano.

The album is out now via the label website and out in May in the digital outlets.

Website | MySpace | Badman Recording Co.

Weinland – Sunken Eyes

Weinland – I’m Sure It Helps

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

tom May 5, 2009 at 6:24 pm

hey check out this local band from my area – http://www.myspace.com/centerpieceband

let me know what you think

uwmryan May 5, 2009 at 9:25 pm

these guys are great, both on record and live. great post.

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