I would normally argue that words this tormented should be complemented with minor chord dissonance, scratchy vocals, and miscellaneous sounds from gutters, dark alleys, sinister labyrinths, and dungeons. Winterpills have convinced me that despair can be just as forceful when done sweetly, with lush vocal harmonies and tender melodies set in a dreamy pop backdrop. Listen to how gorgeous heartbreak can sound.
Winterpills - Angels Fall (mp3)
Winterpills - Broken Arm (mp3)
Order their new album, The Light Divides, out February 27th.