L-R: Josh, Thomas, and Max at Crown Victoria
At the risk of sounding like a complete fangirl, I'm just gonna come out and say it: Sleepies is my favorite band right now. I know, I know, that sounds like something that could change every week, but I've been feeling this way for, like, forever. I can't help it and it's not changing anytime soon. Their latest release, Weird Wild World, hasn't even officially dropped and yet I already know the entire record by heart (awk). We premiered a stream of the album just a couple days ago. You should totally take a listen so you can get on my level already. Also, to further fuel my obsession, I will be attending their record release showat Dead Herring this Friday, August 17th, and I'm not even gonna resist the urge to embarrassingly sing along, so if you want to witness that/hear this kick-ass album played live, you should definitely come too.
Anyway, I decided that I had to meet the trio of geniuses behind my new favorite album, so last Friday, I headed over to Crown Vic Bar in Brooklyn for drinks and a chat with singer/guitarist Thomas, bassist Josh, and drummer Max. Don't let their grungy appeal and "Let's cut class" vibes fool you though; turns out, these punks are quite the academic type and spend their time doing things like giving writing advice to college students and counseling autistic children. Aside from their occupational lives, we discussed the band's internet presence, their odd listener demographic, scrapped band names, and the secret to becoming indie music's newest It Boys (just kidding, but apparently wearing a cool belt helps).
Read the interview at Noisey.VICE.com.