POLITE SLEEPER

SEENS (SABOTAGE)

POLITE SLEEPER - SEENS 38087
Format:
1 CD
Release:
02.05.2009
Label:
SABOTAGE
Kat.-Nr.:
38087
Barcode:
4060108231771
"Polite Sleeper is a folk punk mess and a story about starting over.From three-piece trap kits to playing without a bass, the songs are as divergent as they are raw.

Each a story sounding as if John Darnielle was fronting the Microphones or a working man'sXiuXiu.Keyboards, banjo and pedal steel might round out a few programmed beats or a piano stomp, otherwise, very little is kept that can't be performed live.

And what started as a bedroom project between friends finally coalesced with a proper full length written and recorded throughout Brooklyn in 2007.

More self-assured and playful than previous efforts, the debut balances the whispered llullabies with the screaming sing-a-longs - from country to folk to punk, it's an authentic, earnest document of where three friends ended up after landing on the East Coast with a new plan.

But most important Polite Sleeper is still a punk band. They're 100% DIY, choosing to record in living rooms and kitchens exclusively.

They keep traffic noise and dead notes as reminders of that. They stay true by playing to anyone who asks, and while the songs may be short, the sentiments heavy, their riotous live reputation is a spectacle no one expects from an acoustic trio."
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. THIS IS A CALL
  • 1.2. INTO LOUD TALKERS
  • 1.3. GIN + DUCT TAPE
  • 1.4. NAMES WILL STAND FOR SOMETHING
  • 1.5. ALRIGHT, ALRIGHT
  • 1.6. NOT A LOVER YET
  • 1.7. FOREVER (A WALTZ)
  • 1.8. A SHIRT FOR EACH ZIP CODE
  • 1.9. WHAT WENT WRONG
  • 1.10. SET A PACE (TO KEEP)
  • 1.11. UP THE PUNKS