Hi. We are Windsor Drive. We are an american indie rock band from Wausau, Wisconsin.
We will release our new album "Young One" on December 6th, 2019.
You can pre-order our new album now using the link above. Check out the first song off the album "Lonely is the Heart" now on Spotify and Apple Music.
If you are in the Wausau area, please join us for our album release show December 14th, 2019 at Whitewater Music Hall. Tickets are available now.
Digital Download of Windsor Drive LP - Cars & Calories Records / AOR Heaven. Released in 2014-2015.
Track Listing: / 1. Going Under / 2. Sleepwalking / 3. Bridges / 4. Under the Weather / 5. Wish Me Well / 6. Skin to Skin / 7. In Dreams / 8. Wide Eyed at Midnight / 9. Fall / 10. Everything I Have / 11. Chasing Shores
Windsor Drive is an American indie rock band from Wausau, Wisconsin formed in 2006. Taking their name from a street in their hometown, the band’s roots can be traced back to a friendship between Kipp Wilde (vocals/keys) and Owen Jones (drums) who met while playing music at Wilde’s father’s church. Kipp discovered piano at a young age but was re-inspired to explore the instrument and songwriting after discovering Ben Folds. After shuffling in and out various members, the band finalized their line up adding Jon Wasleske (bass) and Daniel Sukow (guitar).
The group got their start by throwing their own shows in VFW Halls and bowling alleys, helping establish a local scene in a town that didn’t have an all ages music venue. The following year, the band relocated to Texas and brought a batch of songs with them and would collaborate with producer and EMI recording artist Robbie Seay, this would turn into their first release “Meet the Tide (2008.)” This release landed them a management deal with Ping Pong Music – Stephen Short (Augustana) and the following year would track a five song EP at Sonic Ranch in El Paso, TX titled “Bridges (2009)” with Short producing.
After several regional and national tours to support their initial releases and pushing over 15,000 units independently, the band caught the attention of many nationally renowned acts and supported select dates with artists including American Idol winner Kris Allen, Ryan Cabrera, Imagine Dragons, Walk the Moon, and The Rocket Summer. In 2011, the band supported renowned Tooth & Nail act Mae on their farewell tour “Goodbye, Goodnight.” Coinciding with the tours came the limited edition Under the Weather EP (2011) which claimed them the spotlight on E! News with Ryan Seacrest and a feature on Clear Channel’s iHeartRadio.
The band logged 300 shows between 2010 and 2012 and entered the studio with multi-platinum producer John Fields (Jones Brothers, Switchfoot) for their next release Wanderlust. The release was a step in a different direction for the band, who experimented more with 80’s synths and vocoders to incorporate more of a dance pop element to their sound. Windsor Drive supported Universal Republic artist He is We on the “Give It All” Tour in 2012 and followed it up with a spot on the Vans Warped Tour.
In 2014, the band released their self-titled full length, a collection of their previous EP’s on Cars and Calories Records in Japan and embarked on their first overseas tour. Later that year that same release was distributed in Europe and the UK via AOR Heaven.
It’s been almost 5 years since the band has released music and Young One due out December 6th, 2019 is the next chapter. The unfamiliar. It can be a scary place, but also a beautiful thing. The journey from completely losing the feeling of oneself and the growth to regain a feeling of normalcy is celebrated in the songs penned on this release. Windsor Drive will celebrate the culmination of the record release and past catalog with a performance in their hometown of Wausau, Wisconsin on December 14th, 2019 at Whitewater Music Hall.