Winter, aka dream-pop artist Samira Winter, is not shy about the musical influences behind her terrific new album What Kind of Blue Are You? -- a mix of '80s/'90s shoegaze and indie which she wears like a badge of honor. She also uses them to color her excellent songs, not relying on mere pastiche. We asked her to run through some of the album's biggest influences, which include some obvious ones (My Bloody Valentine, The Sundays), as well as a few things that you might not expect. Read her annotated list and give the album a spin below.
You can catch Winter on tour in October and November, including a NYC show at Baby's All Right on 11/4 with tourmates Peel Dream Magazine. All dates are listed below.