The Big Sleep
Considering how quiet they’ve been over the past couple years, you’d think the Big Sleep decided to suddenly take their name seriously after the tireless tour cycle behind 2008’s Sleep Forever LP. The truth is much simpler…
“We took a little break, worked on stuff separately and just lived our lives,” explains bassist/vocalist Sonya Balchandani.
“It obviously took longer than we thought it would,” adds guitarist/vocalist Danny Barria, “but I wasn’t feeling rushed or pressured. I just wanted to write good songs.”
Which brings us to the hefty hooks and sugar-spun noise pop ofNature Experiments, the filler-free full-length Danny and Sonya have hinted at since 2000. That’d be the year the duo started cutting demos in the former’s Brooklyn kitchen; demos that eventually shifted from a loose shoegaze sound (the You Today, Me Tomorrow EP) to the iridescent instrumentals and groove-locked guitar anthems of the Big Sleep’s debut album, 2006’sSon of the Tiger.
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