Sleepearehaerhar City
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Sleepearehaerhar City

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The best kept secret in music


"toursentong review (french/translation)"

(Sharktooth records 2006)

Très bonne surprise pour une découverte estivale. SLEEPER CITY est un jeune groupe de Los Angeles qui ne manque pas d'aiguiser mon intérêt. Avec ce premier EP au son plus qu'accrocheur, ce sympathique quintet californien navigue avec talent entre Dredg, Moments in Grace et même Counterfit. Rien de fondamentalement novateur mais l'intention est juste, on sent le désir d'échapper aux progressions d'accords les plus basiques. La voix manque peut être un peu de charisme pour égaler les influences précitées mais les bases sont là. 5 titres assez similaires s'enchaînent sur du mid-tempo bien frappé, on ne tombe pas dans le brouillon et les mélodies se révèlent progressivement ("Hiding"). Un peu de temps vous sera demandé afin de véritablement apprécier ces morceaux, mais la patience est toujours récompensée. Des changements de rythmiques, des parties guitares saccadées à la Minus The Bear ("Forced Induction") sauront titiller les amateurs d'Indie et même les adeptes d'un rock alternatif plus lourd. Il manque vraiment peu de chose pour que Sleeper City trouve ça place au sein d'une scène, il est vrai, déjà bien embouteillée. A suivre de près.
*Infos et extraits :

par : Trist'
SLEEPER CITY E.P (Sharktooth records 2006)

Very good surprised for a summer discovery. SLEEPER CITY is a young group of Los Angeles that does not lack to sharpen my interest. With this first EP to the sound more more more than catchier, this likable Californian quintet sails with talent between Dredg, Moments in Grace and even Counterfit. Nothing of basically pioneer but the intention is just, one feels the desire to escape the progressions agreed the most basal ones. Voice lacks can be a little charisma to equal the aforementioned influences but the bases are there. 5 titles rather similar link on mid-tempo well hit, one does not fall in the untidy one and the melodies reveal themselves progressively ("Hiding"). A little times will have asked you in order truly to appreciate these pieces, but patience always is rewarded. Changes of rhythmic, on the part jerky guitars to the Minus The Bear ("Forced Induction") will know titiller the indie amateurs and even the followers of a rock alternate one heavier. It lacks really few thing for that Sleeper City finds that places within a scene, it is true, already well clogged. To follow by near. *Infos and extracts:

By: Trist' ***


Sleeper City woke my S%$t up!!
Posted by sriskin on Jun 22nd, 2006
I saw these guys at Zen Sushi in Silverlake as they blazed through an ear splitting 5 song set at Silverlakes Zen Sushi. With dual guitars blasting out sometimes syncopated, start-stop rhythms, the lead singer twisted and turned as if possessed by the moment he was in. These guys reminded me of the indie-rock scene in the Chapel Hill (No. Carolina)area many years ago with bands like Archers of Loaf, Polvo and Superchunk. It was great to see this type of music again, and I'm sure it won't be the last from this band. They are definitely worth checking out, but be sure to bring ear-plugs. -


Sleeper City EP [2006]
- Asleep
- Forced Induction
- Thank You Very Little
- Hiding
- Just Remembered


Feeling a bit camera shy


The members of Sleeper City grew up immersed in the counter-culture that record labels like SST and Dischord created. As they grew older, they noticed that it was the passion in the music. That was the most important thing, no matter the genre, fashion, or politics behind it. In 2006, Sleeper City was formed by members of other successful bands (Stroke 9, Sloe, Anasarca). They create driving, emotive, rock music and thoughtful, catchy melodies with an explosive live show that can't be missed.

Sleeper City is:
Mikey de Lara
Joseph Nathan (Sloe)
James Sajor (Anasarca)
Stephen Small
Eric Stock (Stroke 9)