Brooklyn-based, Post-Rock/Post-Metal Shoegaze band SleapingDreaming announce their single, “Ring of Fireflies,” out2/12/21, ahead of their album, M. Inclemens due out 3/26/2021. Through the forthcoming record, the trio explores a sense of dreamy detached surrealism and creates dense, noisy, layered music with occasional vocals that cover haunting, hypnotic soundscapes. Deeply influenced by bands like Slowdive, Sleep, Mogwai, Neurosis, Godspeed You, Black Emperor, The Cure, and Hum, the trio’s new meditative and heavy single, “like much of the lyrical content on the album, ties back to a sense of dreamy detached surrealism. But in this case the song is also about ownership of one’s inner angels and devils. The idea being that while one pulls you forward with niceness and love (angels) and the other kicks you in the teeth and abuses you (devils), both ultimately result in you being better and stronger,” states the band.”
The band started as an informal side-project focused on experimentation with sound and texture. It initially constituted several members without specific instrument assignments or musical goals. Over time roles within the band became more defined as a two piece focused on a layered live experience with active integration of pre-recorded loops and electronic noise elements.
In mid 2017 the band opted to bring on a third member to focus specifically on the low-end. From that point the band took on a more traditional feel, structuring music in the format of post-rock and post metal, with heavy influence from shoegaze. The band’s music is mostly instrumental and tends to be slow moving, defined by hypnotic evolutions, layering and density.
Its upcoming album M. Inclemens was recorded during the peak of Covid lockdown in May 2020, in a big empty house that was undergoing renovation.
Stay tuned for more from SleapingDreaming throughout 2021 and look out for M. Inclemens out this Spring!
“The song has a pensive, dreamy character that will draw you right in with its complex soundscapes.” -V13.net
” …is seemingly the soundtrack for the fucked up year that was 2020. The single is ripe with droning guitars, stoney bass and eclectic percussion that creates a dark and stormy atmosphere that we can dive into without any preconceived notion. Be sure to keep your eyes on this promising post-rock/shoegaze outfit, as they don’t follow the standard and the music they create is highly layered, but with a true musicians touch that makes it more enjoyable than the average “shoegaze” band.” –Pancakes and Whiskey
“An underflowing vitality and zeal that can only be animated through constantly fighting against external forces for survival. This ever-present but subtle vigor is knitted throughout all of SleapingDreaming’s works.” – Echoes and Dust
”The group brings a well rounded batch of instrumentation to the release. Shoegaze and Post-Rock elements come alive.” -Independent Artist Buzz