“Terra Firma” is a two-minute blast of teetering, raucous, punk-speed rock, all fast and loose and full of fierce, kinetic focus. It’s by Brooklyn’s Sleepies, and should be particularly enjoyable for fans of The Men, whose Ben Greenberg produced it along with the rest of the forthcoming LP Weird Wide World, bringing knowing hands to Sleepies’ bruising hooks. (The album comes via God Mode Records, the label run by music-world luminary Nick Sylvester, so it stands to reason that fans of Sylvester’s Mr. Dream will also feel solidly grounded here, too.) The “Terra Firma” video is a frantically animated clip featuring drawings by Preston Spurlock, who has done work for the Ariel Pink/R. Stevie Moore school; here he gives “Terra” a manic, appropriately bloodshot treatment. Check it below, along with another listen from the record:
Pair that with Weird Wild World’s first single, “Seriously.”
Weird Wild World is out 8/21 via God Mode Records. (The band’s first LP was recently re-released on God Mode and upped to Spotify.) Sleepies’ album release show is Friday 8/17, with labelmates Mr. Dream, at Dead Herring (141 S. 5th St. #1E) in Williamsburg.