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Sleepy Eyes Of Death


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Citing inspiration from My Bloody Valentine, Kraftwerk, and 80’s soundtrack hero John Carpenter to Trans Am and M83, Sleepy Eyes of Death fill the gap between ambient shoegaze and computer-damaged instrumental epics. With intentions of creating a wall of analog induced sound thick enough to bury their listeners, Sleepy Eyes of Death employ an array of a half dozen different types of keyboards (often simultaneously) with that of heavily constructed doses of effected guitar. While often relying upon stark drum machine beats for pacing, live drums give way to flourishes of energy and mathematical fluidity throughout their sets. In addition to their music, Sleepy Eyes of Death are devoted to synchronized smoke, light, and cinematic accompaniment at all of their shows.

SEOD wring emotion out of sound with wailing synths, persistent guitars and punishing, precise drums.”
Donte Parks / URB MAGAZINE

“Runner-up for Performer of the Year in Sound’s Best of the Northwest 2008 - Sleepy Eyes of Death has proven it can put on one hell of a live show.”
Michael Connelly / SOUND MAGAZINE

“Fantastically full of fuzzed out, synth-heavy shoegazing post rock… Spacey, soaring, cinematic songs, seemingly inspired by the nexus of new wave and krautrock .”

“A stunning live show that screams like 1980s horror movie soundtracks and doesn’t discard the emotional baggage.”

“A wondrous array of keyboards, thumping drums, and enough atmospheric hum to channel Kevin Shields’ most creative moments and M83’s early shoegaze haunt. …highly recommended.”


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  • intru_negru

    what a great discovery!

    24 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Scrambles27

    toward a damaged horizon is goddamn incredible and I want another one you guys :(

    21 Sep 2014 Reply
  • svatt95

    M83 is my favourite artist at the moment, not listened yet, but I think I'm going to like this!

    8 May 2013 Reply
  • ulinvodnaar

    fuck these guys would've been amazing to see live

    11 Apr 2013 Reply
  • WasNotWhyNot

    holy fuck balls, way better than m83

    15 May 2012 Reply
  • sars_K-PAX

    I'd like to see them live ! ;)

    23 Oct 2011 Reply
  • hitbyambulance

    ...aaaaand they're done

    28 Aug 2011 Reply
  • dude-bro

    Hey there.. Sleepy Eyes of Death will be releasing their first ever vinyl album! DARK/HORIZON will also include remixes by Steve Moore (Zombi) & others and be strictly limited to 300 copies. Pre-order and more info now up on our kickstarter page! Thanks!

    5 Mar 2011 Reply
  • bob355

    Anyways, these are my unbiased opinions. Around the net everyone labels em as post-rock. Whatever they are... it is teh pwnage!

    5 Mar 2011 Reply
  • bob355

    Cuz it's shoegaze with space rock mixed in it (and of course electronics). Post rock is constantly confused with space rock. One of the signature sounds such as, "fast high pitch picking w/ echo effects" found in all post rock actually originated in space rock. Being an avid listener of both styles, i have come to believe there is little to no post-rock influence.

    5 Mar 2011 Reply
  • nothingham

    totally awesome...god bless the beautiful woman who introduced me these amazing sounds.

    26 Feb 2011 Reply
  • rekamrekahs

    why not?

    20 Feb 2011 Reply
  • bob355

    this is not post-rock folks

    11 Feb 2011 Reply
  • simillarian

    These guys are still fuckin awesome! I never get sick of em

    9 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Capanos

    Just now realising how good these are...

    6 Feb 2011 Reply
  • hellomysam

    долго хотел найти что то схожее с м83. нашёл это. отличная группа.

    1 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Thimburd

    Just discovered! AMAZING AND EPIC! I was looking for something like this - loud epic electro with percussion! Just like the best tracks from M83! LOVE THIS!!!

    1 Dec 2010 Reply
  • simillarian

    Ooh! New album!!! :) I didn't even realize it!! ...Oh and, come back to Phoenix, AZ!!!! I found out about you guys playing here afterwards :\

    9 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Fourteen26

    wow our band is ranked as Similar :) AWESOME!! check out Fourteen Twentysix if you like this!

    25 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Arthur_Dent_42

    it's like 80s Tangerine Dream revamped with shoegaze and post-rock! (sorry for again comparing them with others....) brilliant, brilliant, brilliant sound!!

    7 Jun 2010 Reply
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