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“HOME” AND “UPSIDE DOWN” SINGLE PREMIERE

STEREO EMBERS MAGAZINE

“Tackling topics like individuality, sexuality, and mental health, [Frontman Austin North] and his bandmates Grant Gonzalez (bass) and Josh Mendoza (drums) create a rich and dynamic to reflective dream-rock atmosphere to drive home his perceptive points about the struggles of finding yourself and finding a place in this world.  North also brings his malleable, brooding to soaring vocals to the fore, at times moodily ruminative and at others airily keening with longing…  …A supple, rhythmic bass line, bright guitar notes, and pronounced drum strikes give “Upside Down” a spare, New Wave vibe on the verses. North’s direct, narrative vocals fly into a higher, pining realm on the chorus sections that burst out with a whipped up sweep of guitar jangle, fast-tapped cymbals, pressing bass line, and lively drum beat.”

“Tackling topics like individuality, sexuality, and mental health, [Frontman Austin North] and his bandmates Grant Gonzalez (bass) and Josh Mendoza (drums) create a rich and dynamic to reflective dream-rock atmosphere to drive home his perceptive points about the struggles of finding yourself and finding a place in this world.

North also brings his malleable, brooding to soaring vocals to the fore, at times moodily ruminative and at others airily keening with longing…

…A supple, rhythmic bass line, bright guitar notes, and pronounced drum strikes give “Upside Down” a spare, New Wave vibe on the verses. North’s direct, narrative vocals fly into a higher, pining realm on the chorus sections that burst out with a whipped up sweep of guitar jangle, fast-tapped cymbals, pressing bass line, and lively drum beat.”

“NOISE” SINGLE Premiere

BIG TAKEOVER MAGAZINE

“Sleepspent now return with atmospheric and dynamic indie rocker “Noise”, North’s most personal song to date, and The Big Takeover is proud to host its premiere. The restless, fuzzed-out track marches forward with an emphatic drum beat and is propelled by bass line surges and dreamy to fiery guitar lines. A subdued North quietly intones his lyrics on the verses, but then bursts into a rich and yearning keen on the chorus, arching into an airy falsetto amid his passionate exclamations.”

“Sleepspent now return with atmospheric and dynamic indie rocker “Noise”, North’s most personal song to date, and The Big Takeover is proud to host its premiere. The restless, fuzzed-out track marches forward with an emphatic drum beat and is propelled by bass line surges and dreamy to fiery guitar lines. A subdued North quietly intones his lyrics on the verses, but then bursts into a rich and yearning keen on the chorus, arching into an airy falsetto amid his passionate exclamations.”

“CALIFORNIA” SINGLE AND ACCOMPANYING TOUR PRESS

REBEL NOISE

“[The song/video] showcased the band’s ability to blend the dynamic and dreamy aspects of rock music into a transporting and melodic whole.”

“[The song/video] showcased the band’s ability to blend the dynamic and dreamy aspects of rock music into a transporting and melodic whole.”

“[They] continue to build their mesmerizing sound, sort of a cross between the Cure and Coldplay, with Jeff Buckley sitting in.”

“[They] continue to build their mesmerizing sound, sort of a cross between the Cure and Coldplay, with Jeff Buckley sitting in.”

“It’s got technical aspects, but also dreamy instrumentation and vocals that are reminiscent of Turnover in it’s own unique way. It’s quiet, loud, and catchy all blended together to make a pleasure listen.”

“It’s got technical aspects, but also dreamy instrumentation and vocals that are reminiscent of Turnover in it’s own unique way. It’s quiet, loud, and catchy all blended together to make a pleasure listen.”

“El Paso indie rockers Sleepspent manage to be lethargic and passionate at the same time … they've crafted a unique sound of moody guitars, subtle vocals, and plenty of shifting layers.”

“El Paso indie rockers Sleepspent manage to be lethargic and passionate at the same time … they've crafted a unique sound of moody guitars, subtle vocals, and plenty of shifting layers.”


It's Better if you dont speak or think - NATIONAL AND INTERnational press

 

HIGHER PLAIN MUSIC (UK)

“Full to the brim with musical talent, great production and tons of emotion.”

“Full to the brim with musical talent, great production and tons of emotion.”

“Hypnotically bittersweet.”

“Hypnotically bittersweet.”

 

Come Smile With Me (Single) - National Press


POPDUST (MUSIC VIDEO PREMIER)

 

“The cheeky new video from El Paso indie rock group Sleepspent guides us through a lively house party--and it's inevitable demise.”

“The cheeky new video from El Paso indie rock group Sleepspent guides us through a lively house party--and it's inevitable demise.”

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“… a perfect introduction to North's ability to create atmospheric, experimental, genre-defying music.”

“… a perfect introduction to North's ability to create atmospheric, experimental, genre-defying music.”

 

 

Aupium

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“Deep, focused vocals seem to glide effortlessly through a dense fog as a rhythm of soft strings keeps us on target. This may be the perfect soundtrack to the morning, so don’t skip ahead.”

“Deep, focused vocals seem to glide effortlessly through a dense fog as a rhythm of soft strings keeps us on target. This may be the perfect soundtrack to the morning, so don’t skip ahead.”

 

Something (Single) - National Press

 

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