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Jack Allen
Bret Constantino
Matthew Holliman
Evan Reiss
Brian Tice

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In the six years since Sleepy Sun released the White Dove 7”, the Northern California band sometimes seemed to live the lives of a hundred bands. They toured incessantly, shed old skin, tore down walls with riffs, and explored black smoke, barrel-dark songs, and studio sheen—all with a core that has survived since the band crawled from the dusty sage-scented Santa Cruz underbrush.

It’s that core, and the experiential sum of those hundred lives, that shape the band’s new songs. In the sounds of their new 7", out October 15th via Dine Alone Records, you hear echoes of nights shared with fellows and allies like Arctic Monkeys and Black Angels…a band growing self-assured as studio presence…the elasticity and tensions of a creative brotherhood.

There has always been a sort of effortlessness in what Sleepy Sun does—derived, probably, from decades-old friendships within the band and months stuffed in vans traversing and criss-crossing continents. It’s heard readily in their new tracks, as well as the band’s now-well-cultivated roles as instrumentalists.

The dovetailed fuzz riffage of guitarists Matt Holliman and Evan Reiss is reconstituted from equal parts primordial stoner ooze and blue crystal shards. Lead vocalist Bret Constantino—blessed with the pipes to holler from the hills—belts lines that alternately bristle with attitude and melt with drowsy ease. The rhythm section of Brian Tice and Jack Allen is a seamless collision of fluid science, heavy lifting, and the laconic—spun into a skyscraper-scaled monster gait.

Experiencing Sleepy Sun always meant marveling, in some measure, at their presence as a live act. And the band’s mixture of alchemy and architecture on stage has twisted knowing and discerning heads. All Tomorrow’s Parties happily signed the band for the release of 2009’s Fever, Brit-pop colossus Arctic Monkey’s hauled them out on tour in 2010, and drone-psych leviathans Black Angels did the same a year later. UNKLE producer James Lavelle, who has creatively partnered with everyone from Thom Yorke and Richard Ashcroft to the Beastie Boys heard the potency in their spacious sonics and tapped them for his 2010 release Where Did The Night Fall.
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Sleepy Sun Announces European / UK Tour

Sleepy Sun are set to brace the European / UK shores this September in support of their 4th studio album, Maui Tears. Dates:

11 Sept MusicBox, Lisbon (PT)
12 Sept Reverence Festival Valada (PT)
13 Sept Charada, Madrid (ES)
14 Sept Garea, San Sebastian
16 Sept Retro City Psych Revolution, Sala Be Good, Barcelona (ES)
18 Sept Fri-Son, Fribourg (CH)
19 Sept Lux, Le Locle (CH)
20 Sept Kiff, Aarau (CH)
22 Sept Strom, Munich (DE)
23 Sept Beatpol, Dresden (DE)
24 Sept Privatclub, Berlin (DE)
25 Sept Effenaar, Eindhoven (NL)
26 Sept Shacklewell Arms, London (UK)
27 Sept Liverpool Psych Fest, Liverpool (UK)
28 Sept Oobleck, Birmingham (UK)
29 Sept La Peniche, Lille (FR)
30 Sept Rotown, Rotterdam (NL)

Maui Tears was released in January 2014 and has been garnering critical acclaim ever since. Described as “An engrossing trip” by Buzz Magazine, the spaced-out psych-rock record shows a band that are at the high of their creative abilities.
Buy">georiot.com the album on iTunes or kingsroadmerch.com target="_blank">order the record on the DA webstore.
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Sleepy Sun album + ticket bundles available now

Good news for fans of San Franciscan psych troupe Sleepy Sun! Limited edition bundles including a ticket to the upcoming date of your choice for the band's upcoming North American tour and a copy of new album Maui Tears are now available on the Dine Alone webstore.

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smarturl.it target="_blank">Click to purchase Maui Tears on iTunes.

For a current list of Sleepy Sun tour dates, click bit.ly target="_blank">HERE.
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Sleepy Sun's "Galaxy Punk" KCRW's 2/10 Top Track

Sleepy Sun's psychedelic "Galaxy Punk" is the February 10 Top Track over on KCRW! Fans and curious listeners alike can grab a FREE download of the track right for today only.

bit.ly target="_blank">Click here to download "Galaxy Punk" via KCRW.

"Galaxy Punk" is a key track off the band's most recent release, the heralded Maui Tears. SPIN calls the album a "mammoth," so don't hesitate and get it while you can!

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Sleepy Sun release new album Maui Tears, announce North American tour

The wait is finally over. The latest album from San Franciscan psych outfit Sleepy Sun titled Maui Tears is now available everywhere! A collection of diverse and dynamic tracks, the album features seven brand new songs including both tracks from Sleepy Sun's recent 7", "11:32" and "The Lane.” Catchy, psych-tinged melodies. Softer, dreamier songs, and some of the band's heaviest material to date. Maui Tears pushes the band's boundaries by means of their experimental songwriting.

smarturl.it target="_blank">Click here to purchase Maui Tears on iTunes.

MAUI TEARS TRACK LISTING
1. The Lane
2. Words
3. Everywhere Waltz
4. Outside
5. 11:32
6. Theilbar
7. Slowdown
8. Galaxy Punk
9. Maui Tears

In support of their latest effort, the band has announced a headlining tour that will take them through North America. Having previously toured with City and Colour, Arctic Monkeys, the Black Angels and more, Sleepy Sun are no strangers to touring and their captivating shows are testament to that. The tour kicks off on February 13 in Santa Cruz and including ten Canadian shows over March. Canadian dates are listed below, click bit.ly target="_blank">HERE for a full tour route.

SLEEPY SUN CANADIAN TOUR DATES
03/06 Montreal, QC @ Divan Orange
03/07 Toronto , ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
03/13 Winnipeg, MB @ Union sound Hall
03/14 Regina. SK @ O’ Hanlons
03/15 Saskatoon, SK @ Vangelis Tavern
03/18 Calgary, AB @ Broken City
03/20 Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Cabaret
03/22 Victoria, BC @ Lucky Bar
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Sleepy Sun announce North American tour

Leading up to the January 28th release of their upcoming full-length, the highly anticipated Maui Tears, San Franciscan psych-rock troupe Sleepy Sun have announced a huge string of North American tour dates featuring a handful of major Canadian stops. Canadian shows are listed below, find a full tour route bit.ly target="_blank">HERE.

SLEEPY SUN CANADIAN TOUR DATES
Mar 06, 2014 - Montreal, QC @ Divan Orange
Mar 07, 2014 - Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
Mar 13, 2014 - Winnipeg, MB @ Union Sound Hall
Mar 14, 2014 - Regina, SK @ O'Hanlon's Pub
Mar 15, 2014 - Saskatoon, SK @ Vangelis Tavern
Mar 16, 2014 - Edmonton, AB @ New Wunderbar Hofbrauhaus
Mar 18, 2014 - Calgary, AB @ Broken City
Mar 19, 2014 - Kelowna, BC @ Habitat
Mar 20, 2014 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret

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