The Sleeping give post-hardcore a dance-punk vibe on new single “Tainted”

The Sleeping give post-hardcore a dance-punk vibe on new single “Tainted”

I Feel Like I’m Becoming a Ghost out August 18th

+ Announce East Coast shows this August

Photo Credit: Brandon Gomez

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The Sleeping have released their new single and video “Tainted” out now. The song marks the third single from the band’s upcoming fifth album I Feel Like I’m Becoming a Ghost, set for self-release on August 18th. Taking their post-hardcore and alternative roots and blending it with a post-punk influence, the band have created a dynamic and emotive ten tracks. On “Tainted” this shines through, as a dance-ready beat blends with moments of heavier guitars, pulsating  drums, and reverberated vocals. The Adam Thomson (The Mars Volta, RX Bandits, At The Drive-In) directed video for the track is a swirl of colors and distortion as the band gives a passionate and dynamic performance.

Speaking on writing “Tainted,” vocalist Douglas Robinson states:

“This song is written about the anxieties we all face in our everyday struggles. It’s a song told through the eyes of a revolution calling to try and unify people suffering from any struggles that try and take us away from our sanity and happiness.”

The band will celebrate the new album with four recently announced shows in New York City, Providence, RI, Albany, NY, and Harrisburg, PA. Tickets are on sale here now and you can find the full details below.

The Sleeping first broke out in 2003, and led an impactful career releasing four albums, touring with acts like Taking Back Sunday and Bayside, and frequently having their music featured in video game soundtracks. Fast forward to today and the band are feeling as vigorous and creative as ever. Preparing for the release of I Feel Like I’m Becoming a Ghost, the band wanted to turn it back to the fans and launched a Kickstarter to self-release the record. The response was incredible, hitting their goal in just ten days and seeing an outpouring of support from fans and friends across the globe. For I Feel Like I’m Becoming a Ghost, the band ventured into Applehead Studios in Woodstock, NY for two weeks and wrote and recorded every song together in that time frame. The album strongly focuses on mental health, while sonically gliding through melody, chaos, grooves and energetic parts to fit the theme of the lyrics. The record was produced by the band alongside the dynamic duo Mike Birnbaum and Chris Bittner (Coheed & Cambria, Medeski, Team Sleep) and mastered by Chris Athens (Beastie Boys, Blink 182).

The Sleeping is Douglas Robinson (vocals), Joe Zizzo (drums), Sal Mignano (bass), and Cameron Keym (guitar/keys).

Album Artwork

I Feel Like I’m Becoming a Ghost Tracklist:

1. Redder Than Red

2. Tainted

3. The Animal

4. Halcyon

5. OCD

6. Trend Meds

7. No Shadow In The Sun

8. No Light

9. Leo

10. Paranormal Hologram

11. I Feel Like I’m Becoming a Ghost

Tour Dates:

Aug 17 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY w/ Stand Still

Aug 18 – What cheer tavern – Providence, RI

Aug 19 – Empire Underground –  Albany, NY

Aug 20 – Stage on Herr (@HMAC) – Harrisburg, PA