The air is thick with excitement as The Sleeping unveils their latest album, I Feel Like I’m Becoming A Ghost. This fifth offering from the band weaves their signature post-hardcore vibes with post-punk elements, delivering a powerful emotional punch.
The album, filled with robust bass tones and electrifying keys, promises to enthrall both seasoned fans and fresh listeners. Douglas Robinson’s soulful vocals reverberate with raw emotion, capturing the heart and soul of the band’s journey.
And there’s no rest for these passionate artists! The Sleeping kickstarts their tour with the iconic Sunny Day Real Estate, with the first power-packed performance tonight in Portland, ME. This east coast leg promises nights of nostalgic tunes and fresh beats.
Reflecting on I Feel Like I’m Becoming A Ghost, the band fondly recalls the intense two-week period in Woodstock last September. The memories of youth, the push and pull of ambition, and the unspoken anxieties of adulthood echo throughout the album. This record is their heart on a sleeve – a glimpse into two decades of growth, passion, and unwavering commitment.
For those who’ve tracked The Sleeping since their 2003 debut, their growth is palpable. Having shared stages with giants like Taking Back Sunday and Bayside and etching their mark on video games with soundtracks in Guitar Hero and Madden, their journey is nothing short of iconic. Their single “Don’t Hold Back” remains an anthem for many.
Today, the band’s spirit is undiminished, and they’re fueled by raw, organic energy. This album is a testament to that – crafted in just two weeks, with the prodigious Mike Birnbaum and Chris Bittner at Applehead Studios, and mastered by the illustrious Chris Athens.
Catch the band live at:
Aug 18 – Portland, ME @ Aura w/ Sunny Day Real Estate
Aug 20 – Harrisburg, PA @ Stage on Herr (@HMAC) w/ So Much Hope, Buried
Aug 22 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom w/ Sunny Day Real Estate
Aug 23 – Columbus, OH @ The Bluestone w/ Sunny Day Real Estate
Aug 25 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place w/ Sunny Day Real Estate
Aug 26 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage w/ Sunny Day Real Estate