Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Sleep Good is a band from Austin, Texas formed by Will Patterson. Until 2009, Sleep Good was just a moniker for Patterson’s solo recordings but has become a live band with four other members: Willis McClung, Michael Bain, Marc Miner, and John Kolar. Before the formation of the band, Patterson released two albums in high school and graduated early in order to join Austin band Sound Team at age 17. During this time he released a third album, Jungle Box, on cassette tape. When Sound Team broke up he began playing with Bill Baird’s Sunset project and has toured extensively with them.
Now a twenty-one year-old veteran, Patterson is releasing his fourth LP as Sleep Good, and first with the project as a band. Skyclimber was recorded using both lo-fi cassette tapes and hi-fi 1/2″ 8 track tape, all during the band’s spare time while attending the University of Texas. Most tracks are a single take direct to tape, and completely recorded and mixed without the use of a computer. Autobus Records just put up a couple of tracks from Skyclimber for your listening pleasure:
pre-orders for the CD and LP will be sent digital download codes. The first release will be the digital version on June 15. CD and LP issues will be out on August 24.
Sleep Good will be playing our Autobus Records showcase at Stubb's this Saturday, which also features the talents of Brazos, Mark David Ashworth, and The Weird Weeds. As previously reported, you can get in early for $5 and snag a free beer thanks to our friends at Birds Barbershop.
Sleep Good will head out on tour with Sunset in July, making stops at the Cakeshop in NYC and The Butchershop in Boston. Get more at sleepgoodmusic.com.
Posted by Mr. Curiosity at 1:42 PM