Windsor For The Derby

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Songwriters

Daniel Matz
Jason McNeely

In a world of “slow” movements that rail against mindless consumption, rock survivalists Windsor for the Derby represent “slow” music. For their latest outing, they began with a set of seemingly infinite drones and loops inspired by their early beginnings as a band. As those recordings were passed back and forth, the sounds were further sculpted by Dan Matz and Jason McNeely into their own leftfield brand of pop song. This became Against Love.

While they experimented with more formalized rock structures on their past few albums, Against Love finds the balance between experimentation and rock tradition more heavily skewed toward the former. The songs are filled with tried & true conventions; some with pedal steel and acoustic guitar (“Dull Knives,” “After Love”), and others in waves of warm feedback and synth (“Queen of the Sun,” “Autumn Song”). Lyrically the songs are about how the modern world is changing the human condition, how we decide to land when the floor is pulled out from under us, and how hope is born from loss. The songs were shaped over months in backstage rooms, hotels, vans, and wherever else Matz and McNeely found time during WFTD’s European and American tours of the past two years. Tracks were finalized in Matz’s haunted Hope Union Studio, where disengaged clock chimes, spectral taps, and mysterious footsteps are a constant cause for another take; some left in the mix.

Releases

Windsor For The Derby Against Love

Against Love

Autumn Song

After Love

Queen Of The Sun

Singer 1968

Moon Shadows

Our Love's A Calamity

Alex Lucero

Dull Knives

Hips

Cursed Ages

Tropical Depression

Windsor For The Derby Giving Up The Ghost

Dirge For A Pack of Lies

Empathy For People Unknown

Praise/ Shadows

The Front

Giving Up

The Light Is On

Gathering

Science

Every Word You Ever Said

Windsor For The Derby We Fight Till Death

The Melody of a Fallen Tree

The Cutter

Nightingale

The Door is Red

Logic and Surprise

Black Coats

A Spring Like Sixty

For People Unknown

We Fight Til Death

Flight

Windsor For The Derby Minnie Greutzfeldt

Fat Angel, Skinny Ghost

Stasis

Bass Trap

No Techno W/ Drums

When I See Scissors

Useless Arm

Skimming

Exposite

Moving Florida

Slow Death

Slow Death +

The Electric Co.

Windsor For The Derby The Emotional Rescue LP

The Same

Now I Know The Sea

Emotional Rescue

Fall Of 68'

Indonesian Guitars

Mythologies

Awkwardness

Another Rescue

Donkey Ride