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.
Here's a little more nice press for the reissue:
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!
Some recent press:
And some song by song liner notes from Chris and Rachael:
We're very happy to announce that Drawing Room Records is reissuing our second and third albums this spring on double LP/digital. It will be Communist Love Songs' first vinyl issue and neither has been available digitally. Link with pre-ordering info below. Check back here soon for some live dates later in the spring!
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!
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.
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.
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.
You may not have known that founding Sleepyhead member Chris O'Rourke is a native Cape Codder. Here's the interview:
We are super excited to have the premiere of our first video from the new album out today on a website we love: wifey.tv.
Here it is:
Please share it with everyone you know!
And don't forget to come to our record release party on Saturday night at Cuisine en Locale in Somerville, MA!
Advance tickets available here for Saturday, May 24 at Cuisine en Locale in Somerville. Great food and drinks available starting at 6:00 pm. Music starts at 9:00 pm with the amazing The 'Mericans. Sleepyhead goes on at 10:00 pm.
And check out this album review:
We just saw this lovely review over at the Jersey Beat:
And we just added a few new shows! (http://www.sleepyheadrockband.com/shows)
We'll be at Cuisine en Locale in Somerville, MA for our record release party on Saturday May 24 with our longtime Providence pals the 'Mericans getting the night off to a rockin' start. To make this event extra special, Cuisine En Locale will be serving up some delicious BBQ! Mark your calendars, and we should have a link for tickets up soon.
Also, we will be playing in the great state of Vermont for the first time ever on Saturday, June 7! It will be at The Skinny Pancake in Burlington with Let's Whisper, Heathers, and The Spook School. And it looks like The Skinny Pancake serves Heady Topper, so I'm not quite sure why anyone within a 90 mile radius of Burlington should have any excuse to miss this one!
Keep checking back here for more shows! We plan on doing a bunch of east coast dates later in the summer!
Magnet asked us to make a mix tape and here is the result. We remember when these were actually on cassettes! This was incredibly fun to do - thanks Magnet!
Also, our tour kicks off tomorrow night in Lexington, KY! Check out our "Shows" page for more details on our upcoming tour dates:
The first Sleepyhead album since 1999 is out!!!
You can order the CD (with BEAUTIFUL art by Tara Key and AMAZING graphic design by Sheila Sachs and FABULOUS liner notes by Stephen Burt and a GREAT photo by Kelly Davidson) here:
You should be able to find the CD in lots of other places soon, too. If your local record store doesn't have it yet, just ask! (We love it when you support your local record store!)
It's available on iTunes and Amazon and many other online places, too.
The vinyl, which will include a code for a free download, is coming soon!!
We've added a few more live dates here:
Please please please share!!!