LA-based Sleeping Bags are pleased to unveil “Shark,” the next single from their critically acclaimed self-titled debut full-length. On “Shark” we find the group delving into the sinister depths of the shoegaze concept. The ebbs and flows of the searing guitars and melodic vocals envelop the listener in a warm and skuzzy crash of pure noise rock. Sleeping Bags’ S/T full-length is available now on vinyl and cassette via boutique Los Angeles record label Easter Everywhere.
With a reverence for My Bloody Valentine, Nick Drake, Neu! and Bowie’s Berlin trilogy, Sleeping Bags’ songs are about finding serenity within the wall of sound. The band is also intent upon exploring the difference between the live monolith and the recorded one, the way the experience of listening to music live inherently changes it.
While the backbones of the band’s recorded songs were produced over the course of two evenings, what came later took much longer, with the addition of sound sculptures and ambient pieces that branch and swell through the entirety of record. What resulted from this combination of improvisation and careful, meticulous composition is a visceral, emotional and lush collection of songs, connected by their driving guitars and thick, exacting layers.