Header

SLEEPY SUN

Psychedelic/Space Rock • United States


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Sleepy Sun picture
Sleepy Sun biography
SLEEPY SUN were at the beginning formed as a five-piece bluesy garage rock outfit named MANIA by UC (University of California) Santa Cruz students Bret CONSTANTINO (voices), Matt HOLLIMAN (guitar), Evan REISS (guitar), Hubert GUY (bass), and Brian TICE (drums) in 2005. The young, promising quintet gradually expanded their garage rock style into eclectic psychedelia and around 2007 they naturally changed their band's name to SLEEPY SUN.

Their first gig was exactly another dawn of SLEEPY SUN - a female sunshine Rachel FANNAN (voices; BIRDS FLED FROM ME) got immersed into the gig and decided to join the quintet. The five rocky guys willingly invited her for recording with the collaboration of a producer Colin Stewart in Canada. As a result, the Californian sextet SLEEPY SUN released their debut album 'Embrace' on their own in summer 2008 ('Embrace' was reissued via ATP Recordings in May 2009).

Soon after the release, Jack ALLEN (bass) took the place of Hubert, and the sextet got more active and refined with their delightful rhythm section, striking bubbled twin guitars, and dreamy & enchanting chorus-duo. In 2009, SLEEPY SUN immigrated into San Francisco and played several prominent gigs including The Noise Pop Festival or All Tomorrow's Party, which festival's boutique label ATP Recordings signed them and released their second album 'Fever' in May 2010.

Sleepy Sun official website

SLEEPY SUN MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
No MP3/Stream available for this artist.
Collaborate with Progarchives.com, learn how to submit new MP3s.

SLEEPY SUN forum topics / tours, shows & news


SLEEPY SUN forum topics Create a topic now
SLEEPY SUN tours, shows & news
No topics found for : "sleepy sun"
Post an entries now

SLEEPY SUN Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Search and add more videos to SLEEPY SUN

Buy SLEEPY SUN Music


Maui TearsMaui Tears
Dine Alone 2014
Audio CD$6.29
$5.66 (used)
Spine HitsSpine Hits
The End Records 2012
Audio CD$6.19
$2.60 (used)
FeverFever
Atp Recordings 2010
Vinyl$17.85
EmbraceEmbrace
Atp Recordings 2009
Audio CD$10.17
$10.17 (used)
MarinaMarina
Single
ATP Recordings 2010
Vinyl$4.73
New Age [Vinyl]New Age [Vinyl]
Single
ATP Recordings 2009
Vinyl$10.94
Sleepy Son [Vinyl]Sleepy Son [Vinyl]
Single
ATP Recordings 2009
Vinyl$7.74
Sleepy Sun - Maui Tears [Japan CD] XQFN-1152Sleepy Sun - Maui Tears [Japan CD] XQFN-1152
Boundee Japan
Audio CD$29.27
$26.64 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
CLIFFSIGHT SOULFUL MAN LP COLOUR HAZE THE MACHINE SLEEPY SUN EARTHLESS US $34.99 Buy It Now 57m 56s
Maui Tears by Sleepy Sun (2014) US $6.99 Buy It Now 11h 56m
SLEEPY SUN-SPINE HITS VINYL LP NEW US $19.40 Buy It Now 20h 4m
SLEEPY SUN Seattle 2014 SCREENPRINT CONCERT GIG POSTER S&N Tiger Gumball Designs US $33.41 Buy It Now 1 day
Sleepy Sun : Spine Hits -OFFICIAL ALBUM PROMO- (CD 2012) 24HR POST US $8.10 Buy It Now 2 days
SLEEPY SUN ~'Spine Hits' ~Rare UK PROMO ONLY CD 2012~STONER PSYCHE ROCK~NEW US $12.97 Buy It Now 3 days
Sleepy Sun - Fever [CD New] US $12.80 Buy It Now 3 days
SLEEPY SUN - FEVER (DIGIPAK) NEW CD US $19.38 Buy It Now 4 days
SLEEPY SUN - SPINE HITS (DIGIPAK) NEW CD US $16.80 Buy It Now 4 days
SLEEPY SUN - MAUI TEARS - DA093 US $18.49 Buy It Now 5 days
SLEEPY SUN-MAUI TEARS-JAPAN CD E25 US $24.99 Buy It Now 5 days
YUNA dry the river ROYALTY sleepy sun EMILY WELLS kevin devine MASTERSONS cd US $6.99 [0 bids]
US $9.99 Buy It Now
6 days
SLEEPY SUN - MAUI TEARS NEW VINYL US $38.00 Buy It Now 6 days
SLEEPY SUN - FEVER [DIGIPAK] [SLEEPY SUN] - NEW CD US $9.82 Buy It Now 6 days
Sleepy Sun - Maui Tears NEW LP US $24.04 Buy It Now 7 days
SLEEPY SUN MAUI TEARS CD NEW US $19.86 Buy It Now 7 days
SLEEPY SUN**MAUI TEARS**CD US $12.95 Buy It Now 8 days
Maui Tears - Sleepy Sun US $9.03 Buy It Now 8 days
Spine Hits [Digipak] by Sleepy Sun (CD, 2012, The End) US $8.28 Buy It Now 9 days
Sleepy Sun - Spine Hits [Vinyl New] US $17.94 Buy It Now 9 days
Sleepy Sun - Maui Tears (NEW CD) US $14.19 Buy It Now 9 days
Sleepy Sun - Maui Tears (NEW 12" VINYL LP) US $30.83 Buy It Now 9 days
Sleepy Sun - Fever CD US $16.46 Buy It Now 10 days
Sleepy Sun - Spine Hits Vinyl Record LP US $22.14 Buy It Now 10 days
SLEEPY SUN - Embrace - RARE 8 Track Promo Advance CD 09 US $5.84 Buy It Now 11 days
Spine Hits by Sleepy Sun (Vinyl, Apr-2012, The End) US $17.95 Buy It Now 13 days
Maui Tears * by Sleepy Sun (Vinyl, Apr-2014, Dine Alone Music) US $29.95 Buy It Now 13 days
SLEEPY SUN - MAUI TEARS [DIGIPAK] (821826005594) - NEW CD US $7.92 Buy It Now 14 days
Embrace, Sleepy Sun, Very Good CD US $10.11 Buy It Now 14 days
SLEEPY SUN MAUI TEARS CD NEW (UK IMPORT) US $15.99 Buy It Now 14 days
Fever [Digipak] by Sleepy Sun (CD, May-2010, ATP Recordings) US $9.85 Buy It Now 14 days
SLEEPY SUN - SPINE HITS [DIGIPAK] - NEW CD US $8.91 Buy It Now 16 days
Sleepy Sun - Spine Hits [CD New] US $11.92 Buy It Now 17 days
Sleepy Sun - Maui Tears NEW CD US $10.70 Buy It Now 18 days
SLEEPY SUN - Maui Tears - 2xLP US $36.51 Buy It Now 18 days
Spine Hits by Sleepy Sun (CD, 2012, The End) CD & PAPER SLEEVE ONLY US $4.99 Buy It Now 18 days
Maui Tears - Sleepy Sun New & Sealed LP Free Shipping US $34.02 Buy It Now 19 days
Sleepy Sun - Maui Tears [Vinyl New] US $24.48 Buy It Now 19 days
Sleepy Sun - Maui Tears NEW CD US $12.58 Buy It Now 19 days
SLEEPY SUN - SPINE HITS NEW VINYL US $25.15 Buy It Now 20 days
Sleepy Sun - Maui Tears CD Pop Rock US $14.46 Buy It Now 20 days
Sleepy Sun - Spine Hits CD US $14.86 Buy It Now 20 days
Sleepy Sun - Maui Tears LP Vinyl Record US $33.24 Buy It Now 20 days
SLEEPY SUN Embrace 2009 UK 8-trk promo test CD US $8.10 Buy It Now 22 days
SLEEPY SUN Open Eyes EP 2009 UK 3-track promo test CD US $6.48 Buy It Now 22 days
SLEEPY SUN-MAUI TEARS CD NEW US $13.00 Buy It Now 22 days
SLEEPY SUN - MAUI TEARS NEW CD US $16.42 Buy It Now 22 days
SLEEPY SUN Embrace CD Album US $11.69 Buy It Now 24 days
Maui Tears [Digipak] by Sleepy Sun (Jan-2014, Dine Alone Records) US $13.95 Buy It Now 25 days
SLEEPY SUN Spine Hits 2012 UK 11-track promo test CD US $6.48 Buy It Now 26 days
SLEEPY SUN**MAUI TEARS (LTD. ED./GATEFOLD/180G/45RPM/DOWNLOAD)**VINYL US $20.50 Buy It Now 26 days
NEW Maui Tears [digipak] by Sleepy Sun (CD) US $21.63 Buy It Now 28 days
PONTIAK innocence 2014 CD psych guitar moon duo black angels keys om sleepy sun US $4.88 Buy It Now 29 days
Sleepy Sun - Maui Tears [CD New] US $9.97 Buy It Now 29 days

More places to buy SLEEPY SUN music online Buy SLEEPY SUN & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for SLEEPY SUN DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

SLEEPY SUN shows & tickets


  • Sleepy Sun + 1886 on 16 Sep 2014
  • Sleepy Sun at fri-son, Fribourg on 18 Sep 2014
  • Sleepy Sun + El Ten Eleven at Le Lux, Le Locle on 19 Sep 2014
  • Sleepy Sun at Kiff, Aarau on 20 Sep 2014
  • Sleepy Sun at STROM, München on 22 Sep 2014
  • Sleepy Sun at BeatPol, Dresden on 23 Sep 2014
  • Sleepy Sun at Privatclub, Berlin on 24 Sep 2014
  • Sleepy Sun + Camera + White Manna on 25 Sep 2014
  • Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia 2014 on 26 Sep 2014
  • Sleepy Sun at The Shacklewell Arms, London on 26 Sep 2014
  • Sleepy Sun + Asteroid #4 + Grand Union + more at The Oobleck, Birmingham on 28 Sep 2014
  • Sleepy Sun on 30 Sep 2014

SLEEPY SUN discography


Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help Progarchives.com to complete the discography and add albums

SLEEPY SUN top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

2.56 | 5 ratings
Embrace
2008
3.06 | 4 ratings
Fever
2010
3.25 | 4 ratings
Spine Hits
2012
3.67 | 3 ratings
Maui Tears
2014

SLEEPY SUN Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

SLEEPY SUN Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

SLEEPY SUN Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

SLEEPY SUN Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

3.00 | 1 ratings
New Age
2009
3.00 | 1 ratings
Sleepy Son
2009
0.00 | 0 ratings
Open Eyes EP
2010

SLEEPY SUN Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 Embrace by SLEEPY SUN album cover Studio Album, 2008
2.56 | 5 ratings

BUY
Embrace
Sleepy Sun Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by seventhsojourn
Special Collaborator RPI

3 stars Embrace is the debut album by Californian sextet Sleepy Sun. From the outset their heavy brand of stoner rock reminds me of Canadian band Black Mountain, thanks to the mix of slightly lethargic male and female vocals. They don't rely on keyboards the way Black Mountain do but the fuzzed-out guitars, tribal drums and heavy bass are all present. Sleepy Sun's own West Coast roots are also evident especially on the more laid-back and acoustic songs like the '60s-inspired GOLDEN ARTIFACT, while the alt-country piano ballad LORD sounds like Ryan Adams (which is just fine by me). There's an obvious religious message in this song with lyrics about finding the saviour, and similar themes run through the album as on the epic WHITE DOVE.

Highlights include the atmospheric slow-blues of SLEEPY SON that includes some fine amplified harmonica, and the psychedelic, murky NEW AGE that opens the album. There's not a great deal of melodic interest in some of the lengthy distorted guitar grunge jams, but I guess that's not the point of these pieces. Tarcisio just beat me to the first review of this album, and that review summarizes Embrace very well. For me it's somewhere between 2 and 3 stars; it gets better with repeat plays so I'll be generous and give it 3 stars.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

 Fever by SLEEPY SUN album cover Studio Album, 2010
3.06 | 4 ratings

BUY
Fever
Sleepy Sun Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Tarcisio Moura
Prog Reviewer

3 stars Now, that´s what I call improvement! Sleepy Sun´s sophmore release is a great leap forward when compared with Embrace, their debut of two years earlier. The songs are much more well structured, the arrangements are more concise and inventive and the the vocal department is a LOT better now. Even Bret Constantino´s singing, so sloppy and irritating on Embrace, is now focused and, let´s say, melodic. And, of course, Rachel Fannan´s voice is beautiful as it was earlier on, but she is featured more proeminent at last.

There are some great use of acoustic guitars and the general sound now leans towards a more country/blues/folk approach, although the psychedelic noisy electric guitars are still present on every track, even if the barrage of feedback, distorted sounds, is better used here, and is under more control than before. Drums are still very 60´s styled too, along with those vintage fuzz tone guitars. But Fever´s best features are the new compositions: they are becoming quite original and interesting. The band´s on their way to produce a very own sound and certainly this new CD shows a promising group growing fast.

Conclusion: although this kind of music is not one of my favorites, I cannot deny that Sleepy Sun has its charm and will certainly be quite appealing to the fans of early american pyschedelic rock. I´m looking forward to hear what they´ll do next. I hope they keep developing their music as much. My personal taste keeps me from giving Fever a 4 star rating, but for their general improvement I can´t give it just a mere 3. 3,5 stars is more fitting. Fans of the style, don´t miss this one!

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

 Embrace by SLEEPY SUN album cover Studio Album, 2008
2.56 | 5 ratings

BUY
Embrace
Sleepy Sun Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Tarcisio Moura
Prog Reviewer

2 stars Before reading this review I should warn you that I´m not a psychedelic/space rock specialist. I was always a fan of fine melodies, well done arrangements and general harmonic sounds. Hence my love for symphonic rock. I was raised on a steady diet of classical music thanks to my parents taste. That said I also should point out that I love rock music since my teens and I have a need to explore new grounds in music since then. Sometimes you find great stuff, sometimes you don´t, but you have to try. I chose Sleepy´s Sun first CD to listen to because I liked their name. it sounded quite progressive.

I can´t say I enjoyed the CD too much, though. The group succesfully plays a kind of late 60´s, west cost, blues/country/rock psychedelic music mixed with some modern day garage band sound (specially the white noise, dissonant, guitar parts). It is clear they look for the vintage flavor of San Francisco´s flower Power era (fuzz guitars, sloppy vocals, nice harmonica breaks and tribal drums), with a much better production and the aforementioned new features like some distorted guitar barrages here and there). Sometimes they remind of the Big Brother & The Holding Company (without Janis Joplin, of course): a bit out of control, but energetic and promising. Brett Constantino´s vocals are annoying, but I guess they fit just right in for this style. Rachel Fannan on the other hand has a very fine voice but she is very underused here, a real shame: the few times she sings lead are best sung parts in the whole album. I initially though this group would be a kind of modern Jefferson Airplane, but clearly they are not.

If you´re into this kind of music I think it is worth to check it out. it is only their first and certainly they have the chops to make something more developed. And I hope they come up with better songs next time. The ones here did not move me enough to warrant a 3 star rating. Embrace is definitly to fans of the style and collectors.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

 Fever by SLEEPY SUN album cover Studio Album, 2010
3.06 | 4 ratings

BUY
Fever
Sleepy Sun Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by 00ubermensch

3 stars A fairly solid album, but I must say the psychedelic/space rock title to be a bit of a misnomer- the overall sound is more "prog-related", or possibly prog folk. Rather bluesy throughout, with creamy guitar drone and harmonica solos, and folky vocals from both male and female voices. The vocals are actually a small gripe: while they emote effectively, it would be more pleasing with slightly stronger chops. This is not the kind of album I usually listen to; it is not a mesmerizing musical journey through twists and turns of melody and rhythm, with breathtaking solos and riffs. It is simply an indie blues-rock set that makes for good easy listening for a few songs if that's what you're into. Some tracks are stronger than others (Open Eyes has a strong rock groove feel and good instrumentals, and Freedom Line has an unusually groovy base line), but overall song style rather similar. 3.5 stars.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Thanks to DamoXt7942 for the artist addition.

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 4.86 seconds