Published Dec 17, 2020Surrey indie rockers Sleepy Gonzales are back with new music. Their new album Slow Apocalypse is out tomorrow (December 18) via Light Organ Records, and today, you can listen to the record by the BC band ahead of its release here at Exclaim!
The album is a documentation of the metamorphosis of Sleepy Gonzales — the good, the bad and the ugly — that has brought the group to where they are today. As the band explained, "We need to be more conscious of the constructs we trap ourselves in."
Sleepy Gonzales show the inner-workings of the group not only as musicians, but as everyday people trying to find their place in society without conforming to the boxes they may unconsciously put themselves in.
"If you are out there in the world with multiple faces, taking advantage of naïveté and human compassion, perpetuating harm and oppression, lashing out with rage and ignorance, this music is for you," they said. "Your dying soul is mirroring the darkness in the world in an attempt to survive it and you need help more than anyone. Shatter that reflection, otherwise, darkness will swallow you."
Slow Apocalypse was produced and mixed by Sleepy Gonzales over the summer at 604 Studios, with additional production from Matt Di Pomponio at Echoplant Sound.
The band have also announced plans to host a livestream fundraiser via Twitch on Dec 31. "New Year's Lockdown" will include performances by Sleepy Gonzales, Hotel Mira, Kylie V, Blue J, Dacey, Aly Laube and more. All donations from the livestream will be going to Mama Bear's Kitchen in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Tickets for the livestream are available here.
Listen to Slow Apocalypse, and check out the lyric video for "Alligators (Acoustic)" below.
(Light Organ Records)