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Redwalls guitarist Andrew Langer has left the Chicago band he co-founded and formed a new quintet dubbed the Sleeptalkers (pictured). “The Redwalls was our childhood dream,” Langer says of the heavily Beatles-y outfit of friends from Deerfield, Ill. “It was a fun and exciting experience for a while, but as my musical taste grew outside of that bubble, it became apparent that I wanted to move in a different direction.” Langer picked Robert Pollard’s main collaborator, Todd Tobias, to produce and play bass on the Sleeptalkers’ first record, currently untitled and label-less. Langer is hoping for an early-2009 release. Continuing on the Pollard-connection front (we are MAGNET, after all), the Sleeptalkers’ first gig, February 7 at Schuba’s in Chicago, will be opened by Regal Standard, Pollard sideman Jason Narducy’s new band. No word on what the remaining Redwalls are up to, or whether Chris Slusarenko is involved in any way.

http://www.magnetmagazine.com/2009/01/02/redwalls-guitarist-andrew-langer-wakes-up-forms-new-group/ - Magnet Magazine


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The Sleeptalkers EP (2009):
1. Falling Apart
2. Broken Bones
3. Reservations
4. 20th Nervous Breakdown

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Founding guitarist of The Redwalls, Andrew Langer, left the band in the fall of 2008 to write and record his first body of material, while forming his own band, The Sleeptalkers. "I grew up with those guys" says Langer of his former Redwalls band-mates, " The band was our childhood dream. It was a fun and exciting experience for a while, but as my musical taste grew outside of that bubble, it became apparent that I wanted to move in a different direction."

In early September of 2008, Langer drove to Waterloo Studios in the small town of Kent, Ohio to record his debut album with producer Todd Tobias (Guided by Voices / Robert Pollard). With Tobias playing bass and longtime friend, Jordan Kozer, on drums, the record was recorded and mixed in 8 days. "I've been a fan of the work that Todd has done on the Pollard and GBV albums" say's Langer, "those albums are such a big influence on my music. It occurred to me to ask Todd to play on the album since I didn't yet have a bass player. He agreed and it turned out even better than I had hoped."

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