Sleepy Sun’s fourth album Maui Tears is an assured deliverance of psych-rock; fuzzed and elasticized into epic, tangible landscapes that hook and pull and lift as they simmer for three quarters of an hour. It’s stoner-rock, power-pop, and stadium rock, but it’s never misguided.
After releasing their new 7″ last week via Dine Alone Records, San Francisco’s Sleepy Sun has now shared the release’s second track, “The Lane.” The melodic, psych-tinged song accompanies the heavier, darker “11:32” to complete a two-track release that captures the diversity of the quintet’s sound and experimental nature of their songwriting. You can stream “The Lane” via SoundCloud below.
Northern California’s Sleepy Sun has announced a new 7″, to be released October 15th via Dine Alone Records. With just two tracks – the heavy, fuzzed-out “11:32” and melodic, psych-tinged “The Lane” – the release captures the diversity of the quintet’s sound and experimental nature of their songwriting. The result of six years, three LPs, and countless tours worth of exploration and growth, Sleepy Sun’s new tracks represent an evolved version of the band: one that has torn down walls and built up confidence. Today, the band offers a sneak peek into their hazy, smoke-filled world with the premiere of “11:32,” one of their heaviest songs to date.
“Shoegaze” bands today are a dime a dozen, but finding a psych band that produces jams with truly infectious grooves is far more rare. San Francisco based group Sleepy Sun is at the forefront of an emerging scene of flowery, trance-y, hypnotic rock that needs no label to be set apart from the crowd. Check out what singer Bret Constantino and guitarist Matt Holliman had to say, and buy their latest album Spine Hits, out now.