DEEP SLEEP: Turn Me Off: CD/LP

Thirteen minutes and twenty-three seconds of hardcore-influenced punk rock. It’s energetic, full of melody, and passionate. If you’ve picked up and enjoyed any of the three prior EPs, you know what you’re getting into here. Like the Regulations, Deep Sleep doesn’t throw curveballs. Straight forward, skillfully played, punk rock that’s true to form. They cite All and Big Drill Car, and I give them credit for that. But Deep Sleep is pretty gritty, pretty morose. And fuck it all, they know how to buckle down, hit those backing vocals, those guitar leads, and let those last notes ring out.

 –Daryl Gussin (Grave Mistake)