Photo Source: Ryan Douglas Ohlemeier
Winnebago are headlining at the High Dive on the last day of the month, Sunday, September 30th. On board the bill are Animal Eyes, Fanno Creek, and Xylophones.
Their first EP Early Morning, released in July of this year, eagerly occupies a vanishing space inbetween the vacancy of night and dawn. The songs are melodic and nuanced, turning rock music into an enigmatic entity.
"What Have You," flows along effortlessly, aided by the drummer's rhythms which accentuate the guitar lines time and again. Imagine a brainchild of American Football and Broken Social Scene, thematically moving from nostalgia to wonder and mystery.
On the second track "Health Club," a simple but effective tom groove guides the ship while accompanying guitar and vocals come in splashes. "Figure It," is perhaps the catchiest and most uptempo song on the EP. It is the subtle points of emphasis the singer achieves with his voice that makes the track increasingly memorable.
For intelligent and varied indie rock, check out Winnebago on record and live at the High Dive on the 30th of September. Doors are at 8pm; tickets cost $6. Stream "Health Club" below and visit their bandcamp page to hear the whole EP - as well as an even newer song called "Young Hunger."
- Cameron LaFlam