USA TODAY'S POP CANDY PREMIERES THE SLEEPWALKERS' NEW TRACK "MY BEST WAS NEVER GOOD ENOUGH"
THE SLEEPWALKERS TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM LOST MY MIND IN STEREO ON APRIL 8TH!
THE SLEEPWALKERS: left to right; Connor Lamue, Ryan McCrary, Ian Olvera, Ryan Gracyalny (photo: Rasha Deluliis)
The Sleepwalkers have been quietly banging around in the attic for the better part of five years in Wisconsin’s Fox Valley region. Writing, rewriting, absorbing, touring and, every now and then, releasing a record.
From this, comes Lost My Mind In Stereo, the second full-length album from The Sleepwalkers (formerly Ian Olvera & The Sleepwalkers). Building on the framework of their 2010 release The Reckless Kind, the band hits full force with a lot of drums, a lot of guitars, and a lot of attitude on Lost My Mind In Stereo. A variety of keyboards augment the arrangements and help accentuate each hook, leaving you with a roadmap back to such influences as The Band, Sam Cooke and The Replacements.
After the release of The Reckless Kind, The Sleepwalkers spent the better part of 2010-2012 supporting the record on the road locally, regionally and nationally. The band logged countless local shows, as well as several self-booked regional and national tours, including shows with White Rabbits, Ha Ha Tonka, The Henry Clay People, Dan Vapid & The Cheats, Paul Collins Beat, Prima Donna, The Melismatics, The Figgs, Miles Nielsen and more.
The Sleepwalkers' Lost My Mind In Stereo will be available on CD & digital formats on April 8th via IJGFM Records.
LOST MY MIND IN STEREO TRACK LISTING:
1. My Best Was Never Good Enough
2. It's a Good Day to Watch the World Go By
3. Come Around
4. Safe For the Ride
5. Primetime Syndication
6. Big Hoax
8. Talking Out of Turn
9. Bottom of the Hill
10. In a Station
11. In & Out
12. The Reckless Kind
HERE'S WHAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SAYING ABOUT THE SLEEPWALKERS:
"A lot of music I listen to was either recorded in the '80s or '90s, or it sounds like it was made back then. If you share similar tastes, you may dig The Sleepwalkers." - Whitney Matheson / USA TODAY: POP CANDY
“Old-fashioned rock ‘n roll (think '90s alt-meets-Elvis Costello)…the songs were ramshackle instead of refined. Let me repeat this, to be clear, rock ‘n roll is not dead.” - PLAYGROUND MISNOMER
“We don’t get a lot of hooky power-pop in these parts, and that’s where Olvera comes in. Here’s a guy who knows how to package his disappointments and discouragements in big, catchy Fountains of Wayne-sy melodies, a boot-stomp or two of honky tonk, even an unabashed power ballad….” - ROCKSPOSURE
“…this is without a doubt one of the best full length records to come out of Northeast Wisconsin…what Ian Olvera and the Sleepwalkers created and captured here is wonderful-a ton of Midwestern energy.” - GREEN BAY NIGHTLIFE
“…a hard-hitting debut on their self-released full-length, The Reckless Kind. Mixing the chiming guitars, sweet melodies and punchy hooks of late ’70s power-pop with the twang and sway of mid ’90s alt-country, the threesome have managed to make these two strange bedfellows work very well together – not unlike Petty or Springsteen in their respective youths” - CONCERTLIVEWIRE
“…instantly alt-country class, yet enticingly on the pulse of us contemporary Midwesterners. Imagine Limbeck on an all night sugar bender, making some rash decisions with Paul Westersberg’s estranged cousin.” - EASY TIGER INTERVIEWER
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