When Earth Sleeps is an indie/alternative band from Toronto, Canada. They blend guitar driven rock with melodic vocals and clever lyrics. When Earth Sleeps is working on their new album “Ghosts of Autumn”, which will be released fall 2014.
In July 2012, Into The Woods Records, an independent label owned an operated by the band’s frontman Alex MacPherson, released When Earth Sleeps’s debut studio album, “Our Future & The Skybound Kids”.
Alex MacPherson, has been writing music since 2004 when he spent twenty-one days in the wilderness of northern Alberta, Canada on a mountaineering expedition. Although without a guitar, the magnificence of the trip gifted MacPherson with countless ideas for songs, which he crafted in his mind during the three-week journey. Once home, the songs poured out onto paper, spilling into bedroom demos and eventually materialized into a full fledged album. When Earth Sleeps was born as MacPherson refined his production skills and eventually recorded three albums from his home during the years of 2007 to 2010. Promoting his music independently, MacPherson eventually founded Into The Woods Records, and released the band’s debut studio album, “Our Future & The Skybound Kids” in 2012. In 2013 MacPherson was joined by Mike McArthur on lead guitar, Alex Smith on bass and Dave McArthur on Drums. Together they have been tackling Toronto’s infamous music venues including The Horseshoe Tavern and Lee’s Palace.
Drawing influences across an array of music, from eighties rock bands The Cure and The Smiths, to current Alt. Rockers Brand New and Manchester Orchestra, When Earth Sleeps’ sound is a unique blend that is fresh to the ear.
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