The Weedian Abides
April 20, 2018 11:33 AM   Subscribe

On this auspicious date in 2018, Matt Pike and Al Cisneros have reunited alongside Neurosis drummer Jason Roeder to birth a new Sleep LP, The Sciences (album stream). The record was teased less than 24 hours in advance, unless you count a cryptic Morse code message issued last year. posted by Existential Dread (25 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
 
holy shit yes

the weedians have given us a gift on our holiest of days
posted by Mikey-San at 12:02 PM on April 20, 2018 [1 favorite]


I am loving this album so much, have been chafing for it for years. It's fantastic to hear the studio version of Sonic Titan, but I might love this live version even more - pretty great to see Pike cracking it out, too.

On a side note: I really wanna rock a Sleep t-shirt, but at 41, I can't justify putting pot leaves on my body. The options for adults with long torsos are narrow as hell.
posted by chinese_fashion at 12:12 PM on April 20, 2018 [1 favorite]


oh god I'm getting a contact high over the internet just thinking about this.
posted by Annika Cicada at 12:17 PM on April 20, 2018 [2 favorites]


fwiw the "album stream" link requires either an Apple Music or Spotify account to listen to entire tracks rather than 30 second excerpts.
posted by ardgedee at 12:18 PM on April 20, 2018


HELL YES.

Saw this earlier today but could only find a link to buy the vinyl. Hope it becomes available on Bandcamp. Streaming on Spotify for now.
posted by gwint at 12:20 PM on April 20, 2018


Super annoyed that it's not on Bandcamp; I don't want to use Spotify or Apple or Amazon.

fwiw the "album stream" link requires either an Apple Music or Spotify account

Sorry about that. I thought the Spotify links were full streaming until I remembered that I'm on a work laptop and we have a work Spotify account that I must be logged into. Glad I included the YouTube links.
posted by Existential Dread at 12:30 PM on April 20, 2018


Yeah, I don't mind, since the YouTube links work. I thought it was worth a head's up though.
posted by ardgedee at 12:35 PM on April 20, 2018


Proceeds the Weedian! Awesome.
posted by Dr. Wu at 12:44 PM on April 20, 2018


\m/
posted by Special Agent Dale Cooper at 12:53 PM on April 20, 2018


These are certainly some sticky riffs.
posted by Xyanthilous P. Harrierstick at 12:56 PM on April 20, 2018 [2 favorites]


Also, I love that NPR, of all outlets, covered this release. I would have figured this was waaaaay outside their ambits of content and hipness.
posted by Dr. Wu at 12:58 PM on April 20, 2018


I clicked through to one of the YouTube song links and the ad that showed before was for Keebler's Fudge Cookies. A+ targeted marketing there, team!
posted by chatongriffes at 1:04 PM on April 20, 2018 [3 favorites]


Giza Butler

Heh.
posted by atoxyl at 1:20 PM on April 20, 2018 [2 favorites]


Also, I love that NPR, of all outlets, covered this release. I would have figured this was waaaaay outside their ambits of content and hipness.

Check out the 'Viking's Choice' music section, they've got a solid survey and top ten metal albums of the year and such. I mean it's not Invisible Oranges or Cvlt Nation or anything, but they definitely go outside the expected lanes...
posted by FatherDagon at 1:26 PM on April 20, 2018 [1 favorite]


Also, I love that NPR, of all outlets, covered this release. I would have figured this was waaaaay outside their ambits of content and hipness.

NPR covered Sleep a decade ago.
posted by mykescipark at 1:45 PM on April 20, 2018


On a side note: I really wanna rock a Sleep t-shirt, but at 41, I can't justify putting pot leaves on my body. The options for adults with long torsos are narrow as hell.

Take a cue from Matt Pike - do you even need a shirt?
posted by atoxyl at 1:46 PM on April 20, 2018 [1 favorite]


On a side note: I really wanna rock a Sleep t-shirt, but at 41, I can't justify putting pot leaves on my body.

Sadly, it looks even more sad at 60. Well, it never looked exactly good at any age, frankly. Still......Have a dab?
posted by Thorzdad at 1:46 PM on April 20, 2018 [1 favorite]


The only Sleep shirts available through the regular vendors are variants on the "Holy Mountain" cover art; which only features an obscured pot leaf. You can get ones with just the Sleep logo from that cover, though. No pot leaf necessary.
posted by Xyanthilous P. Harrierstick at 1:54 PM on April 20, 2018


Also, I love that NPR, of all outlets, covered this release.

Looking forward to the Tiny Desk Concert...
posted by gwint at 2:09 PM on April 20, 2018


*Tiny Dank Concert

bonus joke:

All Bongs Considered
posted by Mikey-San at 2:30 PM on April 20, 2018 [6 favorites]




The album sounds great and I'm not even high yet. This review from The Quietus says that Antarcticans Thawed is the album's centerpiece but after just one listen it's my least favorite song. Will definitely be ordering a vinyl copy so that may change after some more listens.
posted by mcmile at 6:40 PM on April 20, 2018 [1 favorite]


Not a lot of tunesmiths produce works that could be decribed as dank, but you can be stone cold sober and get a contact high off Sleep's riffage. Ordered an album to enjoy proper sometime on a future such cosmic alignment.
posted by chainlinkspiral at 7:05 PM on April 20, 2018


Love wearing my bong-huffing astronaut t-shirt to work (insurance company) on casual Friday.
posted by phigmov at 8:50 PM on April 20, 2018


Man last time I saw these guys play, I didn't actually see them because I had to go sit in the car with the windows rolled all the way up in the parking lot so my guts would calm down. It was gloriously deafening.

Fuckacken a guys, this is definitely the best type of rock to which I am currently rocking!
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 9:46 PM on April 20, 2018


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