Three years ago Winter Circle thought they would never make music again. On the heels of a growing tour schedule and a shift to perform music full-time lead singer Kevin Dawson began suffering agonizing daily pain eventually diagnosed as Avascular Necrosis, a debilitating degenerative bone disease that causes limited use and then death of once-healthy joints and bones.
But Winter Circle has now picked up where they left off. Thru a charity Dawson was able to have two complete hip replacement surgeries and rehabilitate his legs which allowed him the ability to walk again and re-focus on Winter Circle.
Returning with their debut full-length album "Clouds Call to Ground", this ten-song album is mesmerizing indie rock built on catchy guitars, textured synths and introspective vocal hooks and serves as the long-awaited follow-up to their previous EP "The Huge and Hopeful".
Kevin Dawson (vocals/guitar) and Andy Hale (guitar/synth) spent much of 2012 recording and compiling demos for the album. Much of the album was written during and about the uncertain and emotional times during Dawson’s health crisis and deals heavily with themes of loss, change and personal growth.
The band will return to the stage and festival circuit over the next year in addition to radio airwaves across the United States and worldwide. The band has played in showcases at the North Texas New Music Festival (Dallas), Hyperactive Music Festival (Albuquerque), DIVERSAFEST (Tulsa) and Dewey Beach Music Festival (Delaware). They have earned commercial radio support from their hometown Clear Channel radio station KHBZ 94.7FM as well as Indie 104.7FM (Los Angeles, CA), KYIS 98.9FM (OKC, OK), KWDQ 102.3 FM (Woodward, OK), KMYZ 104.5 FM (Tulsa, OK) and XM Radio where their first recorded single, "Don't Go", and follow-up single “Streetlight Flicker” received heavy rotation.