Windowpane, one of the most popular independently distributed hard rock bands in the Northwest, has recently winning over crowds all across the U.S. & Canada as an unknown support act on major international tours. The band released their new self-titled album on January 16th, 2016 and plans to hit the road again this spring.
Foregoing fancy stage props and theatrics, Windowpane's heavy, bouncy approach to American, dirty guitar driven Rock & Roll is proving to be extremely sought after. Their sound is raw, gritty, aggressive and dark, tailored with an angry blues-essence that bounces with deep & powerful grooves. Their lyrics are honest, open, and relate to the current vulnerabilities and frustrations that plague so many. Their backdrop consists of vintage stacks and is fronted by low slung, classic guitars, while their high-energy, emotionally-fueled live performances have become something of legend in Seattle's highly creative and critical rock scene. All of this, combined with their infectious melodies and the band's reputation of 'nothing but integrity', has helped Windowpane generate a tremendous Northwest fan base that has consistently packed in crowds of over a thousand to their local performances for the past 4 years straight.
"Windowpane's music really connects with people! It doesn't matter if someone is into country or heavy metal, if they see Windowpane live, they are leaving that venue a Windowpane fan!”
-Jolene Shearer, former program director at KISW 99.9 Seattle
The consistent, overwhelming crowd response and extremely large on-site-sales numbers that Windowpane generated out on the road as a support act to bands, such as Five Finger Death Punch and Queensryche, is enough proof that they can create the same effect all over North America. As stated by Five Finger’s tour manager - “Windowpane sold more CDs and soft goods than any other unknown opener that we have ever had”. 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 artist" to unsuspecting rock fans.
Windowpane fans contributed over $23,000 in 28 days to a crowd-funding campaign to help finance the production of the new album. The 14-track, self-titled creation was recorded at London Bridge Studios by producer Brett Eliason. The band’s full length documentary film titled, "There Is No Such Thing as the Record Label Fairy" will debut at many U.S. film festivals in 2016. Windowpane is currently making plans to hit the road to promote the new album.
"People are really responding to what we are putting out there in a big way, in every single city we have hit! We can't wait to get back out on the road with THIS material!”
-Singer/guitarist Glenn Cannon