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    1So Long lyrics
    2ROYGBIV lyrics
    3Ulysses lyrics
    4Fall Apart lyrics
    5Tomb lyrics
    6When I Wake Up lyrics
    7Can't Sit Still lyrics
    8Last Dance lyrics
    9Hard to be Cool lyrics
    10Too Late lyrics

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    1The Extended Play [2006]
    2(Around &) Around Again [2007]


    Wintergreen currently has four members including Jared Anderson on Bass, Lead Singer/Guitarist Drew Mottinger, Guitarist/Vocals Trevor Sherwood, and Todd Ramsey on Drums.

    Wintergreen comprises four young men hailing from the Midwest trying to make it make it big on the west coast. Although relatively unknown at first, the band's break out song "When I Wake Up" became popular on the internet in early 2006 when a music video was released. Thanks to the popularity of blogs and social bookmarking sites such as Digg, Wintergreen has gained an online following comprising many demographics.

    Wintergreen's first video retells the story of one of the most infamous video games of all time, E.T. the Extra Terrestrial for the Atari 2600. During the video game craze of 1982, Atari made a twenty-two million dollar deal with Steven Spielberg to create a video game on his smash E.T.. Atari was hoping to cash in on the films popularity and rushed the game into development in order to have it out for the holiday shopping season. Because of time constraints and little manpower, the game was buggy and indeed, hard to finish most likely stemming from its awkward controls and little to no plot. Because of this the game was a massive failure and Atari received many copies back from distributors, who, thanks to pressure from Atari, purchased all of their inventory for 1982 in advance. With tons of unsold inventory that wasn't moving, Atari made the decision to bury the unsold cartridges in a landfill in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Wintergreen's video follows three of the intrepid band members on a journey to recover the lost cartridges for seemingly nostalgic purposes.

    Directed by Keith Schofield, "When I Wake Up" was released in January of 2006. It is available in several formats including an iPod/PSP format.

    Although the video is a fun trip down memory lane for many people in their late-twenties, it is however historically inaccurate. In order to prevent looting of the landfill, Atari had the cartridges crushed with the tracks of a Caterpiller track loader before being covered with cement after insertion into the landfill. Even so, this little known fact does not diminish the video's sense of charm and adventure.

    In an interview:

    "we are all straight.
    enjoy nights out at fancy restaurants and seeing movies...or just nights at home curled up under blankets on the couch watching old TV shows....we prefer people that are honest...no playing games!!! people that know what they want in life and aren't afraid to dream big and really go for it...but love is far more important then good looks and success....also...wintergreen has been a band for about 18 months in Los Angeles...we are all Midwestern kids that are unknowns really...we immediately began writing and recording for an album with Michael krassner (ealimart, califone, koufax) and later worked with niko bolas (Neil young, Keith Richards, Fiona apple, Billy Joel, kiss, Bette milder, Travis, Warren Zevon... ok.. the guy is a recording legend) but we are label and money free...thus we've always been waiting for open studio time and time from others to get this sucker done once and for all....we got antsy and put out the EP as a lil teaser of what is to come on my friends label Mt.Fuji....has redeye distro and might be people's favorite new indie label someday....random hollywood truths are....jessica simpson and nick lachey were at our first show ever.....cameron diaz was at our 10th and has our demo....shows 8 and 9 we were openers for the get up kids on their farewell tour....indie 103.1 was the first radio station to play us ever...and played us a few times this summer....yet wintergreen members are all fucking crazy in their own way...our lead guitarist is homeless...most of us work for low wage and can barely get by...but all of us have been through the best and worst together...we only want to be in this band and only death will break us up..."

    Trevor Sherwood
    Jared Anderson
    Todd Ramsey
    Drew Mottinger

    Jared Anderson was soon replaced with Matt Casebeer on bass.
    As of August 2008, they do not have a bassist any longer.

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