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Sleepy Sun

November 1st, 2014

Formed:
San Francisco, CA

Genre:
Alternative

Years Active:
'00s






Sleepy Sun

Biography

Trippy rockers Sleepy Sun began in 2005, when UC Santa Cruz students Bret Constantino (vocals), Matt Holliman and Evan Reiss (guitar), Hubert Guy (bass), and Brian Tice (drums) formed the bluesy garage rock act Mania. However, the band's music gradually became more expansive and eclectic, and by 2007 they were known as Sleepy Sun. Rachel Fannan of another Santa Cruz act, Birds Fled from Me, saw the band's first gig as Sleepy Sun and wanted to join the group; after sitting in with the band at a gig, they invited her to record with them in Canada, where they were working on their debut album with producer Colin Stewart. In summer 2008, Sleepy Sun self-released the album Embrace; shortly after, Guy left the group, with Jack Allen picking up bass duties. Sleepy Sun relocated to San Francisco and played several prominent gigs in 2009, including the Noise Pop Festival that February and All Tomorrow's Parties in May. That festival's boutique label, ATP, signed Sleepy Sun and reissued Embrace in summer 2009; the band was also scheduled to play the 10 Years of ATP Festival happening that winter. The band recorded heavily in 2010, releasing a series of 10″ singles as well as digital EPs and second album Fever, all still on the ATP label. The group toured heavily in this time as well, opening a U.S. tour for Arctic Monkeys as well as doing their own headlining dates. In late 2010, Fannan left the band, citing conflicts with bandmembers and not being allowed enough of a voice in the creative process. She went on to work on solo material under her own name and Sleepy Sun quickly regrouped for a tour with Texas psych rockers the Black Angels. In 2012 the band returned with third album Spine Hits, produced by Queens of the Stone Age alumnus Dave Catching. Fourth full-length Maui Tears materialized in 2014.

Top Albums


1. Fever

2. Live Session..

3. Maui Tears

4. Spine Hits (..

5. Embrace

6. Spine Hits

7. Sleepy Sun [..

8. Desert God -..

9. Wild Machine..

10. Marina – Sin..

11. ATP Recordin..

12. Open Eyes EP

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.

Sandstorm Woman Fever 9:50 $0.99
2.

Freedom Line Fever 3:01 $0.99
3.

Open Eyes Fever 3:37 $0.99
4.

Desert God Fever 5:16 $0.99
5.

Acid Love Fever 2:41 $0.99
6.

Ooh Boy Fever 2:05 $0.99
7.

Wild Machines Fever 6:03 $0.99
8.

Rigamaroo Fever 3:23 $0.99
9.

Marina Fever 6:23 $0.99
10.

Duet With the Northern Sky Embrace 2:58 $0.99
11.

Snow Goddess Embrace 5:38 $0.99
12.

White Dove Embrace 9:23 $0.99
13.

Golden Artifact Embrace 3:42 $0.99
14.

Sleepy Son Embrace 7:24 $0.99
15.

Red/Black Embrace 2:11 $0.99
16.

Lord Embrace 5:39 $0.99
17.

New Age Embrace 7:25 $0.99
18.

V.O.G. (Live @ Biltmore Cabaret, Van.. Spine Hits (Expanded Tour E.. 4:16 $1.29
19.

Creature (Live @ Biltmore Cabaret, V.. Spine Hits (Expanded Tour E.. 2:49 $1.29
20.

Wild Machines (Live @ Biltmore Cabar.. Spine Hits (Expanded Tour E.. 6:01 $1.29
21.

Lioness (Requiem) Spine Hits (Expanded Tour E.. 4:45 $1.29
22.

Deep War Spine Hits (Expanded Tour E.. 3:34 $1.29
23.

Yellow End Spine Hits (Expanded Tour E.. 3:46 $1.29
24.

Still Breathing Spine Hits (Expanded Tour E.. 5:01 $1.29
25.

Martyr's Mantra Spine Hits (Expanded Tour E.. 6:05 $1.29

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