Californian psychedelic rockers Sleepy Sun recently released a 7” single featuring two tracks: “11:32” and “The Lane.” Signed to ATP recordings, Sleepy Sun first made waves in underground music networks with the release of their 2008 album “Embrace,” and have garnered a sizable following through their subsequent albums, the acclaimed “Fever” and last years “Spine Hits.”
The 7” opens up with “11:32,” a hazy, meandering wonderland of reverb drenched riffs and distorted vocals painting a kaleidoscopic mural of aural pleasure. Complete with a standard psychedelic calm to round out the song, “11:32” fails to disappoint. B-side “The Lane” opens up with a catchy little drum beat and the guitars leap up to form the makings of what could easily be mistaken for a Black Angels song. Fortunately, the Black Angels are a good band, and soon into the track it becomes apparent that you are indeed listening to the psychedelically wondrous sounds of Sleepy Sun. I can’t nor do I desire to elaborate on every nuance of these tracks, as the words would be futile in capturing the majesty that is music, an experience only experienced in and of its self. I can, however, strongly recommend that you give these tracks a listen and experience from yourself the enjoyment wrapped up in this 10 minute release.
Overall, the band managed to craft a pair of solid, enjoyable tunes that sees the group moving away from the more meticulous sounds of their early work and drifting into a hazy, more garage-y and almost desert rock sounding form. Of course there’s nothing wrong with this, and Sleepy Sun have made a positive evolution and managed to set high expectations for their next album.