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Since its inception in the fall of 2015, The Winter Project has been through two lineup changes, four studio sessions, and a myriad of live and radio performances to arrive at today’s current iteration. Still rooted in the post-alternative, power-emo vain, the band has expanded its sonic
footprint to include elements of pop, punk, and forlorn emotive love songs. Thematically, the songs depict the interpersonal struggles of relationships, dreams dashed, and the hope of redemption, while never quite bringing the listener to full resolve.
They have just released their fourth record entitled “Brighter Days?”. On this release, the band delivers 8 tracks of new material recorded in March of 2019 at Q Division in Somerville, MA. Behind the board was the highly sought-after engineer Matt Alexander, who splits his time between the Q and Woolly Mammoth.
The current lineup consists of Ron Belanger (bass), Ken Cerreto (lead guitar), John Ehrlinger (drums), Tim McDonald (vocals) and Chris Meusel (guitar). After McDonald joined the band in July of 2018, the band played a series of shows in the summer of 2018 to break in the new
lineup and get a feel for what would the next phase of The Winter Project. Work on “Brighter Days?” began in earnest in December of 2018 and continued right up to the initial tracking
sessions. With a series of 12 hour recording sessions, the band found the marathon days to be the perfect formula to really collaborate on the arrangements. Topics tackled on their latest include friendships broken, unfaithful lovers, the harsh reality of middle age and a scathing indictment of the very music industry itself.