The Sleep


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.

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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!



THE SLEEP MUSIC VIDEO COMING SOON

In the very near future, The Sleep will be releasing their first music video from the album Never in a Million Years. In the meantime, check out some photos taken at the video shoot.

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FEATURED LOCAL SOUND ON 97.3

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The Sleep has been selected as featured “Local Sound” on 97.3 The Sound – a Cincinnati radio station – for the week of March 23, 2009

Full details here.



Feature in CityBeat

Check out the article about The Sleep in Cincinnati’s CityBeat. Thanks so much to C.A. MacConnell!

Awakening With a Powerful Alternative/Electronic Debut



CITY BEAT REVIEW

The Sleep’s debut album was recently reviewed in City Beat, a Cincinnati paper:

Also just released on iTunes is Never In A Million Years, the debut album by new, moody Cincy-based Electronica trio The Sleep. The band consists of singer Laura Smith, Neil Smith on keys, synths and electronics and guitarist Dave Eberhardt, who has performed with the late Katie Reider and singer/songwriter Holly Spears. The sound of the album is very 4AD, with ambient, airy soundscapes, a dash of psychedelica, excellent, diverse guitar work and Laura’s breathy, ethereal vocals. If you dug the recent M83 album Saturdays = Youth or were a fan of Dead Can Dance and Cocteau Twins, you’ll find The Sleep’s dreamy sound incredibly mesmerizing. You can find a preview of the album on The Sleep’s MySpace page: myspace.com/thesleepmusic. A free album booklet — with liner notes and lyrics — can be downloaded at the band’s official site. The album will be available soon at other online music-buying outlets.

Full article here