Sleepwall - Come In From the Cold 7"
Long Island's Sleepwall sound like they should be in their 30s in the early 90s trying something new and a bit more melodic after playing in rough and raw hardcore/punk bands since their teens...but they're not. Most of the five guys that make up the band do indeed come from the hardcore scene (and have done their time in bands like Robot Whales, Sick of Talk, and the Agent) but they are in their early 20s and filled with a voracious appetite for all things music-related. It's no surprise then that they gravitated to a sound similar to post-hardcore bands like Sugar, Hum, and even My Bloody Valentine.
Sleepwall's debut 7" EP reproduces that thick and ethereal guitar playing topped with desperately sincere vocals and melodies so sweet you'll wonder how they're even able to fight their way through the riffs. Call it rehash if you like, we're just psyched that today's young ones are digging through their older siblings/friends collections and checking out what the punk pioneers did after their early 80s bands called it a day.
Comes with a digital download code.
- Come In From the Cold
- This World Is Too Dark
1st press: 10 tests / 5 "zombie blood" green/black transitionals stamped & numbered / 95 on solid green / 400 on black