Sleepy Sun's new album - Spine Hits Out Now on ATP Recordings

Tuesday 10th April, 2012


"Earth-quaking riffage in such carefully measured, perfectly spaced-out rations." - Pitchfork

"Sleepy Sun are at their best when they revel in both light and dark, unleashing throatily riffing guitars to disrupt pastoral interludes." - NME

"Brings LSD's dark side to the hippies, layering head- pummeling Black Sabbath metal and head-tripping Flaming Lips psychedelia on top of Fleet Foxes folk." - Spin

"While their sound evokes another time (and intensely altered states of being), it's their flair for strangeness (in the form of massive basslines, syncopated percussion) that has their rabid fan base screaming." - Esquire

ATP Recordings are proud to announce the release of the highly anticipated third album from Sleepy Sun, 'Spine Hits' - out now on CD, LP (with download) and Digital Download outside of North America.

A few quotes from reviews so far...

8/10, "More purposeful and concise than their previous work whilst managing to serve up stylistic surprises and curveballs throughout." - The 405

4/5, "A killer set of rock songs in the grandest tradition." - The Times

"Spine Hits has taken Sleepy Sun to new heights. It is savvy and sharp, sentimental and poignant, innovative and intricate. Existing fans will feel compelled to grow with them and they will most certainly expand their audience with this amazingly astute effort." - Vancouver Weekly

"No straightforward listen, but ultimately rewarding." - Rock Sound

"Embrace from 2009 and the 2010 follow up Fever, both received very favourable reviews from bloggers and music press alike. 2012's "Spine Hits" is, if anything, a more accessible piece which should, by rights, push the guys out into the mainstream consciousness at last." - Alt Sounds

Vinyl & CD Orders are available now from the ATP Store

Digital Downloads via iTunes or Emusic available via this link.

The album was produced by Dave Catching, Ethan Allen & Sleepy Sun, and mixed by Ethan Allen & Jim Watts. All songs were recorded at Hicksville Trailer Park & Rancho De la Luna in December 2011, except Track 8 "Still Breathing", recorded at Louder Studios, San Francisco in May 2010 by Tim Green.

You can hear the new album in full and read a track by track description from the band exclusively via Clash - click here to check it out!