Sealed Fate Records is a varied and important label toiling away on the East Coast. Easy to miss, Sealed Fate has called attention to itself by putting out The Brighter Shore. This is the new album from criminally overlooked pop band Sleepyhead. How is a "pop" band overlooked? Well, by offering music that is instantly accessible but not in the least bit popular. Also, you could call this intelligent indie rock. Owning a Sleepyhead record is having a chart-worthy record that is never "played to death." (Or, at least not yet.) Album after album and label after label Sleepyhead crafts vital, guitar-based power pop. Their sound offers contrasting male and female vocals with ear-catching vocal melodies and rich instrumental harmonies. To quote Sleepyhead in "Citizens Band," "Plug us in, turn us on/We've been in and out of style, but still coming on strong." Discover a group that assimilates the best elements of '80s pop, classic rock, and modern production. Sleepyhead can also be your private world of pop music joy.
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AllMusic Review by Tom Schulte