Please check it out and write a review on the iTunes page for Wanderlust. If you write a review, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will e-mail you a free track titled “Autumn,” that we co-wrote with Dave Elkins of the band Mae.
ALSO! We are happy to announce our hometown CD release show will be October 26th at The Great Dane in Wausau, Wisconsin. It will be Halloween themed, so make sure to dress up. The Great Dane is holding a costume contest for the best dressed :)
Pre-sale tickets are available now at The Great Dane or online at "The Windsor Shop" for just 5 bucks!
Upcoming Shows Fri, Oct. 26th - The Great Dane | Wausau, WI w/Love Out Loud - get tix
Sat, Nov. 10th - Elbo Room Lounge | Rhinelander, WI w/Lucas Cates Band - get tix
Pre-order "Wanderlust" now and get the new EP next week!
In exactly three weeks “Wanderlust” will be released on iTunes, but pre-orders will begin shipping next week! You still have time to pre-order the record and receive these great perks -
- Signed hardcopy of “Wanderlust” 2 weeks before the release
- Digital download on the release date of “Wanderlust”
- Previously Unreleased song (not included on “Wanderlust.”
- Printed “Limited Edition Poster”
We are excited to announce that the unreleased song will be a song we co-wrote last year with Dave Elkins of the band Mae. Mae is one of our personal favorites and we are excited to collaborate on a song together. Do yourself a favor and check out Dave’s new project Schematic
September 25th, 2012. We will be releasing Wanderlust.
It has been almost 2 years since we have put out any new-original music, but that does not mean we haven’t been doing a ton of writing. Time between tours we’re spent writing and experimenting with new sounds, arrangements, and working with various producers in Nashville, New York, and Los Angeles, something we hadn’t done a lot of in the past searching for the perfect situation for our next record. We know we have kept many of you in the dark as to our plan, some of which was not our intention. As many of you know in the music industry there are several “politics” that all artists must deal with, but we are excited about the team forming around us as they are as passionate about our project as we are.
It has been our dream and goal since we started this band to put out a full-length record for YOU. Wanderlust is a precursor to this. We feel that over the past 2 years we have significantly evolved as a band and we wanted to share this direction and evolution of our music with you.
This collection of music has an overriding theme. Wanderlust for us is a wake up anthem to this generation. Often times people lose sight of who they are and where they want to be. Not everyone can escape that state of mind, so they get comfortable, stop taking risks, and no longer pursue the dreams that they held so dear. Our band has thrived on risk taking and we think fans of our band will recognize that in this collection. Some of these songs may or may not appear on our full length in some way or form, but honestly we just wanted to share a sample of what we have been working on!
Wanderlust was produced by John Fields in Los Angeles, CA and we couldn’t be more excited about the fresh input he brought into this project and potential future projects.
You can stream “Sleepwalking” on our Facebook page starting today. Preorder will be sold for $10 beginning August 1st (one week from today). For preordering the record you will be mailed a signed hardcopy of the release 2 weeks before the release date, an iTunes digital download on the release date, an unreleased track (not included on Wanderlust) and a limited edition printed poster. We hope that you take advantage of this situation, as preorders will help us in getting that full-length record to YOU faster. LIMITED PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE.
Stay tuned, as we will be announcing several CD release shows to support Wanderlust as well as U.S. Fall tour dates. Love you and miss you all. Can’t wait to see you again so soon.
Windsor Drive added to 4th of July Week Fair in hometown
Hey Friends! We have been added (last minute) to the 4th of July Festivities that are taking place next week at the Jaycee’s 67th annual 4th of July Fair at Marathon Park in Wausau.
We will be performing on MONDAY, JULY 2ND from 6:00 - 8:00pm. So for those of you that missed the Concert on the Square earlier this month or were bummed (as us) that we had to cut the show early because of the rain you can here the set in its entirety NEXT MONDAY!
Many of the events taking place this week require a button or ticket for admission. THIS IS A FREE SHOW, no button or admission ticket required! Looking forward to it : )
Spring Tour Announced with Carter Hulsey & From Indian Lakes
Hey Friends! Excited to announce a short run of tour dates through the midwest-ish and Canada with Carter Hulsey and From Indian Lakes. Check out both the bands on Facebook. Looking forward to seeing you at a show!
March 20 - Jopin, MO - JB’s Piano Bar March 21 - Covington, KY - Bangarang’s March 22 - Pittsburgh, PA - Smiling Moose March 23 - Akron, OH - The Vortex March 24 - Toronto, ON - Sneaky Dees March 25 - Lansing, MI - Mac’s Bar March 27 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection March 29 - Joliet, IL - Mojoe’s Of Joliet March 30 - Madison, WI - Redamte Coffee House March 31 - St. Paul, MN - Station 4
I just thought we would drop a line with a few updates. We are currently on the road as I am writing this from El Paso, TX as we speak. Since we got off of the Vans Warped Tour this past summer we have been writing like crazy in preparation to record a full-length record sometime next year. We recorded and shot a video for a cover song of Christopher Cross’ “Sailing” that is available for download and viewing here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kru2iF9tRFQ)
Going into the new year we will be keeping our website (http://www.windsordrivemusic.com) much more up to date, posting video blog updates regarding progress on the upcoming record and other news. We will also be announcing a hometown show in the upcoming months as well as other regional tour dates. Make sure to also watch the online store, as new merch designs will be available for purchase!
Please make sure to follow us on Twitter (@windsordrive) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/windsordrive). It is the absolute best way to get in touch with us and stay up to date with other Windsor happenings. Since I know none of you use MySpace anymore ;)
If you have been to a show on this little tour we are on you got a sneak preview of the new material, if you have not you still have a chance. Here are the remaining dates…
Nov. 28 @ The Royal Resort/Las Vegas, NV Nov. 30 @ The Roxy/West Hollywood, CA Dec. 3 @ The Underground/Mesa, AZ Dec. 6 @ The Ten Eleven/San Antonio, TX Dec. 8 @ The Prophet Bar/Dallas, TX Dec. 12 @ The Marquee/Tulsa, OK Dec 13 @ Stickyz/Little Rock, AR Dec. 14 @ The Firebird/St. Louis, MO
Wausau Area Events & City Pages continue their Summer series “Concerts on the Square” Wednesday, August 10th with Central Wisconsin based, melodic-rock band Windsor Drive.
Fresh off the 2011 Vans Warped Tour, Windsor Drive will be performing a two-hour set to include a wide variety of their past catalog and new material from their forthcoming full length album.
The concert is FREE to the public and will be hosted on the newly renovated 400 Block - City Square in downtown Wausau. Feel free to bring beer/wine, a blanket, and some snacks to enjoy the evening with Windsor Drive.
So I posted about this band over a year and a half ago and then completely forgot about them. I LOVE their sound. Windsor Drive offers up melodic vocals, beautiful paino, and all around great vibes. Their music is very soothing, yet happy pop/alternative rock (think Jack’s Mannequin). This song is undoubtably my favorite, and it is off their first EP- Bridges. They are out on a few dates of Warped Tour so if you get a chance, go check out their set. I promise you wont regret it.
FREE MUSIC ALERT: Head to their reverbnation page and simply submit your e-mail to get 2 free tracks.
Here is the schedule for Saturday, August 13th on the Relevant Magazine Stage. We will be hanging out all day at the Lebanon Valley Expo and Fairgrounds. So stop by and check out our booth! Tickets can still be purchased http://www.purpledoor.com
Tour: Windsor Drive Summer Tour Bands: Windsor Drive Date: June 9, 2011 Venue: Penny Road Pub in Barrington, IL
Walking into the venue, the basement was dark except for the stage lighting. Windsor Drive was setting up their equipment on stage and you could tell part of the audience was eager to see the show’s headliner as they were hugged the rails of the barricade. They started playing their first song and the rest of the crowd now had their eyes glued on the stage giving the band their full attention. There were a few audience members who knew the words to their songs, probably because of their previous tour supporting Mae’s farewell tour or one of their 12 other U.S. tours. The rest of the audience was ready to give them a chance and poetically become a fan.
As the set went on, I noticed that I didn’t know the majority of the songs they were playing, which I thought was strange since I own two of their releases. The answer to my confusion came from a quick look at their merch table where I saw a third release from 2010 that I hadn’t listen to previously. After the set, I had a chance to chat with their bass player, Jon, and he told me they never released “Under The Weather” online for various reasons.
Well, back to the set. The band sounded spot on compared to their CD, which is hard to find these days due to all the advancements in recording technology. You could tell they took pride in the songs they were playing by the way they moved on stage to the rhythm of each song. They we’re doing anything crazy on stage, which is to be expected from a piano based rock band. In their set, the audience had a chance to appreciate music and not have to worry about being pushed over by hardcore dancers or moshers, like you do at most other types of concerts. To end the set, the singer encouraged the audience to come talk to them and the band lived up to their promise by chatting with everyone who wanted to meet them after their set.
i would just like to say i thoroughly enjoy your music and you can thank state & madison for making you known to me. my mom always loves you guys and made me ditch class to see you when you were in chicago in december.
So glad you enjoy our music! We love the State and Madison guys so much!
Anyway - just thought we’d give you the heads up on some upcoming shows. We’ll be in Barrington, IL @ The Rock Room on June 9th and the Chicago Warped Tour Date. Hope to see you again soon : )
We are excited to hit the road!! We have been writing some new songs and can’t wait to try a few out : )
Have you visited our official online store yet? Check it out at http://windsordrive.storenvy.com/ You can even purchase our limited edition, "Under the Weather EP" that was sold on our Fall tour with Mae.
I was sitting in my room watching tv when Windsor Drive randomly poped in my mind. I was desperatly wanting to get there music on my phone again. i remebered that “hey they have an app” i imediatly when and got it. I opened it and music started playing it caught me by surrise and it made my…