Team Sleep

Release date
10 May 2005
Running length
15 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Ataraxia (Album Version) 3:16 1,509
2 Ever (Foreign Flag) (Album Version) 2:51 1,865
3 Your Skull Is Red (Album Version) 3:40 1,441
4 Princeton Review (Album Version) 5:06 1,367
5 Blvd. Nights (Album Version) 3:07 1,469
6 Delorian (Album Version) 1:33 1,607
7 Our Ride To The Rectory (Album Version) 4:39 1,748
8 Tomb Of Liegia (Album Version) 4:54 1,559
9 Elizabeth (Album Version) 3:46 1,329
10 Staring At The Queen (Album Version) 3:04 1,879
11 Ever Since WWI (Album Version) 3:29 1,451
12 King Diamond (Album Version) 3:44 1,304
13 Live From The Stage (Album Version) 5:28 1,620
14 Paris Arm (Album Version) 1:42 1,724
15 11/11 (Album Version) 3:17 1,420

About this album

Team Sleep is the eponymous debut studio album by American band Team Sleep, largely produced by Greg Wells (Rufus Wainwright, Creeper Lagoon, and Mika). It was released in Europe on May 9, 2005 and a day later in the United States through Maverick Records.

The debut album by Team Sleep was supposed to be released in 2003 but was scrapped due to the premature leakage of demos from the album onto the internet. The band split for a brief period of time before joining together and making material for a new album. Issues with Maverick Records as well as commitments with other projects (most specifically singer Chino Moreno and his band Deftones) delayed the release of the album numerous times. It wasn’t until early 2005 that the official May 10 release was announced for the States with the announcement of a new tracklist and a band site on Maverick’s web site.

Some of the songs presented on the new album are altered or re-recorded versions of older Team Sleep songs. For example, “Ever” is actually one of Team Sleep’s oldest songs, originally titled “Cambodia” and later “Foreign Flag”. “Live From the Stage” is a restructured version of the original Team Sleep song “Natalie Portman”. “King Diamond” appears remastered, with Mary Timony contributing extensive call-and-response vocals. “Tomb of Liegia” is a little-changed update of leaked song “Ligeia”, also featuring Timony. The title of the song references Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, “Ligeia”, and its Roger Corman/Vincent Price film adaptation, while the lyrics are more broadly Poe-esque.

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