SLEEP WHALE

HOUSEBOAT (WESTERN VINYL)

SLEEP WHALE - HOUSEBOAT 41972
Format:
1 CD
Release:
08.01.2010
Label:
WESTERN VINYL
Kat.-Nr.:
41972
Barcode:
0656605460123
Since 2006 SLEEP WHALE (formerly known as MOM) have become a mainstay of the fruitful north Texas music scene.

With their first full-lenth release "Houseboat" the band solidifies their position as creative leaders and innovators amongst their peers.

Much like their first EP "Little Brite", the album pairs Joel North's deft guitar work and fluid cello playing with Bruce Blay's impeccable ability to weave percussion, field recordings, guitar, bass, and violin into hypnotic and whimsical dreamscapes.

"Houseboat"'s songs show how the band has grown, offering more sonically complex and ambitious compositions.

Equally informed by pioneers like Steve Reich, Brian Eno, Can, and Neu!, the band's sound has grown into a joyful soundtrack for a midnight drive down the freeway with your windows down.

Their songs uniquely straddle the line between experimental ambience and accessible psych-folk-pop, all the while leading you through shimmering labyrinths of sound, color, and texture.

In 2009 the duo joined forces with musicians Paul North (Sunnybrook) and Spencer Stephenson (Abacus).

Both Paul had Spencer contribute to the album, but their primary role has been helping SLEEP WHALE share their unique expression of life in Texas with live audiences.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. GREEN ECHO
  • 1.2. COTTON CURLS
  • 1.3. WE WERE DRIPPING
  • 1.4. ROOF SAILING
  • 1.5. SUMMER SICK
  • 1.6. DISSOLVED
  • 1.7. STILL DRUMMING
  • 1.8. SLEEP REPRISE
  • 1.9. MAKE ANOTHER PICTURE
  • 1.10. ICICLES
  • 1.11. FERRY WHISTLE
  • 1.12. LIGHT TUNNEL
  • 1.13. GIANT WINGS