The Sleep


New Album from Neil Smith
July 27, 2011, 8:33 am
Filed under: electronic, goth, music | Tags: , , , ,

Released July 26 is Fralick, a twelve-song, instrumental electronic album. It’s a collection of music Neil has putting together for the past year or so. The tracks range from mellow and ambient to upbeat and happy-synthy.

Fralick is now available via Bandcamp for $5. Please share the link! Have a listen below.

Also note that the music is published under a Creative Commons license and is available for your podcast, film or other project under Attribution, Noncommerclal, Share Alike. More info. on the license is available here.



Handmade by David Eberhardt
August 14, 2010, 10:53 am
Filed under: music

Dave, guitarist for The Sleep, has a collection of his songs available for purchase online at Artzuno.com. The album is called Handmade.

If you haven’t heard of Artzuno, it is a new site that “offers consumers of music, visual arts, theater, film and literature the opportunity to obtain high quality, professionally created products in many mediums including, but not limited to, all genres of music, painting, sculpture, photography, dance, performing arts, film, poetry and literature.” The really cool thing is that no less than 85% of sales go to the artists. That’s refreshing!

You can find his wildly popular tune “Superman Falls” there, along with nine other tracks. Pop over, put your feet up and  listen to some samples.



Never In a Million Years, Now Available on CD

We are happy to announce that the album is now ready for purchase in real life, hard copy, CD format!

We have listed it with Createspace.com. The artwork turned out especially nice and includes a booklet with all the lyrics. We’re oldschool like that.

So for everyone who has been asking, off you go! Purchase away!



ONE OF THE BEST ALBUMS OF 2009

In a year-end review of Cincinnati music, CityBeat magazine has named “Never in a Million Years” by The Sleep as one of the best albums of 2009. Read the full article here.



The Sleep Nominated for Best of 2009 CEA

We are honored to announce that The Sleep has been nominated for Best of 2009 Cincinnati Entertainment Award (CEA) in the “experimental/electronic” category. The band is very surprised and excited and are asking fans to go to the CEA site and vote. And you don’t have to live in Cincinnati to vote! Voting continues until mid-November.

Click here to vote!



Emission on The Sleep

Lucy Kalantari of Luciar and Elwood Emission wrote a lovely review of Never in a Million Years on her blog. Here’s a taste:

On my first listen to Never in a Million Years, I noticed how I had been listening to instrumentals for quite some time before hearing any vocals–for about 6 minutes in fact. I understood immediately that The Sleep lays emphasis on ambience, vibe and sonic texture… Track 5 “Take Me” is one of my favorites on the album. The taunting phrase, “is it worth it?” made me second guess what I had been doing at the time, as if the song were talking to me directly. I remembered this wasn’t a voice on my head, but a song I was listening to. Powerful stuff.

Pop over to A Few Little Notes and check out the rest of what she had to say. You can click on links to check out her music while you are there.

Thanks so much, Lucy!



MUSIC VIDEO “THAT PART OF YOU” DEBUTS

We are happy to premiere our very first music video! It is for the song “That Part of You.” It was directed by Bill Poff and we love it! Especially in HD!

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Please watch it, rate it, comment on it, link to it! AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, EMBED IT WHEREVER YOU PLEASE! Below is a link to the video on Vimeo. You can watch and even download it there in HD.

Watch and download at Vimeo

We couldn’t have done it without the help of the following people! Thanks so much to everyone who contributed to this project. You guys made it happen!

The Sleep is:
Neil Smith
Laura Smith
Dave Eberhardt

Directed by William Poff

CAST
Susan Jung – Woman
Steven Brumer – Man

Ben Saunders – Director of Photography
Thomas Green – Key Grip
Jim Tobergta – Production Design
Peggy Edwards – Costumes
Christa Harrison – Laura’s Makeup
Susan Pagliaro – Editor
Neil Smith – Post Production

Special Thanks To:
Jennie Chacon
Paula Rakestraw
Wilma Gaunt
Dave Flege
Pat Tobergta
Gayle’s Vintage Clothing
Riverside Center Antique Mall




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