Brooklyn-based, post-rock/post-metal shoegaze band SleapingDreaming announce their single, Hunter Gatherer, ahead of their album, ‘M. Inclemens’ due out 3/26/2021. Through the forthcoming record, the trio explores a sense of dreamy detached surrealism and creates dense, noisy, layered music with occasional vocals that cover haunting, hypnotic soundscapes.
Deeply influenced by bands like Slowdive, Sleep, Mogwai, Neurosis, Godspeed You, Black Emperor, The Cure, and Hum, the trio’s new meditative single is “the song is basically a perspective on disillusionment. It’s about accepting the strengths and weaknesses of those close to you, but also about letting go of the blame and frustration.” states the band. Listen to Hunter Gatherer via SoundCloud below.
The band started as an informal side-project focused on experimentation with sound and texture. It initially constituted several members without specific instrument assignments or musical goals. Over time roles within the band became more defined as a two piece focused on a layered live experience with active integration of pre-recorded loops and electronic noise elements. In mid 2017, the band opted to bring on a third member to focus specifically on the low-end. From that point the band took on a more traditional feel, structuring music in the format of post-rock and post metal, with heavy influence from shoegaze. The band’s music is mostly instrumental and tends to be slow moving, defined by hypnotic evolutions, layering and density.
Its upcoming album ‘M. Inclemens’ was recorded during the peak of Covid lockdown in May 2020, in a big empty house that was undergoing renovation.