Sleepy Cheese is the new project of someone that goes by the name Sky Traceable. He recorded his debut EP while working the graveyard shift at a local dump. “I come up with a lot of my songs while rummaging through the garbage,” he told me over e-mail. “Have I mentioned my cool collection of found objects? I found a really rad miniature pincher taxidermy figure under a full pizza once. Win-win situation.” He followed that up with: “But really, this music comes from a really dark period in my life.” His bedroom recordings are glowering and dense — spooky even, which is appropriate since the EP is set to be released on Halloween. “The Glory’ cuts through like a serrated knife, choppy and irregular. Towards the end of the song, a voice is looped over itself until it becomes a series of unintelligible mumbles. This is sludgy and slow music, and it takes a few listens to really sink in, but that only makes it better. Listen below.
01 “Be Good”
02 “Credit Card”
04 “The Glory”
Thank God It Hurts is out on 10/31 via Forged Artifacts.