Don't Sleep - s/t 12"Single Sided etched-LP,Repress lim.100 purple

We hold hold only few copies of this gem by Unity Worldwide Records ,so better act fast on this one!

review by noeche.net
Let me just start this review by saying that if Dave Smalley (DYS, Dag Nasty, ALL, Down by Law) is fronting a band, I'm going to be all over it like hardcore record collectors on a copy of Chunk King Can Suck It. But that doesn't mean I won't go in with an objective ear. The stuff has to be great. After all, this is the dude who sang on Can I Say.

That leads us to the subject at hand, the debut EP from Don't Sleep. Featuring the aforementioned Smalley on vocals, the band is rounded out by bassist Garrett Rothman (Junction), drummer Jim Bedorf, and guitarists Tom McGrath (Very Americans) and Tony Bavaria (The Commercials, Very Americans).

The group started out as Smalley's backing band when he would do solo shows featuring songs from his entire discography, but the chemistry was so strong they decided to make the partnership a bit more meaningful.

Don't Sleep is a 7-song collection of classic-sounding melodic hardcore. The festivities get started off with a punchy cut called "Bring the Light" that includes a fun breakdown about halfway through. "Hypocrite" keeps things moving at a nice pace, but this time the band delivers something more anthemic in its delivery, with a catchy-as-fuck lead guitar line riding throughout it. It's nothing fancy, but it's effective as all hell.
"Arise" is another call to arms kind of track, which wouldn't sound out of place on an older Rise Against record. I can see this one going over really well in a festival setting.

"All the Way to Nowhere" finishes out the EP with a melancholic vibe. On that one, Smalley sings: "...and if you ever need me, just call" and you believe the guy.
"Arise" is another call to arms kind of track, which wouldn't sound out of place on an older Rise Against record. I can see this one going over really well in a festival setting.

"All the Way to Nowhere" finishes out the EP with a melancholic vibe. On that one, Smalley sings: "...and if you ever need me, just call" and you believe the guy.

Trackliste
A1 Bring The Light
A2 Lazarus
A3 Hypocrite
A4 Arise
A5 The Reckoning
A6 Jetstream Days
A7 All The Way To Nowhere

European Exclusive single-sided 12" with etched band logo on B-Side 
Pressing Info: 

1st press: 
25 black vinyl Testpress with ltd. cover 
100 gold vinyl Coretex Exclusive 
100 yellow vinyl RevHQ Exclusive 
150 red vinyl band/label version 
150 green vinyl 

2nd press
50 black vinyl (DS Army Press)
100 blue vinyl (band and Coretex)
100 white vinyl
100 purple vinyl
150 orange/salmon (tour press and outside Europe)
150 transparent yellow vinyl (RevHQ)

Article number 16127
Weight 0,35 kg
Shipping time 3-4 Tage / days*
Genre HC-Punk/Hardcore
Vinylcolour blue
€13.90
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