Sleeping Bag, Sheriff Scabs | Burlington | Rock, Pop, Etc | Chicago Reader
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Sleeping Bag, Sheriff Scabs Recommended Soundboard

When: Tue., Oct. 23, 9:30 p.m. 2012
Price: $5
In the digital age no mantra seems as omnipresent as "know your brand," a guiding principle for any savvy new entrepreneur or aspiring musician (categories that aren't nearly as distinct as they used to be). This rock trio from Bloomington, Indiana, appears to have a handle on the concept: Sleeping Bag's 2011 self-titled debut album, released via Joyful Noise, is available on CD, on vinyl, and as a sleeping bag emblazoned with the band's name and packaged with a digital download code. Yes, it's gimmicky, but it also gives you a surprisingly good idea of what to expect from the band's slacker pop. Sleeping Bag lovingly coat their guitars in tremolo, which gives their messy, slightly off-the-beat songs plenty of warmth; "Slime" and "Ben" feel so effortless that I wouldn't be surprised if the band had recorded them between long naps on a carefree afternoon. Sleeping Bag is an album you can crawl into on a lazy day and enjoy for hours. —Leor Galil Sheriff Scabs opens.



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