Friday May.11th The End Records & ATP Recording artists Sleepy Sun take the stage at Lucky Bar with Victoria's best carnival exorcism dance band Meatdraw & indie pop rock KHBR.
The band of brothers known far and wide as Sleepy Sun don't sit still for long. Recorded under the big skies of the California high desert with Queens of Stone Age and Eagles of Death Metal alumnus Dave Catching, the jams on Spine Hits are alternatingly precision whittled and moodily muscular. Matt Holliman and Evan Reiss' guitars adroitly move from steamroller heavy to beachside airy and bouncing to interstellar- tinkering with texture and dynamics like never before. Vocalist Bret Constantino sings with a road-toughened, husky soul yowl and hush that occasionally betrays a society-weary frustration but more often hints at a way out. The rhythm section of drummer Brian Tice and Jack Allen is a super-cohesive, tricky, and tough-as-hell unit that keeps the Sleepy train on track as it teeters, creeps and runs wild across the land.
The release of their upcoming album "Spine Hits" isn't a portrait of a band in a moment. It's a box of snapshots spilled on the floor and blowing in the wind...left behind by a band that can't stop moving, but remembers what they left behind in a thousand colors.
Tickets $10 on sale March.15th at Lyle's Place, Ditch Records, BC Smoke Shop, & ticketweb.ca.