Sleep ∞ Over – Outer Limits 7″

What’s up guys. I mentioned yesterday that I had a ton of fantastic new stuff pouring in these past few days, and this is just the beginning of the fun.  I also mentioned that Titus Andronicus would be destroying our faces on live national television, and they certainly didn’t disappoint. You can check out the madness from the show right here – they played the first half of “A More Perfect Union”, and it was every bit of “glorious” as Mr. Stickles promised it would be.

Today we have a 7″ from the girls of SLEEP ∞ OVER, and boy did they whip up something delicious for us. Their brand new 7″ comes from the white-hot Forest Family Records label, (which means it’s probably going to sell out like all of their other releases) and it’s pressed in an edition of 500 on crystal-clear vinyl that’s bound to turn heads (just look at that cover art). The girls have some other material out there for our listening pleasure, but this one is already proving to be their most solid and accessible effort to date. Trust me when I say you guys DO NOT want to miss out on this stuff.

Imagine being thrown right in the middle of a spaced-out dream world where nothing around you is as real as it seems, but anything and everything is possible as long as you believe in it. In other words, if you can dream it, you can make it a reality. That is “La Rose”, and it’s so immensely dazed-out that it seems to put everything around you in slow motion, which makes me go on to say that it’s completely normal to lose yourself in the blissful, intoxicating, dreamy textures that this near-perfect song has to offer. I don’t know if people are going to agree, but I definitely feel like there are some elements of the chillwave sounds we’ve been talking about so much lately hidden in the music. Listen to the bass line of this song and tell me it doesn’t vaguely remind you of “Feel It All Around” by Washed Out, just slowed down a bit more. Huh? Maybe?!

Flip on over to the other side and you’ll find yourself in a similar position from where we left off. This side is called “Outer Limits”, and by the time you’re on this track you’ve probably already decided that this is a perfect 7″ record. Both songs have gospel like qualities, sounding exceptionally spiritual or heavenly, and they’re dripping with attitude. Now the only problem is deciding which of these two songs you like better, because let’s be honest people, this stuff is fantastic. Definitely be sure to snag a copy of this 7″, because I don’t think it’s going to be around for awhile before it’s gone for good. Not only is it on clear vinyl, but check out that cover art.

La Rose –

Outer Limits –

My Rating: 9/10
Genre/ Tags: Dream Pop, Experimental, Witch House
Outer Limits 7″: Tracklist
1.) La Rose
2.) Outer Limits

PREORDER the 7″ directly from Forest Family Records
Sleep ∞ Over/Pure Ecstasy Split 7″ previously posted on the Styrofoam Drone
Sleep ∞ Over on Myspace
Sleep ∞ Over on tumblr

Pure Ecstasy/ Sleep ∞ Over – Split 7″

By now I feel like most of you guys are already familiar with PURE ECSTASY. We’ve covered a handful of their 7″ records, and I’ve got another one here for you guys today. The only difference from the other two would be that this one is split with another band called SLEEP ∞ OVER. Sleep Over is a fairly new band led by Stefanie Franciotti, and some of you are probably already familiar with her. She’s the singer in her other band called the Silver Pines, and now she’s got a new band to share with the world. This appears to be the first Sleep Over release to be put out on vinyl, so if you’re interested you can buy a copy of it from Light Lodge.

The 7″ features one brand new song from each band, with one song on each side of the record. It’s starts off on the A-side with a track called “Dream Over” from Pure Ecstasy, and if you’ve already listened to Pure Ecstasy before this, then you’re going to be pretty psyched. Immediately from the start you’re thrown in the middle of familiar Pure Ecstasy territory, and Nate Grace is right there to greet us with his breezy vocals. He howls and woo’s over the grainy guitars throughout the song while lazy drums and buzzy bass lines hold down the slow rhythm – the perfect formula for a Pure Ecstasy song.

Now it’s time to flip over to the B-side, which is a song called “Your World is Night” by Sleep Over, and it’s a bit different from what we just heard. For the entire length of the song, these trippy, head spinning sound effects dominate everything, giving this song the feeling that you’re stuck in an endless dreamy-daze. Lots of echoing and obscure sounds, but I definitely think this stuff takes some getting used too. Chances are this song will have to grow on you a bit before you decide if you like it or not. With that being said, this stuff is also a bit far off from the Silver Pines, but that doesn’t mean you won’t like it!

My Rating: 7/10
Genre/ Tags: Lo-Fi, Dream Pop, Psychedelic, Witch House
Split 7″: Tracklist:
1.) Dream Over
2.) Your World is Night

Dream Over –

Your World is Night –

BUY the 7″ directly from Light Lodge
You can buy the sold out Voices 7″ too – Get it at insound!
Pure Ecstasy on Myspace
Sleep ∞ Over on Myspace
Check out other stuff from Pure Ecstasy – Easy 7″Voices 7″
Check out the Silver Pines while you’re at it too