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October 7th, 2022


Sunsleeper drop new single "Stay Home" as they ready sophomore LP

Sunsleeper are a band I've been following for awhile now, dating back to their debut EP "Stay The Same" from 2016 and followed by their outstanding debut LP "You Can Miss Something and Not Want it Back" released in 2019. The Salt Lake City indie-rock 5 piece are now returning after a 3 year wait to bring us their sophomore LP titled "While You Can" due this fall, and the new songs clearly reflect a band that has progressed in their songwriting and maturity, while still staying true to their sound. The newer material still has their trademark emotive alternative rock sound written all over it, but where their past output had more in common with early aughts emo and pop punk, these new songs are drenched in 90s inspired alternative rock, while containing elements of dream pop not far removed from Peripheral Vision era Turnover. The songs are loaded with melodies and meloncholy, while still sounding full of energy and catchy as ever. Keep an eye out for their upcoming LP and pre-order the album at the link above. 

By Jason Gordon
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Salt Lake City, UT Indie rock band Sunsleeper have announced their sophomore album 'While You Can', due for release on October 7 via Rude Records. The upcoming album, recorded and produced by Brett Romnes (Oso Oso, Hot Mulligan) and mastered by Will Putney (Counterparts, Knocked Loose), explores the darkness of anxious unfulfillment, substance abuse, and the trials of being a band in the era of constant comparisons and chart data. 

“The title of the record is pulled from a lyric on the record; ‘Feel what you can while you can,’” explains vocalist Jeffrey Mudgett. “It's a reminder to be present and enjoy the vastness of existence while you can. Life is fleeting, and if you're always looking forward or backward, you'll miss the now.”

Alongside the announcement, Sunsleeper has shared new single “Stay Home” which can be streamed below. On the track, vocalist Jeffrey Mudgett explains, “I've always struggled with living in the present moment. I often find myself either romanticizing the past or living for what the future could bring. This can be a detriment to those closest to me.” He continues, “This song chronicles the ebb and flow of being caught up with future minded thinking, and the realization that everything I need is in the present moment. The song was inspired by my wife Megan who just so happens to be the music video director, DP and editor."

“Stay Home” follows the release of previous tracks “Blemishes”, “Currents” and “In The Clouds”, all of which come from Sunsleeper’s upcoming album and are available wherever you stream music. Dripping with a 90’s inspired alt-rock feel, the tracks envelope moments with the mist of nostalgia and the power of dreaming.