By: Lynn Lieu
Sleepy Sun released its debut Embrace in 2009 to rave reviews. It was even compared to Black Sabbath, Black Mountain and the Black Angels. But it wasn’t until the psychedelic band hit the road later that same year that fans really began buzzing. Sleepy Sun, made up of Bret Constantino, Matt Holliman, Even Reiss, Jack Allen and Brian Tice, took on multiple tours in 2009, leaving behind them a trail of acclaim. While Embrace was recognized as a good album–filled with heavy spaced-out riffs that oddly maintain an overall dreamy vibe–it was Sleepy Sun’s live performances that earned it a spot in the blogosphere as well as the indie scene. Last year’s release, Fever, only pushed that envelope reiterating Sleepy Sun’s sound. The band is once again on the road and making a stop at a little palace in the desert.
Sleepy Sun at Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace, 53688 Pioneertown Rd., Pioneertown, (760) 365-5956; www.pappyandharriets.com. Wed, May 25. 7PM. $12 advance, $15 at the door.