SLEEP announce 4 LP live album
I can tell that Jack White and metal are going to be friends...
Following their surprise 4/20 release of Sleep's long-awaited and well-received new album in 2018 (and coincedentally on the same day that Sleep's Matt Pike had to cancel a High on Fire tour due to medical emergency), Third Man Records have announced another special -- and very collectible (though hard to get) -- release:
Third Man Records is excited to announce Vault Package #38, Sleep Live At Third Man Records. The package, a which features recordings from Sleep's career-spanning performance at Third Man headquarters in Nashville last month, consists of a quadruple live album on 4 different-colored vinyl LPs (purple, orange, blue, green), each in their own individual jacket all housed in a sturdy slipcase. A reproduction of the poster from the show, and a mystery Sleep / TMR mission patch completes the set. Sign up is open now through January 31 at 12am CST.
One of the biggest stories in rock music this past year was the unexpected return of Sleep with the surprise April 20th release of their new record The Sciences on Third Man Records. As lifelong fans of the band (and OM, and High on Fire, and Neurosis...), Third Man was nothing if not honored to be the label that released their first album in nearly 20 years. This record not only cemented the band's legacy but built upon it by pulling off the rarest of returns. It was insanely good. Not only were they here, but they were better than ever. The Sciences is spiritual, speculative, messianic and heavy as all hell. Rampant touring ensued, and if you have seen them live this past year, then you know there are among the most powerful bands working today.
Just last month, on December 12th, Sleep brought the roadshow to the Third Man headquarters in Nashville and recorded over 2 hours of career-defining material to a live audience using their direct-to-acetate / audio mixed and mastered in real-time system. Seven, count them, seven lacquer cuts later, Third Man is prepared and excited to announce that a QUADRUPLE Sleep live album of songs spanning 26 years of their career is their next Vault package. Proceed the Weedian...
Sign up HERE before January 31 or miss out... forever. Third Man estimates that packages will be sent to subscribers within 6 weeks after the sign-up period ends.
Dopesmoker (Part One)
Dopesmoker (Part Two)
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SLEEP -- 2019 Tour DAtes
APR 9 Warsaw, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland
APR 11 Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
APR 13 Tilburg, North Brabant, Netherlands
APR 14 Roadburn, Tilburg, North Brabant, Netherlands
APR 16 Athens, Attica, Greece
APR 18 Ljubljana, Central Slovenia Stat