New Belgium Brewing Presents
Troubadour Dali, Versuch
2706 Olive St
Saint Louis, MO, 63103
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Sleepy Sun is a California band from many Californias. They hail from the rolling oak and sage hills of Sierra Gold Country, The San Francisco Peninsula, where Kesey raged and the Dead were once Warlocks, and the forever-sunshine climes of the Southland. They came together young and garage strutting in the coastal Northern California crucible of Santa Cruz. And there they birthed the Sleepy sound dead blues shaken alive, razor sharp and ramblin', soul, sonic science and dead-on pop surgery. Wooden, earthy, stratospheric, and swinging California music of beautiful contrasts for conflicted times.
Now, two records into a frighteningly fast-blossoming evolution, Sleepy Sun are a living machine of fire and focus. Their first release on ATP records Embrace illuminated the golden path to Sleepy land hard-riffing, delicate, dreamy and cultivated. The latest ATP release, Fever, is arrival at the palace the path promised.
Fever is the honey harmonies and danger wailing of Bret Constantino; the wing-on-wing guitars of Matt Holliman and Even Reiss in screaming dives and sweet ascending circles; the lowdown served up tough and thundering from drum and bass authorities Brian Tice and Jack Allen.
Fever is a band working, like the heroic combos of old real, made by hand, eyes ahead on an unbridled future and giving two shits for the sideways glance of the lurking trend spotter. A band working, and a working band Sleepy Sun's soaring and soul-stirring live shows are already mowing down audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. They've opened for Autolux and Mudhoney, rocked Primavera and Treasure Island, and relentlessly toured the capitals and humble hamlets of North America and Europe. And in their path, the converts are fast becoming legion.
They are a band of musical adventure too tackling Graham Nash's "Chicago" for a forthcoming compilation celebrating the Hollie/CSNY legend's work. English electronic collective U.N.K.L.E. have taken note of Sleepy Sun's eclectic energies as well, working collaboratively on a track with the band for an upcoming single and LP.
Formed in 2005 in St. Louis, MO, Troubadour Dali creates lush vocal harmonies paired with hypnotic grooves and jangly fuzz space guitar hooks. Let’s Make It Right shows exciting growth from Troubadour Dali’s 2009 self-titled album, which was mixed by producer Bill Racine (Rogue Wave, Mates of State).
Singer, Ben Hinn elaborates, “For Let’s Make It Right, we initially planned on recording only a couple of songs for a single release. We ended up tracking an album’s worth of material between Sawhorse Studios, with Jason McEntire, and our home studios. Most of the drums, bass, and guitars were recorded live at Sawhorse, with additional overdubs and vocals tracked there, at our apartments, fallout shelters, and other top-secret locations throughout Saint Louis. After our first record, everyone in the band delved further into recording, which has considerably helped with the song writing process of the band, and allows us to better share what we hear in our heads before going into the studio. The result has been more focused and productive sessions.”
Nominated the last three years in a row by the St. Louis Riverfront Times for the best indie band, Troubadour Dali won the award in 2010.
Troubadour Dali has shared the stage with Warpaint, A Place to Bury Strangers, Darker My Love, The Entrance Band, Sleepy Sun, The Whigs and the Strange Boys to name a few. The band will play the 2nd annual LouFest in St. Louis Forest Park on Saturday, August 27, 2011 with The Roots, TV on the Radio, Cat Power, Deerhunter, Surfer Blood, The Hold Steady, Sleepy Sun, Ume and more.