Wintersleep's album Hello Hum came out this past Tuesday and it yanked my wanker. Syffal has been shamefully sleeping on this glorious band, thus, we thought a quick 'getting to know you' piece was in order. Thanks to a couple of wonderful people, we were able to get in touch with Wintersleep's guitarist Tim D'eon. I was especially excited to chat with Tim because his guitar riff on In Came The Flood (video below) caused a flood in my pants. Those hammering on/pulling off fingers can massage my feetsies anytime.
... ..So, let's get to know these loveable hosers from the frozen tundra:
Syffal: Hello Wintersleep. Thank you for making such an outstanding album; I want to make out with it in the back of a Cadillac. Who drew the shortest straw and was forced to answer my questions? What instrument do you play and what is your deepest, darkest secret.
Tim: Tim, guitar/keys
Syffal: Timmy... you have no secrets to share? (silence) I assure you that only 10 people will read this interview. (silence) Is it getting hot in here? (silence) Anyhoooo... .Please don't hate me, but I'm not going to lie; I've never heard of you guys until my ears were blessed with the song 'Resuscitate' a couple of weeks back. Immediately after hearing this orgasmic creation, I Googled the shit out of y'all and was surprised to find out that you already have released two albums, won a Juno Award, and opened up for Paul McCartney. First off, What the Fuck is a Juno Award? Are these presented by Paul Schaeffer?
Tim: I wish they were presented by Paul Shaffer, actually Bill Shatner was hosting last year, but anyways it's like the Canadian version of the Grammy's.
Syffal: Secondly what does Paul McCartney smell like?
Tim: Not sure I can pin down Macca's scent but he was super nice and way shorter than I had imagined...
Syffal: For the others out there that, like me, have been sleeping on Wintersleep, how would you describe your sound? ... .in Haiku form:
Deadly deadly Razy
deadly deadly Razy Razy Razy
deadly Razy Razy Razy Deadly deadly Razy deadly deadly.
Syffal: Sounds deadly, but I think you used a few too many syllables.
Soooooooo, I imagine all Canadians to be grizzled. Who in the band is most likely able to make a bear trap from a couple of sticks, miscellaneous parts from their S&M tool bag, and some chewing gum?
Tim: That would likely be myself but I would likely use guitar strings for the kill...
Syffal: Guitar strings, huh? It IS hot in here. Uhhhh (clear throat)... .Who in the band is most likely to take a whore's bath with baby wipes and/or cologne samples from GQ magazine?
Tim: I'm gonna say Paul (lead singer) but I'm not sure he wears cologne or cares if he smells a little funky....
Syffal: I'm surprised; normally it is the bassist who does not care about personal hygiene. If you haven't noticed by now, I'm fascinated by all things Canadian and have many questions about your homeland. Is it true that the number one selling baby formula in Canada is Molsen Light?
Tim: Either that or a thimble of Canadian club whiskey...
Syffal: One day I'll travel up North to hunt for moose and draw snow cocks on car windows. I'll also be sure to stop at a Tim Horton's (a life long dream). What is the best thing on their menu and what should I stay away from?
Tim: The Chili is half decent, but never get a latte or cappuccino. Terrible shit...
Syffal: Noted. And speaking of drawing cocks... .If I have a penis drawing of the band created will you hang it on your refrigerator?
Tim: For sure bud...
Syffal: To reciprocate can you make a sign that says 'Syffal is a bunch of hosers' and take picture with it in front of a Canadian flag?
Tim: I'll try and make this happen.
Syffal: I have a feeling that you are blowing me off. Have your bare chests ever seen sun light?
Tim: Not very often but we drove to Venice beach and went swimming the other day...
Syffal: Do you make love through the pee hole in your boxers in fear of exposing your skin to the harsh cold?
Tim: I've heard of this practice but we have houses up here now, as well the occasional igloo where it may still be in use.
Syffal: Now that I may have slightly offended you, please insult me in your native Nova Scotian tongue.
Tim: Lord thundering Fuck! You dirty yank wankers are right Fuckin deadly bud... Wha??
Syffal: Whoaaa... that may have made my penis move. Okay, all jokes aside (pun intended) thank you for taking some time to talk about your music and inform me about Canada. We love you adorable pricks! Feel free to plug whatever you like below:
Tim: Our record is out June 12th. Buy it! Check our tour dates. Some eastern USA dates soon.