Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Sleep hits the road; 'The Clarity' on the way from Southern Lord

Matt Pike with Sleep in Seattle. (Cat Rose photo)

As the dope hovered in the air and people inched forward to get just a bit closer to the stage, someone cried out, “Matt Pike for President!”

Pike had just set up shop in front of his mammoth wall of amps at the Showbox in Seattle on a Sunday evening last October and he gazed into the sold-out crowd, nodded his head and smiled.

It was still about two weeks away from election day. Maybe, just maybe, Pike could fill the presidential slot. But nope, we’re screwed… however that doesn’t mean that Sleep can’t still roll into town amidst its Weedian wave of humongous riffs to give the Stoner Caravan a bong-full of tunes to suck upon.

Bring it on, Pike, Al Cisneros and Jason Roeder.

And, oh yeah, “The Clarity” — a monstrous, head-spinning tune — will receive new life on 12” vinyl via Southern Lord Recordings next month.

We witnessed Pike with High on Fire last Saturday at El Corazon in Seattle. It was fucking loud and our teeth were rattling while we leaned against the stage.

Pike was fired up. Get ready.

Jan. 27
With the Melvins at The Fonda Theatre
Los Angeles, CA

Jan. 28
With the Melvins at The Fonda Theatre
Los Angeles, CA

Jan. 30
At The Granada Theater
Dallas, TX

Feb. 1
At Cannery Ballroom
Nashville, TN

April 19
At First Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

April 20
At Majestic Theater
Madison, WI

April 22
At White Oak Music Hall
Houston, TX

April 23
At Decibel Metal and Beer Festival
The Fillmore
Philadelphia, PA

April 30
At Desertfest London 2017
Camden Roundhouse
London, UK

June 3
At Primavera Sound 2017
Barcelona, Spain

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