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Windowpane, the most popular independently distributed hard rock band in the Seattle/Washington area, has recently been winning over many other cities in the U.S. & Canada as a support act on major international tours and the band is about to hit the studio to record their most ambitious album to date! Windowpane has been woodshedding the material for their upcoming full length release since the beginning of this year. "We have been in our jam room 4 nights a week, every week, since January... we just want this to be the best hard rock album we are humanly capable of creating. We have so many new songs that we're excited about! We're now in the phase of deciding what ones will make the album and what ones will not... the fact that this phase is proving very difficult is a good sign that we have built something very strong (says guitarist Tony Abreu)... I would say that this is by far our best body of work yet!"
Windowpane's heavy, bouncy approach to American, dirty guitar driven Rock & Roll is proving to be extremely sought after, winning over unsuspecting audiences as a support act in a big way, night after night, all over North America. Foregoing fancy stage props and theatrics, the band's backdrop consists of vintage Marshall and Ampeg stacks, fronted with low slung Les Pauls and Fenders. Their sound is raw, gritty, aggressive and dark, tailored with an angry blues essence that dances with deep & powerful grooves. Their lyrics are honest, open, and relate to the current venerabilities and frustrations that plague so many in today's dark financial climate. Their high-energy, emotionally fueled live performances have become something of legend in Seattle's highly creative and critical rock scene. This coupled with infectious melodies and the band's on and off stage reputation of 'nothing but integrity' has helped Windowpane generate a tremendous Northwest fan base, consistently packing in crowds of over a thousand at their own local performances for the past 4 years straight. The consistent overwhelming crowd response that Windowpane has received out on the road as a support act, as well as extremely large numbers of on-site-sales in every single city that they have hit, is enough proof that they can create the same effect all over North America. Windowpane has moved more than 10,000 CDs completely independently to date, the majority of which were sold within only 31 shows on the road as an "unknown."
"Windowpane's music really connects with people! It doesn't mater if someone is into country or heavy metal, if they see Windowpane live, they are leaving that venue a Windowpane fan!" -Jolene, program director at KISW 99.9fm (Seattle's #1 fm rock station)
Windowpane's singer/guitarist- Glenn Cannon & bassist- Mark Harris assembled the first incarnation of "Windowpane" (named after the popular L.S.D. of the '70s) in Cumberland, Maryland when they were attending high school, moving the band to Seattle shortly thereafter. Word of this new, extremely talented and creative power trio took a foothold in the Seattle scene rather quickly, drawing fans of hundreds into legendary clubs such as "The Central" & "The Rainbow" after only a short amount of time. The addition of Guitarist- Tony Abreu, known from his work in other popular Seattle bands, brought another creative element and a fuller, more aggressive sound to the band, as well as strengthening the group's immediate following. Windowpane's popularity stedily grew to pulling over a thousand fans to their CD release party of their most recent full-length album "Daybreak," and they have been consistently packing in crowds of that size and larger in Seattle, WA since. The band has recently completed several highly successful tours of the U.S & Canada, including tours in support of such artists as Five Finger Death Punch, Soulfly & Queensryche. The addition of the extremely talented and hard hitting drummer- Sean Morrison, in mid 2012, elevated the band's stage performance yet again, making their up-coming release even that much more anticipated. They wrapped up 2012 with a crushing set at the White River Amphitheater in Washington as part of Rockstar Energy’s UPROAR Festival tour with headliners Godsmack, Shinedown, Staind and P.O.D.. Windowpane was also featured on the 2013 Pacific Northwest UPROAR tour dates with Alice In Chains, The Walking Papers and Jane’s Addiction and chosen to perform at The Gorge Amphitheater as part of KISW’s 2013 “Pain in the Grass,” among such artists as Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat. The band was also honored to have been asked to headline to multi thousands at Seattle's annual, world famous "Hempfest" that same year. Shifting all focus to the writing and completion of the next full length album, Windowpane has locked themselves in their rehearsal space for the majority of 2014, working away like mad scientist to bring their song writing craft to a new level. "We've learned a lot about what people REALLY respond to, out on the road... and this album will reflect that." says bassist Mark Harris
As 2014 comes to an end, production for the long awaited new LP is about to begin. Windowpane aims to hit the road as soon as the new album is released. "People are really responding to what we're putting out there, in every single city we play! We can't wait to get back out on the road with this material!" says singer/guitarist Glenn Cannon.