Out now: Sleepies – Time v Pleasure (cassette)
The beginning of 2020 saw the digital release of an album that got us excited about rock music again. Time v Pleasure by Sleepies was preceded by the first single Roman Road, which pushed all the right buttons. Drum machines, piercing guitars, and a vocal effect that brings late era Wire to mind. We listened to this track on repeat. At the time of the full album digital release in February, we were finishing up the debut album by Utrecht band Combo Qazam. Time v Pleasure almost felt like a sister album to that, leaning heavier on the post-punk side but with the same experimental, kraut-influenced indie rock throughout a diverse, entertaining ride. From the bouncy punk tune Ancient Dirt to the goth-induced ending track Eels Reversed – this album has got it all. We decided to honor this excitement with a first time physical release: Time v Pleasure is released on cassette (limited edition of 25 copies, with an exclusive bonus track) on September 29, 2020 by Tiny Room Records. Sleepies will get you excited about rock again too.