SLEEPTALKER: Dead Tubes: LP

Sleeptalker play garage pop with attitude, with non-characteristic breakdowns that somehow fit the crazed vibe they’re going for. I think that they think that these songs are hilarious, but they’re also fairly rocking, with solid musicianship all around. It’s all played slightly faster than expected, which is always welcome. The members were in other known bands like Science Of Yabra, Luxury Flats, Old Growth, and Organized Sports, but this record doesn’t have any of the slapdash problems so many supergroup recordings are plagued with. Dead Tubes is strong enough to ensure that Sleeptalker won’t be dead anytime soon. –Art Ettinger (Bakery Outlet, bakeryoutletrecords.com)