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Daily Dose: Sleepyhead, "The Communist Love Song"

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Daily Dose: Sleepyhead, "The Communist Love Song"

Daily Dose is your daily source for the song you absolutely, positively need to hear every day. Curated by the Paste Music Team.

Students of ‘90s indie rock may have stumbled across the name Sleepyhead in their explorations of past Lollapalooza lineups or the Discogs entry for vintage label Homestead Records. But otherwise, they aren’t a band that’s often talked about with the glowing nostalgia of many of the folks they’ve shared stages with over the course of their short existence.

That will hopefully change with Drawing Room Records release of Future Exhibit Goes Here on April 13th. The double-LP set puts together Sleepyhead’s two Homestead albums (Starduster from 1994 and 1996’s Communist Love Songs) along with a gorgeous booklet of photos taken by the band’s bassist Michael Galinsky. And hopefully folks will be drawn in by the trio’s evolution from a raggedly perfect noise pop group into something more delicate and almost twee. The track they’re sharing with the world today falls into that latter category, led as it is by a sweet organ melody and the even-sweeter harmonies of drummer Rachael McNally and guitarist Chris O’Rourke.

If you like what you hear and you live in NYC, you can pick up a copy of the LP early on February 13th at The Quad following a screening of Half-Cocked, the indie film about indie rockers co-written by Galinsky and director Suki Hawley, and inspired, in part, by his tales of touring with Sleepyhead.

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