In the Land Of sees Halifax indie rockers Wintersleep move seamlessly through a variety of songwriting themes, from mundane yet emotional stories of aging to the broader exploration of what it means to be a “beneficiary of a genocide.” As varied as the album is lyrically, it’s just as adventurous sonically. It’s the musical nuances and hints of experimentation that tie this album together. In that sense, the track “Waves” is unparalleled with its laid-back bassline, atmospheric synths, and jangly, feedback-ridden guitar strumming. I could go on about this track forever, but I’d quickly run out of adjectives to capture its sublime qualities. However, despite the intrigue of their electronic drum beats and post-punk riffs respectively, “Beneficiary” and “Terror” descend into underwhelming choruses that feel as if they were written for the purpose of anthemic repetition rather than personal connection. But, don’t let that critique fool you—the moody, imposing bassline of “The Lighthouse” is enough to keep you coming back to In the Land Of again and again.
Looking for a way to enjoy the nice weather this weekend? Like, maybe with our #DrinkOfTheMonth beer cocktail or three?⠀
Thanks to @sgbco , this beer cocktail kit includes everything you need to make several batches of three different thirst-quenching cocktails. It’s all in there: the recipes, the beer, the booze, and the extras for $79.⠀
@sgbco will be posting fun how-to videos on June 12, a.k.a. delivery. Read more on page 23 of our June issue. Cheers!⠀
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Whether it’s the smell of pine needles, the taste of wild strawberries, or the feel of soft moss on the Canadian Shield, this month’s cover story is all about engaging in the natural world through the senses. Link in bio or download the app from Google Play. Cover photo by @maryannfogolin, Cross Fox near Pigeon River. 🦊