Wintersleep is the latest buzz band to emerge from Canada’s fertile underground scene. This third studio effort, “Welcome to the Night Sky,” recently netted the Halifax-based quintet Juno Award (Canada’s Grammy Awards) nods for Best New Group and Best Alternative Album.

“Welcome to the Night Sky” has reportedly been a target for the U.S. majors as well, and it’s easy to see why. Produced by Tony Doogan (Belle and Sebastian), the disc strikes a solid balance between commercial cuts and more challenging, spiky indie rock.

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