LALA LALA

SLEEPYHEAD (HARDLY ART)

LALA LALA - SLEEPYHEAD 134472
Format:
1 LP
Release:
23.08.2019
Label:
HARDLY ART
Kat.-Nr.:
134472
Barcode:
0098787311914
This pressing of Sleepyhead includes new artwork and LP copies arrive on cloud-colored vinyl. Originally released in October 2016 as a long-since sold-out self-released cassette, Hardly Art is proud to announce that Sleepyhead, the debut full-length from celebrated Chicago band Lala Lala, will be available for the first time ever on LP and CD (along with a new run of cassettes).

Recorded in a basement over the course of five days during a typically-inhospitable Midwestern winter, Sleepyhead is an auspicious-if, at the time, criminally overlooked-debut effort from the young songwriter Lillie West and her then-lineup of supporting players (Abby Black on drums and Karl Bernasconi on bass).

Unlike 2018's critically-acclaimed The Lamb, Sleepyhead is a rawer, more punked-up album with fewer lyrical metaphors obfuscating it's intimate, direct emotionality.

Committed to tape in an urgent outburst of creative energy, the self-produced record eschews overdubs and takes unfussy aim at the listener's ears, heart, and the lump in their throat.

Album standout "Fuck With Your Friends" was a breakthrough moment for West-it was the first song she ever wrote, one that tumbled out of her fully-formed, setting her on the path that's led to her recent successes.

Its also emblematic of Sleepyhead's confessionalism and fearless forthrightness: "I drink more than I want to 'cause it makes you easier to talk to / And what you're saying is boring," West sings.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. EXORCISM
  • 1.2. FUCK WITH YOUR FRIENDS
  • 1.3. DREAM SONG
  • 1.4. COOL PARTY BUT THEN WE ALL LEFT
  • 1.5. OKIE DOKIE DOGGY DADDY
  • 1.6. NOTHING
  • 1.7. BULLY
  • 1.8. MONOLLITH
  • 1.9. BED
  • 1.10. LALA SONG
  • 1.11. FUTURE FLOWER