July Shows with Velvet Crush!

Check out the shows page for details on two upcoming shows opening for the mighty Velvet Crush in Boston and Worcester, MA. We are continuing work on a new album and have lots of new tunes that we’re excited to play at these shows along with some older stuff. We’re hoping to get that album out early 2020. We’ve also been cleaning up our online presence, so there are some new links on this site to social media, a new Spotify profile, etc.

Show with Wussy cancelled (for now.)

We're sorry to announce that Wussy had to cancel the Sonia show that we were opening due to a medical issue. Hopefully they will be back in action soon and we will be able to reschedule! We're working on booking a few shows, so stay tuned...

Sleepyhead playing in Chapel Hill, NC July 6!

Sleepyhead played many many shows in Chapel Hill during the 90s. One of my fondest memories is original Sleepyhead bassist Michael Galinsky's mom and dad feeding every indie-rocker in town pizza off the hood of their car outside one of the clubs before a gig. We will be celebrating the new Drawing Room Records reissue of albums 2 and 3 for sure, but we'll also be playing a bunch of new songs for the first time ever. Mike will be up there on stage playing some classics from the reissue. His awesome band Elvis Division is playing and to really make it feel like old times, Half-Cocked will be screening! Cat's Cradle Back Room on July 6. Please come NC people!! See the "Shows" page for details.

Future Exhibit Goes Here! Sleepyhead reissue is out today!!

We are so excited about the brand new deluxe reissue of our second and third albums on Drawing Room Records. Some great press is already rolling in! Keep an eye out on the "Shows" page, too. We're working on setting up some shows to celebrate.

We highly recommend the deluxe double vinyl, which includes liner notes by all three original members, some words from the one and only Sam Lipsyte, and a beautiful book of original Sleepyhead bass player Mike Galinsky's beautiful photos. If you don't have a record player, you can still use the free download code to listen, but you'll still get the amazing package!

Buy it here!


Some recent press:




And some song by song liner notes from Chris and Rachael:





Sleepyhead has to bow out of Saturday's show...

We are so sorry to say that due to an unforeseen family issue, we can't make it to New York this weekend for the big show. We promise we'll be back as soon as we can! And of course, the show will go on, so follow the "Shows" link to get more info about seeing three AMAZING bands: The Special Pillow, Bob Carol Ted, and Sloppy Heads!

Playing Brooklyn Saturday, February 4 and other news...

We haven't played in a while, but that changes next Saturday, February 4 at The Gutter in Brooklyn! We've been working on songs for a new album, and have recorded a batch of them already. Sometime soon, we're going to get back in the studio and record some more, so that new album will hopefully be out in early 2018. (That would beat our last gap between albums by 11 years!) ALSO, it won't be long until the 2017 double-vinyl and first-time-ever digital reissue of our second and third albums, 1994's Starduster and 1996's Communist Love Songs, the latter of which will see a vinyl release for the first time ever! There's even going to be an awesome booklet with lots of founding bassist Mike Galinsky's photos and liner notes by Mike, Rachael, and Chris. The reissue is coming courtesy of the fabulous Drawing Room Records! Click on "Shows" for details.

Back to the studio!

We promised ourselves we would NOT wait so long between releases, and we're keeping our word. We're heading back to the amazing Q Division Studios next month to start recording! And we're working on booking some fall dates - more on that soon.

Record Store Day in Providence, RI!

Last year on Record Store Day, we were in Louisville, KY at the fabulous Guestroom Records. This year, we'll be at the equally excellent What Cheer Records + Vintage on Saturday, April 18. We LOVE Providence, having lived and rehearsed there for a summer in the earliest days of Sleepyhead. We're looking forward to coming back to play for the first time since Wild Sometimes was released last year. We've got lots of new tunes to play, too, and are going to start recording album #6 this summer. Support your local record store!!! Check the "Shows" page for details.