Sleepwalking Sailors

Helms Alee

wonderfully sticky pop-metal' - Pitchfork // 'Melodic and harmonious, very unique, always captivating.' - The Melvins, '8 Modern Bands that influence the Melvins' MTV Feature // Helms Alee's music is exactly the sort of mutant, fantastic hybrid that used to only occasionally erupt out of small, isolated scenes, uninformed by trends of the day — instead inspired by the band's own collective contributions. The Seattle trio's unique amalgam of metal, art rock, pop and punk is charmingly reminiscent of the fertile creativity that groups once had before the Internet seemed to instruct bands to only copy one another. Helms Alee's third album, Sleepwalking Sailors sounds like many styles combined into one, and none of it concerned with any notion other than creating vital, urgent and uniquely characteristic music. Bassist/vocalist Dana James, drummer/vocalist Hozoji Matheson-Margullis and guitarist/vocalist Ben Verellen combine a vast array of ideas within a single song, while still sounding entirely cohesive. Their songs are undeniably heavy, but also freely roaming through icy post-punk and warm melodic haze at any given moment. Any given song can be pummeling one moment and then subtly shift into triply harmonies without the listener even realizing what has happened. Sleepwalking Sailors was recorded with engineer Chris Common (These Arms Are Snakes, Pelican, Chelsea Wolfe) in Seattle, and marks the band's first release for new home Sargent House. "We spent 3-1/2 years writing the songs for this album, so it's thematically all over the place' Verellen says. 'We ended up with something that sounds really big, but also a bit more aggressive." Early press support/features already confirmed with Pitchfork, Spin, Alarm, Magnet, Decibel, Rock A Rolla. Full UK press underway from silver PR.

A1Pleasure Center
A4Dangling Modifiers
A5Heavy Worm Burden
A6Crystal Gale
B1New West
B2Fetus. Carcass.
B3Slow Beef
B4Animatronic Bionic
B5Dodge The Lightning
Штрих-код и другие идентификаторы
Barcode: 634457628618
Matrix / Runout: SH114-A S-88676
Hand-Etched Runout (Side A)
Matrix / Runout: SH114-B S-88677
Hand-Etched Runout (Side B)
Участники альбома
BandHozoji Matheson-Margullis, Ben Verellen, Dana James,
Artwork [Cover Art]Aaron John Gregory,
Layout, DesignSonny Kay,
Photography ByKali Raisl,
Recorded By, Mixed By, Mastered ByChris Common


Sargent House - SH114

Stoner Rock, Sludge Metal

Vinyl, 1xLP, Album

Mint (M)
Mint (M)