New Sounds: Winter sling some ’90s alt-rock goodness on ‘Jaded’


And now that summer has set in across New England, here comes a new track from Winter.


The guitar rock project from one-time Bostonian and all-around BAMF Samira Winter has provided one of the more memorable songs of the season in “Jaded”, an ode to music scene and industry burnout that musically lobs a lot of its heavy riffage right from the early-’90s alt-rock playbook. The Dinosaur Jr and Breeders influences here are plentiful, and we are not complaining.


“The song ‘Jaded’ was written after Samira Winter played a show with her band Winter at the Los Angeles warehouse space Non Plus Ultra,” states the presser. “As she looked around she saw how a lot of bands were drained from touring and bitter from the music industry. Furthermore, she recognized in herself that she too was becoming desensitized by the music scene. The lyrics tells the story through an outsiders perspective; seeing a band show up late to soundcheck, acting tired and bored, even forgetting how to play their own songs. It’s a meditation on being a musician or anyone working in an over saturated industry, at a time where you can feel so overwhelmed and undervalued.”

If anything, this song should send a necessary jolt of excitement. “Jaded” was recorded and produced by Lewis Pesacov (Best Coast, FIDLAR) at his studio in Los Angeles’ Echo Park, and includes the film 10 Things I Hate About You in its list of influences.

Listen to it below as you scan Winter’s upcoming live appearances.

June 26 The Patio – Orlando, FL *w Boogarins
June 27 New World Brewery – Tampa, FL *w Boogarins
June 29 Rudyards – Houston, TX
June 30 Limelight – San Antonio, TX
July 01 Bistro 501 – El Paso, TX