Rose Windows 
Watch New Video For “Wartime Lovers”
Taken From Their Sub Pop Debut, The Sun Dogs 
 
 
 “Talk of golden snakes, white hands of grief and stalking vultures is somehow steered clear of quasi-mystic cliche, marking out Rose Windows as promising contenders on the psych-rock block.” [The Sun Dogs review]  Uncut
 
The Sun Dogs
OUT NOW
Label: Sub Pop
Format: CD/ LP/DL
TRACKLISTING
1. The Sun Dogs I: Spirit Modules
2. Native Dreams
3. Heavenly Days
4. Walkin' With a Woman
5. Season of Serpents
6. Wartime Lovers
7. Indian Summer
8. This Shroud
9. The Sun Dogs II: Coda
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CONTACT:
Nita Keeler 
nita.keeler@gmail.com
+44 (0)1600 892 690
You can now watch Rose Windows lovely & surreal new video for “Wartime Lovers,” from The Sun Dogs,  their Sub Pop debut. The video was directed by Jessi Southern and Christopher Vallina as a part of Fool's Road, the travelling music video collaboration. Like each of the seven productions across the U.S., this video was planned and shot within only 8 days of the directors and band having met each other.  Rookie Magazine premiered the clip alongside an interview with band member Rabia Qazi, which you can read here (see July 1st premiere).

The Sun Dogs and its singles, the aforementioned “Wartime Lovers”, as well as “Native Dreams” and “Heavenly Days,” continue to win raves for Rose Windows. The Quietus recently reviewed the album saying “The Sun Dogs is full of songs defined by raucous choruses, such as 'Walkin' With A Woman', and basic riffs played very loud, as on the album's first single 'Native Dreams'..... Flautist Veronica Dye is crucial to this record, with the heavy echo on the flute intro to 'Native Dreams' representing one of the album's more beautifully delicate touches. Strings and piano complement and complicate the unsurprising chord changes that litter The Sun Dogs, no more stunningly than on closer 'The Sun Dogs II: Coda'... ” (Read More Here).  

Rose Windows - Chris Cheveyo – lead guitar/composer, Rabia Shaheen Qazi – lead vocalist, Richie Rekow – bass/ 1st male vocalist, Nils Petersen – rhythm guitar/2nd male vocalist, Pat Schowe – drums,
David Davila – piano/organ, Veronica Dye – flute - have been stunning live audiences in the greater Pacific Northwest and beyond, with their engaging, otherworldly performances. The band will support The Sun Dogs on their tour dates, which span July 20th-September 7th, 2013. Highlights for this time frame include: July 27th in Seattle, WA at Capitol Hill Block Party; September 4th in New York, NY at Le Poisson Rouge; And September 6th-7th in Raleigh, NC at Hopscotch Music Festival.
 
Additional US dates will be announced soon. Please find a current list of tour dates HERE
 
Rose Windows' The Sun Dogs is now available worldwide on CD, LP and digitally via Sub Pop.
 
 
What People Are Saying About Rose Windows:
 
"A blend of nuanced and ballsy psychedelic folk-rock that takes its cues from Earth, Black Sabbath, Tinariwen, and the storied history of delta blues. With a vintage organ weaving up and down like a massive snake, they pile on burned-out guitars, bits of rambling bass, a little flute, and some soul-shattering-ly intense vocals" ["Native Dreams"] - Consequence of Sound

"This tasty little piece of grunge psychedelia is the first teaser from Rose Windows' forthcoming debut LP, The Sun Dogs... "Native Dreams" is an expansive, futuristic, long-playing howler and the most recent reason why 2013 already sounds better than its predecessor." ["Native Dreams"] - Seattle Weekly

“This incredibly lush highlight kicks off with a hail of bells and keys, and quickly expands into a barefoot orchestra's worth of instrumentation and groove. At one point late in the song Qazi implores us to "gently escape," but we already have — into a simpler, more sonically rich time where vines entwine harp strings and tambourines are handed out to all comers’” - [“Wartime Lovers”] SPIN.com
 
 
MORE ABOUT ROSE WINDOWS:
 
The genesis of Rose Windows started Fall 2010 in a house in Seattle’s Central District, where Chris Cheveyo found himself tiring of the limited palette of his prior heavy post-rock project. Though interested in new sonic possibilities, he was turned off by experimental music’s lazy reliance on “knob-turning.” His explorations became less about possibilities associated with new technology and more about studying various avenues of the past. The project began with a few rough demos done alone at home and slowly began to take shape as the band amassed members. Band-mates were mainly musician friends who wandered through the house. Rabia Shaheen Qazi’s enchanting and exotic voice was the first component added to the fray. Roommate David Davila was asked to play piano and organ. Former bandmates Nils Petersen and Pat Schowe were enlisted for electric guitar and drums. Frequent houseguests Richie Rekow and Veronica Dye were brought on board for bass and flute. Rose Windows began playing out, fluidly sharing the stage with underground art-metal bands one night and popular indie Americana acts the next. 
 
Label-less at the time, Rose Windows began making plans for recording The Sun Dogs in November of 2011. The band sought out local producer Randall Dunn based on his past success in harnessing the electric power of SunnO))) and Boris, the bleak twang of Earth, and the shamanistic acid-trips of Master Musicians of Bukkake. Dunn’s penchant for musical anthropology proved the perfect match for the band, with their mutual curiosity and artistic ambition broadening the scope of the album. Other local musicians were brought on board to add harp, pedal steel, viola, and cello. Dynamics were expanded. Boundaries were pushed.
 
Musically, The Sun Dogs is an album based on the idea of sifting through the past, extracting bits and pieces, and re-imagining these into new forms. It’s about observing and building upon musical traditions. Thematically, Cheveyo describes The Sun Dogs as being about “the everyday blues that capitalism and its hit man, religion, bring on all of us.” More specifically, he sees The Sun Dogs as an acknowledgment of the circular nature of the rat race, learning to accept the evil in the world, taking joy wherever we can, and ultimately disavowing traditions of exploitation and violence. That search for finding light in the dark is perfectly captured in the album opener “The Sun Dogs I: Spirit Modules,” as the ominous verses uncoil into beautifully lush string arrangements and vocal harmonies. “Native Dreams” displays the band’s affinity for both exotic melodies and bold distorted guitar riffs, all while Qazi describes the encroachment of one culture upon another by singing of “spirit warriors” surrounding a sleeping camp. “Walkin’ With a Woman” conjures the old blues tale of encountering the devil at the crossroads while culling motifs from classic psych and prog records. Songs like “Heavenly Days” and “Season of Serpents” offer a counterpoint to the foreboding moments on The Sun Dogs, with folk-steeped guitars, gentle pedal steel, and graceful choruses painting a picture of those moments of joy and grace in the midst of the world’s evil. These moments of respite make the foreign melodies, menacing mysticism, and blown-out riffs on songs like “This Shroud” all the more disquieting. But ultimately “The Sun Dogs II: Coda” ends the album with a ray of light, with the alternating major and minor chords on acoustic guitar, lilting piano lines, “Kashmir”-esque strings, and full-band vocal harmonies burning off the gloom.
 
Rose Windows have already toured the West Coast several times, and with the release of The Sun Dogs, the band plans much more. In the meantime, they continue their search—delving into archives of long-lost albums, learning more about their craft from renowned local musicians, and charting their own path in an ancient art.
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