Windings have a new 7″ on the way, some live dates (including an appearance at Canadian Music Week) lined up and a fundit.ie campaign underway to get their new album recorded. Not much going on, then.

“The Space I Occupy / The Hassle” is the new double A-sided 7″ Single from windings, released this February 2010 on Out On A Limb Records.

Contained within this new release are two very different sides of the always eclectic windings, one part paranoid cowbell boppin’ rant, and the other, an existential lament complete with kids’ choir. Both songs show the band flexing their musical muscles in ways they have perhaps refrained from thus far.

The past year has seen windings tour, flux, and morph into some kind of well oiled 5 man music machine! After touring their second album “It’s Never Night” throughout last year, playing with the likes of Teenage Fanclub, The Cranberries, and Modest Mouse, and taking in such places as New York, Toronto and Mullingar, they released the poptatsic single “Embury Greenway” in the summer of 2011. Then they toured some more, and promptly hit the the studio to record what would become their next two singles.

You’ll be able to stream both tracks from the 7″ at http://www.windings.bandcamp.com from Wednesday 15th February. It’ll be available to buy – including a download code – in your independent record shop of choice, or online if you’re so inclined.

Not content with just a 7″, windings have just launched a Fundit.ie campaign to get the cash together to record their new album in Montreal with Efrim Menuck of Godspeed You! Black Emperor while they’re over playing Canadian Music Week next month.

Finally, here are those live dates:

Feb 11th – The Clubhouse, Castlebar. w/ Jape, The Ambience Affair, Mia Sparrow & Bouts.
Feb 17th – De Barras Folk Club, Clonakilty, Co. Cork.
Feb 18th – Billy Byrnes, Kilkenny.
Feb 19th – Whelans, Dublin. Support to Kurt Vile.
Mar 1st – Bourkes, Limerick.
Mar 3rd – The Pavilion, Cork. Support from The Great Balloon Race.
Mar 21st- 25th – Canadian Music Week, Toronto

http://www.fundit.ie/project/windings-set-about-recording-album-3
http://breakingtunes.com/windings
http://www.outonalimbrecords.com/