The Sleeping Release New Album

The shores of Long Island, NY have been known for producing some of the most influential names in rock. Taking Back Sunday, Brand New and many others have been born into notoriety out of that scene.  Just as it looked like all hope was lost and every band was becoming faded carbon copies of one another, The Sleeping came along and shook things up by putting sincerity and originality back into underground rock.

After self-releasing their first full length album ‘Believe What We Tell You’ (OneDaySavior, 2004), Chicago’s Victory Records immediately took notice of the band and their ever growing fan base and hard work ethic. Shortly thereafter, the label signed The Sleeping to its roster.  Since 2004, the band has released two other albums (Questions And Answers & What It Takes) and solidified themselves as one of the hardest working tour acts performing with everyone from A Day To Remember, Hollywood Undead, Atreyu, Taking Back Sunday, Saosin, Reliant K, Plain White T’s, Senses Fail, Hawthorne Heights and countless others.

Today, September 28th, the band will release their fourth album, ‘The Big Deep’, on Victory Records.  The album is a major leap forward for the band, and lead singer Douglas Robinson couldn’t be more thrilled with the results.

“A lot of what makes The Big Deep different from our other releases is the fact that when we approached this record we approached it with no expectations other than wanting to improve ourselves, not only musically, but individually as well,” stated Robinson.  “We were all facing major changes in our lives and we wanted this record to be an in your face rock album that digs directly under your skin.  In my mind, The Big Deep is for everyone who has been through it all and still fighting to get it right.”

The band also found their writing for this record turning even more personal than they had in the past.  “Lyrically, songs like ‘Oh, Gloria’, which is about my mother, show how personal this record is for me. I’ve always been personal on all of our records while giving the listener a chance to relate. This time I did the same thing but dove into it far deeper. The last year and a half of my life is all on this record.  I want the listener to hear that, but also be able to connect with the material on its own.”

As always, The Sleeping will be hitting the road in support of their new album with upcoming shows with Finger Eleven, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Tides Of Man and PM Today. A full current tour schedule is listed below.

Track Listing For ‘The Big Deep’

1.      Dark Days
2.      Boroughs of the Ocean
3.      Beautiful Gloom
4.      Retired Spies (Change Your Life)
5.      Deafening the UK
6.      The Phantom of Darker Clouds
7.      Oh, Gloria
8.      Get You Back
9.      The Big Deep
10.  Black Waves (Vaya Con Dios)
11.  Young Vibes… Don’t Run Away From Me

Upcoming Tour Dates:

Sep 27 2010    Legitimate Business               Greensboro, NC @
Sep 28 2010    Sector 7G                                Augusta, GA    @
Sep 29 2010    Vinyl Music Hall                       Pensacola, FL  @
Sep 30 2010    Oasis                                      Charleston, SC @
Oct 1 2010      Looney Tunes                         West Babylon, New York
Oct 8 2010      Ground Zero                            Allenstown, NH
Oct 9 2010      Eleanor Rigby’s                       Jermyn, PA
Oct 17 2010    Headliners                               Toledo, OH #
Oct 18 2010    Newport Music Hall                 Columbus, OH #
Oct 20 2010    Headliners                               Louisville, KY   #
Oct 21 2010    Blue Note                                Columbia, MO #
Oct 22 2010    Fubar                                       St. Louis, MO
Oct 24 2010    Juanita’s Cantina Ballroom     Little Rock, AR #
Oct 27 2010    Varsity Theatre                        Baton Rouge, LA #
Oct 28 2010    House of Blues                       New Orleans, LA #
Oct 29 2010    Shadowplay Lounge               The Woodlands, TX ^
Oct 30 2010    The Hangar                             Witchita Falls, TX  ^
Nov 1 2010      The Underground                    Mesa, AZ  ^
Nov 2 2010      The Glass House                    Pomona, CA  ^
Nov 3 2010      Jerry’s Pizza & Pub                Bakersfield, CA  ^
Nov 4 2010      Tonic Lounge                          Reno, NV  ^
Nov 5 2010      Kilby Court                              Salt Lake City, UT  ^
Nov 6 2010      The Black Sheep                    Colorado Springs, CO ^
Nov 8 2010      Sokol Underground                 Omaha, NE  ^
Nov 9 2010      Bottom Lounge                       Chicago, IL  ^
Nov 10 2010    Mac’s Bar                                Lansing, MI  ^
Nov 11 2010    The Coup                                Clarksville, TN ^
Nov 12 2010    1982 Bar                                 Gainesville, FL  ^
Nov 13 2010    The Orpheum                         Tampa, FL  ^
Nov 14 2010    Backbooth                               Orlando, FL  ^
Nov 15 2010    The Talent Farm                     Pembroke Pines, FL  ^
Nov 17 2010    Jack Rabbit’s                          Jacksonville, FL  ^
Nov 18 2010    The Casbah                            Charlotte, NC  ^
Nov 19 2010    Club Relevant                         Virginia Beach, VA  ^
Nov 20 2010    The Harmony Grange             Wilmington, DE  ^
Nov 21 2010    Hangar 84                               Vineland, NJ  ^
Nov 22 2010    The Barbary                            Philadelphia, PA  ^
Nov 23 2010    Blender Theater at Gramercy New York, NY  ^

@ – With The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
# – With Finger Eleven
^ – With Tides Of Man & PM Today supporting


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