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Australian instrumental post-rockers sleepmakeswaves have released their album “It’s Here, But I Have No Names For It” today.
The band took to social media to tell fans about the new album:
The record is out.  Our 4th studio album. We worked on these songs for literally years and labored and obsessed so it’s a strange feeling to have it out of our heads and hands and into yours. we arrived at this point after the pandemic with so many demos and not enough time, so we selected our favorites and brought them together into something eclectic, but special.
The title is a line from zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance, about not needing to find words for everything all the time.
On that note, we’ll finish up this post and let the album do the talking.  It’s out on Bandcamp, streaming services, CD – and predictably, the LPs will ship at the end of the month.
Thanks for listening.

Ritual Control by sleepmakeswaves

The new album ‘It’s Here, But I Have No Names For It’ was produced by the band themselves, at Golden Retriever Studios in Sydney, Australia. Written during the pandemic, it was originally recorded during 2022 just before the band embarked on a 3 month tour for their previous EP trilogy ‘these are not your dreams.’ Further recording was completed in 2023, including string arrangements by Simeon Bartholomew (SEIMS). The record was then mixed by Andrei Eremin (Closure in Moscow, Tash Sultana, G Flip, Luca Brasi) in Philadelphia USA and mastered by Jeff Lipton and Maria Rice at Peerless Mastering in Boston USA.

The first single ‘Super Realm Park’, prefiguring the record as a whole, is a majestic return to the classic hallmarks of the band’s melodic post-rock sound, whilst introducing new production and arrangement elements. Fans of the band’s heavy bombastic aggression will resonate with tracks such as ‘All Hail Skull’ and ‘Ritual Control.’ They also shine with invigorated melodic and emotive performances and arrangements on tracks like ‘Black Paradise’ and ‘Terror Future.’ Retaining their signature approach to heavy dynamics and crescendos the band are still at their unmatched peak when they turn their hand to cataclysmic emotional epics such as the title track and the album closer ‘This Close Forever.’

The band released a statement to fans, saying:

The mysterious phase of nothingness, crucial to the smw creative process, is over: our new album is finally done. Thank you so much to all our listeners for your patience. It has been a slow but intense labor of love and we are proud of the songs on this record, and grateful for the many people who helped bring it to life. Hope to see you on the road in 2024, more show announcements to come, and we truly hope the new music we’re about to release resonates with you in the same way it does with us.

Love smw

It’s Here, But I Have No Names For It
by sleepmakeswaves

1. All Hail Skull
2. Super Realm Park
3. Ritual Control
4. Black Paradise
5. Verdigris
6. Terror Future
7. It’s Here, But I Have No Names For It
8. This Close Forever

sleepmakeswaves Australian tour 2024 w/Elephant Gym (Taiwan), Meniscus & *Trim Reaper
Fri 26 April – Max Watts, Melbourne VIC
Sat 27 April – Manning Bar, Sydney NSW
Sun 28 April – The Triffid, Brisbane QLD*
Presented by Bird’s Robe & Cult Artists

sleepmakeswaves UK/EU tour 2024

Sat 11 May – Dunk Festival, Zottegem BEL
Sun 12 May – The Garage, London UK
Presented by NMC Live & Bird’s Robe

sleepmakeswaves USA tour 2024
Tue 23 July – The Meadows, Brooklyn, NY
Wed 24 July – Grog Shop, Cleveland OH
Thu 25 July – PostFest, Indianapolis IN
Sat 27 July – PostFest, Indianapolis IN

+ more shows to be announced during 2024

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