Life in Winter is an independent folk band (with alternative rock and pop influences) from Montréal. The project was started in the winter of 2007 by bassist/singer Sage Reynolds as a vehicle for his songwriting. The music is influenced by folk & rock from the 60’s & 70’s right through to what is happening in the indie scene today, as well as western music and bluegrass.
A new EP is in the process of being recorded!
Sage Reynolds – lead vocals, bass, guitar, mandolin
Sheenah Ko – harmony/lead vocals, keys/piano, percussion
Rich White – guitar, bass, harmony vocals
Eric Couture-Telmosse – guitar, banjo, bass
Liam Killen – drums
Life in Winter’s self-titled debut album was released on Oct. 29, 2012.
The album has 9 songs and is just over 40 minutes long. The songs were written between 2007 and 2011 and address such subject matters as: artistic motivation, fame, rural/urban duality, domestic friction, heartbreak, dreams, and the search for love. The mostly guitar & drums oriented music is subtle & quiet at some points and driving & full at others. The abundant use of vocal harmonies on the album adds to the richness of it’s sonic texture. The lead vocals are sensitive at some points and urgent at others, but always accurately display the depth of timbre present in Sage’s voice.
Recorded by Marcus Paquin on July 9, 10, 11, 2011
and Dec. 8, 9, 10, 2011 at Mixart Studios and on Feb. 20, 2012 at The Bridge. Mixed by Marcus Paquin on Mar. 3-11, 2012 at Mixart Studios. Montreal, QC.
Mastered by Noah Mintz on Oct. 3, 2012 at Lacquer Channel Mastering, Toronto, ON.
Additional engineering by Sage Reynolds.
All songs written, composed, arranged, and produced by Sage Reynolds.
Co-production by Marcus Paquin.
Sage Reynolds- lead vocals, harmony vocals, bass, acoustic guitar (1, 4), electric guitar (3), percussion, piano, hand-claps.
Rich White- electric guitar, bass (3).
Brad Barr- electric guitar, acoustic guitar (2, 7, 9).
Andrew Barr- drums, percussion.
Laurel Sprengelmeyer- harmony vocals.
Marcus Paquin- harmony vocals, hand-claps.
Gabriel Lambert- banjo, electric guitar (5).
“Rural & Urban” interior portraits by Linus Ouellet. Graphic design and all other photographs by Sage Reynolds.
We also have 3 demo recordings to date. The first demo was recorded in May 2008 by Vid Cousins at Monkey Puzzle Sound Studio (www.monkeypuzzle.ca), the second demo was recorded in November 2008 by Stephen Lilly at McGill Studio A, and the third was recorded in November 2009 at McGill Studio A by Brian Losch & Chris Johns. We also did a recording session with George Massenburg (www.massenburg.com) at McGill Studio A, focusing on the song Betty & Joyce (mixed by Stephen Lilly.)
Life in Winter- 2016