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SLEEP release new 7”! Hear “The Clarity” now!

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Southern Lord Recordings has released a stream of “The Clarity”, a lengthy single from doom/sludge/stoner metallers SLEEP, released digitally in 2014 and marked the band’s first release of newly recorded music in almost 20 years. Southern Lord Recordings is pleased to announce the impending re-release of SLEEP‘s “The Clarity”. Listen and pre-order below!

“The Clarity” on side A, Etching on side B. Artwork (Etching) by David V. D’Andrea. Mastered by John Golden. Recorded by Noah Landis. “The Clarity” 12” was previously only available directly from the band via their merch table or online web-store. This Southern Lord version has been recut by Adam Gonsalves/Telegraph Mastering and pressed on 180 gram vinyl at RTI.

SLEEP disc

The Lord version also has the ultra heavy-weight vinyl housed in a thick plastic picture disc style sleeve with the iconic Sleep logo silk-screened in GLOW IN THE DARK INK on the front.

While there may have been a few like them before them, there were none like them really and certainly none of after them. And so in 2009 when they were reborn with Cisneros who’d been reframing the world with the band OM, Matt Pike doing double duty with this and his HIGH ON FIRE, and the estimable Jason Roeder doing the same with NEUROSIS, SLEEP did what it had done and what it had left to do. Largely and without pause, make music in tune with The Ages.

Lyrics:

From the temple stone
Smokes the lambsbread
Through dream, sleep and in waking.

Toward the weed fields
To That which holds the worlds
Walks the Sinsemillian.

Refutes death
Remains stoned constantly
The dealer breaks the eclipse.

Backpatch.
All are stoned thereafter.

Stoned chariot ascending
Smokes the true believer.

Life complete
The dealer is my refuge.

Heavy dry weight
Hasheeshian smoked relief.

Backpatch.
Iommic life complete.

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