New Album | Los Processaur
Two Hometown Record Release Shows to Celebrate!
Its has been three years in the making. We have spent so much time and effort working towards this moment. We are thrilled to announce the release of our 3rd record as WEINLAND, “Los Processaur”. We have set up our own label imprint, Woodphone Records, and thanks the generous support of our fans we have been able to take complete control of our music and our process! We’ve also teamed up with the infamous Jealous Butcher records to help make sure you can pick up this record at your local record shop. Don’t hesitate to ask the clerk!
Available everywhere on November 6th, 2012 | Vinyl + Compact Disc + Digital
You can pre-order the Vinyl or CD right here, right now: http://jealousbutcher.com/JB099.html
If you supported us on Kickstarter, your packages will be coming very soon!
Below is an official statement about the record. We want to keep this short, so if you have any other questions please ask us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/weinlandtheband
“No two ways about it, “Los Processaur” is just a really good song.” - Colin Meloy of The Decemberists
Portland, OR’s WEINLAND has been a mainstay of the Pacific Northwest Music scene since early 2007. Since releasing Breaks In The Sun (Badman Recording Co.) in 2009, WEINLAND has become a beloved group in their home state and beyond for what USA Today called their “fragile, folky songs that at times evoke elements of Neil Young.” Los Processaur will be released independently on November 6, 2012 through the band’s own Woodphone Records imprint and Jealous Butcher Records (distribution). In addition, they’ll be performing two hometown CD release shows in Portland headlining Mississippi Studios: Friday and Saturday, October 26th and 27th.
Los Processaur is an honest offering. It’s not done up or covered in anything. It doesn’t come with a crazy backstory. It’s an album from a tried and true blue collar independent band that has been busting ass in the middle of the music industry for half a decade. We all know that in this business there are a lot of long drives, longer nights, dirty floors, and empty pockets, but there is also a lot of beauty. It’s an ecosystem that thrives on hope… and every once in awhile a band puts forth a record that is worth the time it will take to get to know it. This album is worth your time.
1 Bones Cracking In
2 Los Processaur
3 Holy Rose
4 Way Too Soon
5 Yessie Yames
6 Another Dollar Rainy Day
7 Portland I
8 Saints and Sinners
9 Not So Unlike You
10 The Champ
11 The Eagle
From Breaks In The Sun:
It’s uncommon for a contemporary artist to create a timeless album, an album that is both surprising and comforting. Yet after only a few listens to the new record from WEINLAND, a soon to be well known quintet from Portland, Oregon, you’ll know it’s still possible. Their achievement is celebrated on Breaks In The Sun, the follow up to 2008’s critically acclaimed La Lamentor (Badman Recording Co.), and the manner in which they wrote and recorded this collective work.
Principal songwriter, guitarist and vocalist Adam Shearer explains: “We recognized the ‘70s-ness of our choice to book and arrive for studio time without a single completed song… and we embraced it.“
Working with close friend Adam Selzer (M. Ward, Norfolk & Western) and Badman label head Dylan Magierek at Type Foundry Studios for two weeks without a break, sometimes as many as 16 hours a day, Breaks In The Sun was committed to 2” tape amidst sleep deprivation, whiskey consumption, and trust. The result is a collection of songs full of intimacy and excitement.
“There’s something magical about the way a new song sounds the first time you play it. That’s a feeling we’re always trying to recreate,” says Shearer, “and in this case we got it to tape as it happened, at conception.”
The characters in Shearer’s lush songs are often tense, morose and struggling, but they’re informed by a wry, celebratory hope and surrounded by a measured calm that runs through the entire album. It’s this calm sense of knowing which foils the emotional complexity in Shearer’s lyrics, that and the gorgeously subdued vocal harmonies, atmospheric finger picking, dobro, cellos, violins, brushed drums, melodica, mandolin, honeyed pedal steel, piano, melodic low end, and subtle percussive minutiae. The subjects’ tribulations find them navigating broken trust, love, lust, poverty, and addiction, but they’re safe, warm, introspective, and respectful of the experience. As such, Breaks In The Sun is the most optimistic batch of songs Shearer has written to date.
Also to note, this record showcases an even higher realm of collaboration for WEINLAND; pianist Paul Christensen wrote the music for “Piano Hymn” and co-wrote the music for “Piano Interlude” and the title track “Breaks in the Sun.”
In the current economic climate independent musicians around the country are struggling to make ends meet and keep the proverbial wheels turning, WEINLAND included… The band, all having quit or lost their jobs after 2008’s touring season, faced difficult choices in the decision to release this record. After much thought and careful consideration, the band cashed out their 401(k)’s, emptied their bank accounts, and put everything they had into making sure Breaks In The Sun would see the light in 2009.
WEINLAND will tour relentlessly, in support of Breaks In The Sun, throughout the year.
Breaks In The Sun is coming May 5th on CD and digital from Badman Recording Co. (My Morning Jacket, Hayden, The Innocence Mission, Mark Kozelek) and on Vinyl from Jealous Butcher Records (M.Ward, The Decemberists, Laura Veirs).