DON’T SLEEP have released their invigorating and catchy hardcore debut, Turn The Tide, through Mission Two Entertainment. Listen to Turn The Tide available everywhere.
“This album was such a journey,” singer Dave Smalley maps out. “From five friends getting together to share a stage in Pennsylvania years back, to discovering incredible musical karma, to doing the Warped Tour and touring with bands we love like Shelter, to working with legends like Walter Schreifels and Brian McTernan, and producers Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland, it’s been incredible. And then to reach out to Tony (Brummel, founder Mission Two Entertainment) and to have everyone at the label embrace this thing, fan the sparks into flames, encourage us, nudge us, rock with us…and the fans and friends we’ve made already, music is our siren. It leads us to create. Don’t stand around boots on the ground – before it gets too late, DON’T FUCKING SLEEP!”
The frontman adds, “This is one of my favorite musical journeys of my career. It’s one of my favorite albums of my career. And some of my personal songs I’ve ever recorded. Amazing players and friends. And this is just the beginning.”
Smalley, known for his time leading punk legends Dag Nasty, ALL, Down By Law, and DYS, recorded with friends and bandmates Jim Bedorf (drums), Tom McGrath (lead guitar), Garrett Rothman (bass), and Tony Bavaria (guitar) to create the fiery perfection with Turn The Tide.
Package deals for DON’T SLEEP – Turn The Tide are still available and feature new merchandise including t-shirts, long-sleeve, embroidered hat, and hoodies. Turn The Tide is available on two limited-edition colors of vinyl: Apple Red Splatters (/150) and A/B Side Canary Yellow and Apple Red (/550). Shop the Mission Two Entertainment online store to place your order now!
“Righteously driving punk rock and searing, triumphant melodic hardcore” – STEREOGUM
“Aggressive, fast, and energetic with a homage to the sounds of Judge and Bad Brains” – PUNK NEWS
“True rippers that any fan of melodic hardcore should instantly dig” – BROOKLYN VEGAN
“Elements of 7 Seconds urgency and Black Flag-like freneticism” – DOWN FOR LIFE
“Amazingly catchy melodic hardcore punk” – IN EFFECT HARDCORE
“Punchy, classic melodic hardcore” – NO ECHO
“Melodic punchiness, superb pedigree and an unrivaled desire to unleash their trademark harmonies” – HYSTERIA