Easy Sleeper deliver a dose of mellow gold with their soothing single Doctor — premiering exclusively on Tinnitist.
Powered by a warm rush of shimmering guitars and a ’90s slacker-rock vibe, the L.A.-via-D.C. trio’s latest track stresses the importance of embracing the inherent contradictions that bring balance to contemporary life. “We all have contradictions … that’s what makes us ultimately human,” says bassist David Poznansky, speaking for guitarist Douglas Guttenberger and drummer Alex Charles Lubeck.
A promising new rock band whose music is both crisp and enticing, Easy Sleeper’s alluringly peculiar grab bag of sounds, confirms emo’s infiltration of the commonplace indie-rock canon. Originally from Washington, D.C., the group formed in 2018, when Guttenberger, Lubeck and David Poznansky rubbed shoulders in the city’s music scene. They began defining their sound and found early success performing at various house venues and small clubs, attaining an informal residency at local favourite, the Songbyrd Record Cafe And Music House. After an explosive final performance in D.C. at the Catbus House Venue, they’ve relocated to Koreatown in Los Angeles.
The response to their first official release 3:45 lets them know that they’re on the right track musically. The band’s magnetic energy can also be felt in their official submission for NPR’s Tiny Desk 2020 Concert Competition — the song Mortuary Science, a tongue-in-cheek punk track that opines on gentrification, corporate culture, and technology’s artifice.