Video Premiere: Sleeping Lessons' "1995"
By Mixtape Mandi
Sleeping Lessons is the latest Seattle indie-rock band on the block made up of Charlie Deane, Paul Kowalczyk, Dan Moretti, and Terence Bonsey. The collective resume of each member of sleeping Lessons precedes them, having played in a variety of projects ranging from international b-boy sensation Don’t Talk To The Cops, Seattle surf staples The Echo Echo Echoes, and backing the indie-folk prodigy Sophia Duccini. While Bonsey was championing basslines to breakdancing competitions around the world, Deane, Moretti and Kowalczyk were busy sharing bills with artists such as Car Seat Headrest, Washed Out, Deep Sea Diver, Diet Cig, STRFKR, and Odesza. In less than a year since their debut on Seattle’s famed Big BLDG Bash Festival main stage, Sleeping Lessons have started to create some momentum for themselves with their self-produced debut album Red Sprites.
Already the band has had support from influential radio stations worldwide such as Seattle’s KEXP, Boston’s WEMF, and Paris’ RKC. Even rock n’ roll hall of famer DJ Marco Collins is a fan, calling Red Sprites “one of the best debut records I've heard come out of the northwest in a long time!” Things keep going from strength to strength for the young Seattle band, who embarking on their second west coast tour have just been added to a slew of the Pacific Northwest’s most exclusive bills including Fisherman’s Village Music Festival. With another west coast tour on the horizon, the future looks bright for Seattle’s rising stars. Tour dates are listed below, with a show at Barboza in Seattle opening for rising rock act Middle Kids on Tuesday, February 21st.
Sleeping Lessons have debuted the music video for their latest single “1995” from their Red Sprites album. The song has garnered attention of KEXP with continuous rotation on the morning and afternoon shows. In addition to using DIY footage from each band member during their most recent southwest tour, the band also worked with Ben Schauland (Big BLDG Bash) and Josh Chin (Neumos) to capture the aesthetic of their live performance in Seattle’s Chop Suey. The video provides a sample of what to expect at a Sleeping Lessons show, as well as exemplify the whirring beat-driven sound of the alternative dream-pop band.
The 1995 Tour:
2/21/17 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza (KEXP Presents w/ Middle Kids)
3/17/17 - Seattle, WA @ Sunset (w/ Dreamcatchr + The Hollers)
3/19/17 - Reno, NV @ The Infirmary (w/ Astro Tan)
3/21/17 - Phoenix, AZ @ Trunk Space (w/ Oso Oso + Mom Jeans)
3/23/17 - Los Angeles, CA @ Silverlake Lounge (w/ Twin Seas + Mind Monogram)
3/24/17 - Los Angeles, CA @ Escondite
3/31/17 - Everett, WA @ Fisherman's Village Music Festival (w/ Cave Singers + Cataldo + more)
4/7/17 - Bellingham, WA @ TBD
4/9/17 - Portland, OR @ TBA
4/17/17 - Seattle, WA @ The Sunset (Chop Suey Presents w/ Fauna Shade)
5/5/17 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos