The Sleepover Disaster

The Sleepover Disaster

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Heavily influenced by the late '80s to early '90s shoegaze and post punk scenes. Spacey and atmospheric, dynamic and driving alternative/indie rock.

Biography

Songwriter/guitarist Luke Giffen and drummer Vince Corsaro formed The Sleepover Disaster in 1997. Sharing a love of the late 80s/early 90s Shoegazer scene, the two set about crafting a sound that combined big, atmospheric guitars with melodic songwriting and driving rhythms. The results: a sound rooted in the Shoegaze genre -but decidedly updated- and energetic live performances.

Surviving a few line-up changes in the early years, The Sleepover Disaster ultimately found bassist/engineer Eric Peters, whose knowledge of the recording studio and instrumental ability greatly enhanced the band's sound.

The Sleepover Disaster has toured extensively around the West Coast, Northwest, and Southwest playing with bands such as Earlimart, Starflyer 59, Radar Bros, The Great Northern, and Lagwagon, along the way releasing fiverecordings. Their most recent releases, Loud is the New Quiet (2004), The Oceanographer EP (2005), and Hover (2009). The band has received stellar record and live reviews from indie 'zines The Big Takeover, Dagger, and Losing Today, as well as many glowing web reviews, and garnered college radio and independent and web radio play across the U.S. and internationally.

In 2008 The Sleepover Disaster played a well-received and well-attended showcase at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, and in August of 2008, the band signed to San Francisco-based label Devil in the Woods Records. In 2009, The Sleepover Disaster have played the Noise Pop Festival (San Francisco, CA), SXSW2009 (Austin, TX), and dozens of other shows. A Northwest tour is currently being booked. In 2010, the band will make its first treks across the southern states and book a tour to include New York, Chicago, Boston, and Pittsburgh/Philadelphia.

Lyrics

Hold My Tongue

Written By: Luke Giffen

It doesn't matter what you've done.
Dodged a bullet or just came home.
They will filter you through their own lens.
Break you apart and reshape you again.

I won't hold my tongue, when everything feel's wrong.

Tell a lie just one time,
I'll laugh it off I'll just smile.
Tell a lie a thousand times,
it's creeping in to all our minds.

I won't hold my tongue, when everything feel's wrong.

Cathedral

Written By: Luke Giffen

You turn away you gaze.
Hide your smile.
I love the way the light plays.
across you smile.

I want to pull you close to me.
Want to feel you breath
hot upon my neck.
I stumble to my knees.

You take your sweater off.
Cover my head.
Throw me to the grass.
Everything is red.

I want to pull you close to me.
Want to feel you breath
hot upon my neck.
I stumble to my knees.

Let go on forever
Let go on forever
Let go on forever

Oceanographer

Written By: Luke Giffen

What do you feel
in there?
Drifting
so near.
The depth,
dimension of your sea.
So small,
so warm and so true.
I'll dream
of you.

Soon you'll dive deeper
my oceanographer.

Do you know
I'm here?
Drifting
so near.
Do you long
for a wider bay?
Or are you
content to simply stay?
Don't be
afraid.

Soon you'll dive deeper
my oceanographer.

Discography

Cultivation Vol.4 compilation (1999)
Only If CDEP (2000)
Staring at Nothing CD (2001)
"Scene but not Herd'" Velvet Blue Records compilation Vol. 3 (2002)
"A Salute to Local Bands" KFSR 90.7FM 20th anniversary compilation (2002)
Loud is the New Quiet CD (2004)
Appendix Sessions Vol.1 Greytank Records compilation (2004)
"Rock of the Tower!" compilation (2004)
The Oceanographer CDEP (2005)
The Lower Class Revolt Volume 1 compilation (2008)
Hover (Devil in the Woods Records, Feb. 10, 2009)

Set List

A typical set list is seven to nine songs. We have played sets as short as 30 minutes and as long as two hours. We primarily play original material, but will occasionally throw in a choice cover song.