"Have you ever had that long, dark, drawn out, apocalyptic dream where you hear the bomb drop and you’re certain that you have only seconds to live? Guitars squeal and drums wallop. But there is a deep tranquility in those last seconds, preparing for the end. Appropriately, the band’s soft side is just as intense as their hard, and their songs always come from the same intimate place. "
--Nick Greto, kevchino.com
"The band seemingly puts equal weight on muscular instrumental jams and melody-driven vocal numbers. "
--Brian Reid, Prefix
"...the Big Sleep has brewed up a stirring alchemical stew of math rock industry and emotional depth."
--Susan Visakowitz , Billboard
"..a rare hybrid of dreamy and heavy, a sound that is somehow vile and soothing at once."
--Cristina Black, Time Out NY
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The Big Sleep vs. KNTRLR Split 7"

Ooooooohhh Electric Jesus! We are psyched to announce this one - it’s a split 7” featuring a hot new unreleased neverbeforeheardbymankind hot jam “Gas up the Jets” from The Big Sleep and the beautifuly haunting new single “Kursk” from KNTRLR. The bands will share a bill at the Mercury Lounge on June 30th.

The Big Sleep’s creative fires have been burning so brightly that their writing process continues even as they tour supporting their latest LP (Nature Experiments). And this is exactly how the gorgeous a-side “Gas Up the Jets” came to be. As Danny puts it: “One day I woke up with a song in my heart, recorded it that night and sent it to Sonya. She was feeling jealous of birds and had a song called Gas Up The Jets ready the next day. It was weird, just happened really fast.”

Charles and Michael are KNTRLR, the nasty two-piece responsible for the hauntingly beautiful b-side “Kursk”, which narrates the experience of a Russian submariner writing a farewell letter to his wife as he accepts his tragic fate. It’s based on a true story, which is probably why the overused and frequently misapplied term “bittersweet” is so fitting. It’s not like these guys are nautical adventurers or students heartbreak addicts, though; in fact, their background belies the pensive lyrical content.

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  1. The Big Sleep - Gas up the Jets
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