We Used To Be Hunters
out Tuesday, March 17
We Used To Be Hunters
Crown Of Bones
A Story From The Sea
We Used To be Hunters
Kissing The Curves Of The Earth
King Of Words
“Massive praise. Female lead vocals and spacious rural sounds evoke northern European farmsteads and long stretches of flat horizons. Get this record.”
“This is a remarkable and powerful debut by a truly underground American band that is creating something new from many old things, and shaping them into a sound that is all its own.”
—All Music Guide
“Seattle quartet Wind Burial’s Kat Terran sings in a rich, melancholy tone over tempered tempests of night-desert rock. Subtle elements of psychedelia and folk seep into the songwriting. If this initial batch of tunes is any indication, we have much to look forward to.”
—Dave Segal, The Stranger
“The focal point is definitely the vocals, female, dark and throaty, a rich velvety croon, perfectly matched to the warm shimmery musical backdrops. The dark moodiness. Dreamy and dramatic.”
Wind Burial is an atmospheric desert-psyche band from Seattle releasing We Used To Be Hunters on March 17, 2015.
Wind Burial is Kat Terran on vocals and Moog, Alan Gutierrez on twelve and six-string guitar, Justin McCormick on bass and guitar, and Derek Terran on drums and Rhodes.
We Used To Be Hunters’ methodical alchemy was recorded in an old wooden church in the historic seaport of Anacortes by Nich Wilbur (Mount Eerie, Lake, Anacortes Unknown Festival). “We used the church as an instrument, capturing the open acoustics of the building as we performed together in the space. Mixed by Randall Dunn (Earth, Sunn O))), Marissa Nadler, Rose Windows), the album was finished at Avast!, illuminating the fiery urgency and magical realism of our new songs.”
The full-length is sensually autumnal, organically weaving songs out of improvisations, delivering them with dramatic tension. “Creating and performing songs together is a peak experience in our lives,” lead singer Kat Terran says.
An earlier iteration of the band’s sound had transformed by the end of 2012. “Our aesthetic shifted toward a spacious approach reminiscent of our favorite ‘70s album rock, from desert psyche to underground prog. We became Wind Burial to mark this metamorphosis.”