Deep Sleep "Turn Me Off" LP
Five years and three 7" EPs since the band's inception, Baltimore's DEEP SLEEP finally unleash their first LP on the world. If you've been following the band through 2008's MANIC EUPHORIA and 2009's PARANOID FUTURES, you have more than likely noticed that DEEP SLEEP has slowly but steadily been morphing into an unclassifiable superhuman mutant; feeding off of a steady diet of ALL, DESCENDENTS, and other assorted goodies from the SST / CRUZ catalogs, leaving a trail of destruction and fast food wrappers in it's wake. Recorded in the band's own house / practice spot (Wallride Manor) and mastered by the one and only Stephen Egerton, TURN ME OFF finds DEEP SLEEP's sound growing and expanding in every direction; the fast songs are faster, the hooks throughout are catchier than ever; each of the ten tracks on this LP is defined with it's own distinctive guitar blitzkreig, and interlaced with one of the most exhilarating rhythm sections in hardcore/punk today, while the lyrics drenched in depression, isolation, frustration, and insanity keep you uncomfortably intrigued. TURN ME OFF has everything you could want from a punk record in 2011 and then some. DEEP SLEEP have outdone themselves once again, delivering their best and most unique sounding record to date.