To keep you occupied until they release their second EP, San Diego’s The Midwinters have released their second EP. It’s a little confusing, we know, but that’s not important. What is important is that The Midwinters have released a three-song live collection called Sometimes, which you can download for free (along with Hinges, their first studio EP) on Bandcamp.
The band is currently finishing up the recording process for its second studio EP. The proper follow-up to Hinges — which, to our knowledge, does not yet have a title — should be completed in July. While The Midwinters are busy trying to think of a name, you can check out Sometimes, which was recorded at the Belly Up last year during the Hinges release party.
Back in 2006, a bunch of San Diego scene regulars decided to try something new. Soon, Americana was introduced to power pop and The Midwinters began to catch on. The band — currently comprised of Paul Donovan on vocals, Chris Hobson on keys, Jeff Hoyer on guitar, Matt Cliff on bass, and Erik Ekdahl on drums — has been writing, playing shows, and recording ever since, with the excellent EP Hinges released last year (download it for free at the link above), and another scheduled for 2011.
The band will play the Tin Can Ale House tonight, April 13. If you’re lucky, you might hear some of those new songs. In anticipation of the show, Paul and Matt sent us lists of their influences. Check it out below…