Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Sleepy Vikings announce tour dates in support of upcoming debut album due May 10th.

“Calm” single available now, “Song after song of rich southern shoe-gazy goodness.” – Paste


Sleepy Vikings is (L-R): Sandi Streppone, Julian Conner, Tessa McKenna,
Ryann Slauson, Nicole Schleif, Sandra Covin. Photo by Kelley Jackson.



“Calm” is the first single from “They Will Find You Here” by Sleepy Vikings


About Sleepy Vikings

Tampa, Florida’s Sleepy Vikings has announced two weeks of tour dates (with more to come) in support of its upcoming debut album They Will Find You Here, scheduled for release on May 10th via the New Granada record label. “Calm,” the first single from They Will Find You Here is available for download now.  See below for tour dates.

Sleepy Vikings has previously and dubiously described its sound as “southern shoegaze,” but this tag is really just window dressing for hick towns and beer plus Pavement and Sonic Youth. This is a band that accepted an invitation to play its first show before it even had a set of music to play, so fitting into a genre is not a top priority.

What really is tops is the band's music. The songs on They Will Find You Here are filled with dreams and nightmares that have already caused the local press in
Florida to call Sleepy Vikings “...a swooning squall” (Orlando Sentinel) and note that the band is “...king-hell committed on blazing a trail” (Miami New Times).

Members of Sleepy Vikings are available for interviews.  Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.


Sleepy Vikings Live

04/30 Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
05/06 Orlando, FL @ Will's Pub
05/13 Gainesville, FL @ Club 1982
06/08 Tampa, FL @ Cappy's Pizza Acoustic
06/10 Athens, GA @ Caledonia Lounge w/ Casper & The Cookies
06/11 Charleston, SC @ Tin Roof w/ Sleepy Eye Giant
06/13 Richmond, VA @ Sprout
06/14 Charlottesville, VA @ The Box
06/15 Chapel Hill, NC @ Night Light
06/16 Newark, DE @ Mojo Main w/ The Sky Drops, Troubled Hips
06/17 Baltimore, MD @ The Metro Gallery w/ The Sky Drops, Thrushes, Young Jaguars
06/18 Washington, DC @ Axum's Level X Lounge w/ Thrushes, Mittenfields, Forevsner
06/19 Philadelphia, PA @ King Fu Neck Tie
06/20 Somerville, MA @ The Rosebud
06/22 New York, NY @ Piano's
06/25 Nashville, TN @ Foobar 2 w/ The Winter Sounds
06/26 Atlanta, GA @ Club 529 w/ Today The Moon Tomorrow the Sun


Sleepy Vikings
They Will Find You Here
(New Granada, 5/10/2011)

Track Listing:

1. These Days
2. Calm (MP3)
3. Hunters
4. Flashlight Tag
5. A Backyard Funeral
6. Twin Peaks
7. Corson Park
8. Dear Long Distance
9. White Wolves


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