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Pre-Order the new album "Ethereality" out April 6th!

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I started Winter when I was in college in Boston, MA. I’ve been writing songs since I was 12 years old yet my passion and curiosity for music is in constant evolution. I grew up in Curitiba, Brazil listening to my American father’s punk records and my Brazilian mother’s MPB. Guitar music and dreamy colorful aesthetics have inspired me greatly along with shoegaze/ambient/dream pop/90’s indie rock bands. My ever longing desire to connect with nostalgia and ethereal bliss fueled me to write my second full length record, “Ethereality.”

As an artist, it’s extremely important for me to be connected with my inner child and to maintain a beginner’s mind when writing songs. I wrote all the songs in my bedroom either in LA or Brasil, with the exception of “Black Sea” which came from a jam session, specifically a bass line from my former bassist Joe Holcomb. My bedroom is a space of creative freedom. There is no room for self-consciousness. I love music so much and it genuinely makes me happy, in a way that is hard to put into words. The songs ranged from being about my friendships in college (Alligator), my lovely pet Zoey, a boyfriend that showed me the world of shoegaze (Sunshine Devine) and that cathartic feeling of sadness and beauty that’d I’d like to call “ethereality.”

I showed the songs to my band at that time and they really connected to the material, we started dreaming up the arrangements together. We ended up being really inspired by Weezer’s self-titled and Pinkerton as well as some post-rock, ambient, and shoegaze bands like Starflyer 59 and Explosions In The Sky. We recorded the songs at Comp-ny studios in Glendale, CA where we spent 2 and a half weeks recording with Drew Fisher. It was the most “band” experience I’ve had in my life. It was a very democratic process where everyone felt free to give an idea or opinion about the production. After we tracked everything, we sent the record to be mixed by long time Winter collaborator Nolan Eley. (I started the project with Nolan Eley recording my songs!). The mixing process was also very collaborative and it took several months to get everything exactly the way we wanted.

It feels extremely liberating to be putting out this record myself. My fans and the people that support Winter give me so much energy and motivation to keep going. I love the exchange between artist and listeners and I couldn’t think of a more direct way than to release this record with the support of my fans and Winter listeners; those who just found out about the band to those who have been their since the beginning. Doing things on your own is the hardest path, yet it is the most fulfilling. High risk equals high reward.

My heart feels open and genuine as a write these words: any help is EXTREMELY APPRECIATED<3 All the people who gave me a hug, spoke kind words, smiled, bought merch, or supported the band in any way are essentially part of the band and keep Winter alive. By pre-ordering the album in its digital or physical form, purchasing any of the merch items, or going even further and purchasing one of the experiences – you become apart of making “Ethereality” possible. You are apart of the process in helping this record see the light of day.

THANK YOU!
Samira

Video Shot and Edited by Skylar Wilson. Big thanks to Joshua Levy!
Merch and art designs by Beatriz Perini.
Photographs by Benjamin Askinas.

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"Ethereality" Digital Download
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Digital download of Winter’s second album, “Ethereality”.

"Ethereality" (Limited Edition) Pink Vinyl

"Ethereality" (Limited Edition) Pink Vinyl
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“Ethereality” on pink color vinyl.
Limited to 400 copies worldwide.
Including digital download of the entire album.

"Ethereality" (Black) 150gram Vinyl

"Ethereality" (Black) 150gram Vinyl
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“Ethereality” on standard 150gram black vinyl.
Includes digital download of the entire album.

"Ethereality" Cassette Tape

"Ethereality" Cassette Tape
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“Ethereality” on cassette tape
Includes digital download of the entire album

"Ethereality" Signed Vinyl Test Pressing

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“Ethereality” Signed Vinyl Test Pressing
Includes digital download of the entire album.

"Ethereality" CD

"Ethereality" CD
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“Ethereality” CD
Includes digital download of the entire album.

Signed Poster (11x17)

Signed Poster (11x17)
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Poster signed by Samira Winter. 11×17 inches.
Includes digital download of the entire album.

"Ethereality" Baby Pink T-shirt

"Ethereality" Baby Pink T-shirt
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“Ethereality” Baby Pink T-shirt
Includes digital download of the entire album.

Solo Living Room Set

Solo Living Room Set
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Solo electric living room set playing songs off “Ethereality.” Must live in Los Angeles, CA or cover traveling costs.

Includes Digital Download of the entire album.

Hang out with Zoey!

Hang out with Zoey!
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Hang out with my cat Zoey for an hour in Echo Park, Los Angeles. She is a short haired grey and white 7 year old cat and loves to be petted. Also, their is a song in the album named after her!

Includes digital download.

Portuguese Lesson

Portuguese Lesson
$100
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Enjoy a Portuguese lesson with Samira Winter for a half hour to an hour of basic conversation and vocabulary. The lesson could be in person in Los Angeles, CA or via Skype/Google Hangouts.

"Ethereality" Fanny Pack

"Ethereality" Fanny Pack
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“Ethereality” Fanny Pack
Includes digital download of the entire album.

"Ethereality" Cap

"Ethereality" Cap
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Baby pink embroidered blue.
Includes digital download of entire album.

"Ethereality" Button Pack (4)

"Ethereality" Button Pack (4)
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4 “Ethereality”-themed buttons
Includes digital download of the entire album.

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