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Lala Lala Sleepyhead

Type:
Album
Release Date:
August 23, 2019
Catalog No:
73119
Label:
Hardly Art
Includes Downloads

Originally released in October 2016 as a long-since sold-out self-released cassette, Sleepyhead, the debut full-length from celebrated Chicago band Lala Lala, will be available for the first time ever on LP and CD (along with a new run of cassettes).

Recorded in a basement over the course of five days during a typically-inhospitable Midwestern winter, Sleepyhead is an auspicious—if, at the time, criminally overlooked—debut effort from the young songwriter Lillie West and her then-lineup of supporting players (Abby Black on drums and Karl Bernasconi on bass).

Unlike 2018’s critically-acclaimed The Lamb, Sleepyhead is a rawer, more punked-up album with fewer lyrical metaphors obfuscating it’s intimate, direct emotionality. Committed to tape in an urgent outburst of creative energy, the self-produced record eschews overdubs and takes unfussy aim at the listener’s ears, heart, and the lump in their throat.

Album standout “Fuck With Your Friends” was a breakthrough moment for West—it was the first song she ever wrote, one that tumbled out of her fully-formed, setting her on the path that’s led to her recent successes. Its also emblematic of Sleepyhead’s confessionalism and fearless forthrightness: “I drink more than I want to cause it makes you easier to talk to / And what you’re saying is boring,” West sings.

This pressing of Sleepyhead also includes new artwork and LP copies arrive on cloud-colored vinyl. It will be available worldwide on August 23rd, 2019.

Lala Lala Sleepyhead

Originally released in October 2016 as a long-since sold-out self-released cassette, Sleepyhead, the debut full-length from celebrated Chicago band Lala Lala, will be available for the first time ever on LP and CD (along with a new run of cassettes).

Recorded in a basement over the course of five days during a typically-inhospitable Midwestern winter, Sleepyhead is an auspicious—if, at the time, criminally overlooked—debut effort from the young songwriter Lillie West and her then-lineup of supporting players (Abby Black on drums and Karl Bernasconi on bass).

Unlike 2018’s critically-acclaimed The Lamb, Sleepyhead is a rawer, more punked-up album with fewer lyrical metaphors obfuscating it’s intimate, direct emotionality. Committed to tape in an urgent outburst of creative energy, the self-produced record eschews overdubs and takes unfussy aim at the listener’s ears, heart, and the lump in their throat.

Album standout “Fuck With Your Friends” was a breakthrough moment for West—it was the first song she ever wrote, one that tumbled out of her fully-formed, setting her on the path that’s led to her recent successes. Its also emblematic of Sleepyhead’s confessionalism and fearless forthrightness: “I drink more than I want to cause it makes you easier to talk to / And what you’re saying is boring,” West sings.

This pressing of Sleepyhead also includes new artwork and LP copies arrive on cloud-colored vinyl. It will be available worldwide on August 23rd, 2019.


Tracks

  1. Exorcism
  2. Fuck With Your Friends
  3. Dream Song
  4. Cool Party but Then We All Left
  5. Okie Dokie Doggy Daddy
  6. Nothing
  7. Bully
  8. Monolith
  9. Bed
  10. Lala Song
  11. Future Flower