"‘Winnipesaukee’ was among the collection of songs recorded for Dogsbody while working with Seth Manchester at Machines With Magnets in 2021," frontman Cole Haden said in a statement sent to Stereogum. "It’s a mainstay in our live shows, and we still see it as a relevant and poignant companion to the rest of Dogsbody."
He continued: "I initially used the word 'Winnipesaukee' (as in the lake in New Hampshire) as a placeholder while writing the lyrics because I knew I needed a single, repeatable, five-syllable, proper noun as the chorus. Although I’ve never been to this lake before, I couldn’t find another word that sounded more right to my ears than “Winnipesaukee”, so the place I’m describing in this song is not based in New Hampshire, but instead is a snowy place I was daydreaming about walking across alone."
The band is currently on their 40-date 2023 tour, finishing up the U.S. dates. They'll be heading to Europe this fall.