Genres: indie pop, cozycore
PO Box 1191
Alhambra CA 91802
Jul 7 - 13 2003
Sleeper is Yo La Tengo without the edge.
They make quiet, borderline slowcore songs that rely heavily on hushed
boy/girl singing and quiet guitar chords. Repeated listening can
get you humming along, as long as you don't tune the music out because
it's too quiet.
For fans of quiet indie pop and cozycore, Light Sleeper's
self-titled album could be just what you're looking for. Songs
like "Febrile in February" and "Indian Giver" are
the ultimate in minimal pop, tunes constructed out of the bare bones
of music: simple guitar chords and vocal melodies, with occasional
bass to add another layer to the sound - percussion is also used when
appropriate. A few songs add a little bit of speed and zest to
things ("Pop Song," "Leonid Sky"), but nothing too
All in all, this album is pleasant enough, but may be boring for
those who aren't already fans of the genre.
[Vitals: 9 songs, distributed by the
label, released 2003]