What’s This Death, the second release from Seattle-based gothic Americana singer-songwriter Amanda Winterhalter, weaves together threads of 1960s girl group AM pop, soothing indie Americana, blues-tinged southern rock, and even styles of chamber pop and post-punk. The record’s diverse range informs a new Americana that connects with the heart and mind as quickly as the ears. Both timeless and of the moment, the record’s melodic peaks and valleys are lashed together by the tsunami that is Winterhalter’s voice; an instrument of grace and power, arresting and hypnotic from the start.
released October 4, 2019
All songs written by Amanda Winterhalter
All songs arranged by Amanda Winterhalter, Geoff Larson, Nick Drozdowicz, and Rick Weber, with additional arrangement by Johnny Sangster on Cemetery Picnic
Produced by Johnny Sangster
Recorded & Mixed by Johnny Sangster at Crackle & Pop! Studio
Assistant Engineering by Jon Roberts
Mastered by Rachel Field at Resonant Mastering
Album Art by Patty Valentine
Album Design by Kittenteeth
Amanda Winterhalter on lead vocals & acoustic guitar; Geoff Larson on upright and electric bass; Rick Weber on drums, percussion, and backing vocals; Nick Drozdowicz on electric guitar and backing vocals; Ed Brooks on pedal steel; Joy Mills, Leslie Braly, and Reggie Garrett on backing vocals. With Dan Walker on piano, vibes, and hammond organ; Alex Guy on violin and viola; and Johnny Sangster on acoustic guitar and percussion.