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."
Clint Goulden / PERFORMER MAGAZINE
"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."
Ezra Ace Caraeff / PORTLAND MERCURY
"Dense and powerful with layered textures of retro keyboards, synthesizers, and cacophonous guitars."
Jason Lymangrover / ALL MUSIC
"dark stuff — sort of robo-samurai horror tragedy, maybe — haunting and, at times, beautiful."
Jonathan Zwickel / SEATTLE TIMES
"the most exciting live show in the city."
Megan Seling / THE STRANGER
"like watching a team of scientists build a futuristic Frankenstein before your eyes."
Hannah Levin / SEATTLE WEEKLY
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