On Friday, Skagit County saw it’s first true day of winter for the ’09/’10 season, which is a bit strange as it’s now April. It hailed in between bursts of clear, sunny skies. It was also the first day of the summer barbecue at Red Apple; and it was the day I saw “Winter” by Nurses over at Sound On The Sound. Nurses should have been included in my list of 10 bands I should have checked out last year. They made several end-of-year lists, including #3 on SOTS. “Winter” aptly demonstrates what led this band to place so high. Musically it’s excellent, and the video is occasionally reminiscent of something you’d expect to see from Sweden’s The Knife.
“Winter” is off Nurses’ Apple’s Acre from 2009 on Dead Oceans. The label (part of a collective with Secretly Canadian and Jagjaguar) just posted a slew of videos on Vimeo, so you’ll probably see a few more crop up here this week…
Download: “Technicolor” by Nurses