Monday, June 6, 2011

Sleepy Vikings appears on Creative Loafing, Tampa Tribune covers. US tour starts this week.

Band to bring southern shoegaze songs from “They Will Find You Here” debut album on the road.


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



“Flashlight Tag” is the latest single from They Will Find You Here by Sleepy Vikings


[VIDEO]: (Live at Paste Magazine)


Sleepy Vikings In The Press

“I urge you to give They Will Find You Here a listen. These self-described ‘swamp stalkers’ have something truly special.” – The Owl Mag

“It would be hard to name a debut album with the lean, honed focus of They Will Find You Here.” – Tampa Tribune


Sleepy Vikings has stirred up its hometown of Tampa with the debut album They Will Find You Here. Local papers Creative Loafing and The Tampa Tribune have both recently acknowledged the band with cover stories.  Now Sleepy Vikings will start to show more of the nation what Tampa already knows by launching its first tour with dates extending throughout the month and covering much of the east coast.  See below for a complete list of dates.

For the uninitiated, the Creative Loafing cover story on Sleepy Vikings does a great job of illustrating the control and out-of-control that makes the band unique on the musical landscape and easily adored.  In the piece, the band talks about having to hurriedly finish writing a set of songs to play its first show ever – a chance opportunity in 2009 to open for the Vivian Girls. The success of this risk led to an opportunity to perform in Canada at NXNE, a show they drove 26 hours to play in front of a half-dozen people.

It turned out that half of that half were bloggers who loved the set, leading to an invite for Sleepy Vikings to perform in the Paste Magazine offices. A record deal with local label New Granada Records followed and the debut album They Will Find You Here was released on May 10th, 2011.

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


Sleepy Vikings
They Will Find You Here
(New Granada, Out Now)

Track Listing:

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


Sleepy Vikings Live

06/08 Tampa, FL @ Cappy’s Pizza (Seminole Heights) Acoustic Tour Kick Off Party
06/10 Athens, GA @ Caledonia Lounge w/ Casper & The Cookies, The Shut-Ups
06/11 Charleston, SC @ Monster Music In-Store, 4PM
06/11 Charleston, SC @ Tin Roof w/ Sleepy Eye Giant
06/12 West Columbia, SC @ One Unit Art Space w/ Nathan Hussey (of All Get Out), Future Wives, Dear Kavalier
06/13 Richmond, VA @ Sprout FREE!
06/14 Charlottesville, VA @ The Box FREE!
06/15 Chapel Hill, NC @ Night Light w/ Bastages, Gods of Harvest
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 @ Kultura’s Books In-Store, 2PM
06/18 Washington, DC @ Bella Cafe w/ Thrushes, Mittenfields, Forevsner
06/19 Philadelphia, PA @ King Fu Neck Tie w/ Gypsy Death and You, Eat Your Birthday Cake
06/20 Somerville, MA @ The Rosebud
06/21 Brooklyn, NY @ The Rock Shop w/ Alberta Cross
06/22 New York, NY @ Pianos w/ The Stationary Set, The Twees, Jump Into The Gospel
06/23 Cleveland, OH @ The Happy Dog
06/24 Champaign, IL @ Mike n’ Molly’s
06/25 Nashville, TN @ The Basement w/ Heypenny, PDA
06/26 Chattanooga, TN @ JJ’s Bohemia
06/27 Atlanta, GA @ Club 529 w/ Today The Moon Tomorrow The Sun


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