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sound sleeper

Miami, Florida, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011

Miami, Florida, United States
Established on Jan, 2011
Band Alternative Blues Rock


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Alex Martinez - Vocals, Guitar
Charlie Suarez - Guitar, Vocals
Arnold Nese - Bass

sound sleeper was birthed in 2011 in South Florida as the solo project of former Sunday Driver (Doghouse Records/Warner Music Group) frontman and guitarist Alex Martinez. After 10 years of extensive touring and recording, Sunday Driver dissolved, leading Martinez on a new path and a fresh approach to songwriting, as well as his live shows, “Coming from a guitar-heavy rock band, it was such an intimate and humbling experience to start play bare-bones acoustic shows -- putting yourself out there without anyone else to hide your mistakes." said Martinez.

Alex never stopped writing post-dissolution, creating a batch of finely tuned tales of love, despair and deceit, all sung with his patented whispery delivery and non-standard tunings. After some early lineup changes, Alex locked in what was the core lineup of Sunday Driver -- Charlie Suarez (Guitar, Vocals) who had just finished his vocal and guitar duties in MonstrO (Vagrant Records) along with bassist Arnold Nese.

The intial sessions for the album were recorded in late 2012in Nashville with friends and session muscians and yielded 4 tunes. Early 2014 saw the new assembled trio 2 new songs ("The Mermaid and The Man" and "The Prisoner's Dilemma") to tape with producer Paul Trust (Say Anything, Diecast) in his South Florida studio -- along with Sunday Driver's final drummer, Mark Annino.

'A Perfect Sea For Drowning' was produced by sound sleeper + Paul Trust, Recorded by Paul Trust and Mark Annino, Mixed by C.J. Ridings (Big Jesus, Stallone) and Mastered by Dan Coutant (Joshua, The Gaslight Anthem, Into It. Over It.) and will be released January 13th, 2015 via Miami, FL-based Limited Fanfare Records (Denney and The Jets, The Ettes, Ex Norwegian, Astronautalis & Rickolus.)

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