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Deep Sleep - Three Things at Once / Paranoid Futures [7 inch] (Cover Artwork)

Deep Sleep

Deep Sleep: Three Things at Once / Paranoid Futures [7 inch]Three Things at Once / Paranoid Futures [7 inch] (2009)
Grave Mistake/Wallride / Grave Mistake

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Deep Sleep has released a number of EPs, and now has them handily collected together on the appropriately titled Three Things at Once -- a sure ode to the 1988 compilation by one of their biggest influences. The collection kicks off with the band's newest 7", Paranoid Futures, which was released .


Deep Sleep has released a number of EPs, and now has them handily collected together on the appropriately titled Three Things at Once -- a sure ode to the 1988 compilation by one of their biggest influences.

The collection kicks off with the band's newest 7", Paranoid Futures, which was released concurrently with this comp. Following their logical progression, it's the band's most melodic and upbeat material yet -- not exceedingly so, but enough to make mention. It's also their best, with the minute-long "Out of Time" (not a Burn cover) firing off a playful riff and "Static Void" succeeding on some stuttered restraint and a catchy refrain -- there's actually some singing in that latter one, rather than the rushed bark.

The other 15 tracks, culled from 2006's You're Screwed and last year's Manic Euphoria, blow by just as quick, nodding to early-to-mid-`80s punk/hardcore luminaries just as steadily. I'd call it west coast-styled, but those hints of Dag Nasty splashed in there ("Textbook Timebomb" is superb) keep it equally indebted to both coasts.

Three Things at Once is a convenient compilation that provides a comprehensive look at one of Baltimore's more overlooked hardcore(-ish) acts.

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On a Slab [Paranoid Futures]
Face Down Dead [Paranoid Futures]
I'm on Top [Manic Euphoria]
Textbook Timebomb [Manic Euphoria]
Let Go [You're Screwed]

 

 
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asxyouxwish (May 26, 2009)

I'll take this over trapped under ice any day.

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lushj (May 24, 2009)

His record store (in Towson MD outside of Baltimore) RULES!

fuckfatmike (May 22, 2009)

definitely underrated in comparison to the hype mammoths that some bands from here have become. I'll take this over trapped under ice any day.

on another note, the singer of this band runs probably the coolest little record store in the area in the back of a comic shop, so extra nerd points there.

theonetruebill (May 22, 2009)

Amazing band, super nice guys too. It was great to finally see them a couple months ago with D4 even though no one else seemed to be paying too much attention.

I can't wait to hear a real full length from them, especially after how good Paranoid Futures is.

mikexdude (May 22, 2009)

Very underrated band. The Descendents rule and so does Deep Sleep.

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