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Sleeping At Last - Yearbook - August EP

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Sleeping At Last - Yearbook - August EP
Record Label: Independent
Release Date: August 1, 2011
Who?

Sleeping at Last, a charming project from Wheaton, Illinois, was birthed from the collective talents and visions of Ryan O'Neal and Dan Perdue. Over the past decade, Sleeping at Last have made their chilling vocals, touching lyrics and soothing melodies heard: comprising a harmonic balance between stunning creativity and sophisticated variability. These components are not simply exhibited, but are placed at the helm of O'Neal's – as Perdue recently retired from the group to further his education - latest creative venture: August. O'Neal's ambitions for his music have reached an all-time-high in the Yearbook collection, and are constantly present as the series of EP's are visited by a number of instrumental talents. August in particular is graced on the opening track, Page 28, by the return of Dan Perdue on bass, and Laura Musten, who took a break from touring with Owl City to provide exquisite violin work.

How is it?

The diversity of the Yearbook collection does not contain itself as a single trait, but is rather a portal through which the other traits are amplified resolutely. The differences between the ballad-pop sound of "Page 28", with its pleading and questioning lyrics, the near-floating, chiming pianos and mournful violin work teamed with soft, trembling vocals of "No Argument" and the light, lyric-less, easy-flowing finish of "Households" demonstrate the creativity, flexibility, and wondrous vocal and musical capabilities in O'Neal. August, as well as the rest of the Yearbook collection, can be purchased Here.

Recommended If You LikeCopeland; Future Of Forestry; Indie-Pop
This review is a user submitted review from DecemberRomance. You can see all of DecemberRomance's submitted reviews here.
 
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01:43 AM on 09/19/11
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Sleeping at Last can do no wrong. These 12 EPs were phenomenal.
03:30 PM on 12/12/12
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one of the best in the yearbook series. this elevated/sublime pop is exactly what i enjoy most. atlas will probably be even better, as weird as that sounds.

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