Oh, Sleeper Premiere “Fissure” Music Video

Oh, Sleeper have premiered a new video for their song “Fissure.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Bloodied / Unbowed.“

Micah Kinard commented:

“This song shares the struggle of caring for someone crying out for help but that won’t take on the care given, the care they need, and instead, just keep running back to the things that broke them in the first place; sometimes even trying to drag you into the same brokenness.

In the concept of the album, this song crescendos into an argument between the two main characters that ultimately divides them away from each other and onto their own singular paths of self-discovery.”

[via Metal Injection]

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Oh, Sleeper Premiere New Song “The Island”

Oh, Sleeper have premiered a new song titled “The Island” via Alternative Press. This track is from the band’s new album “Bloodied / Unbowed,“ which will be released on July 12.

Micah Kinard said the following about the song, which illustrates the band’s hiatus and eventual reunion through the metaphor of a sailor starting a mutiny:

“Telling everyone to forget the call that brought them there and to just ‘make it work,’ to become their own masters and carve out new lives. He builds his own kingdom, but every time he finally builds his throne, the island erupts, destroying it all. Every time he wakes up defeated, he just starts building again, determined to make it work, ignoring that this volcanic island he’s chosen to make his home will never sustain him. It simply was never meant to.”

“I actually feel like ‘The Island’ is the perfect blend of the old When I Am God Oh, Sleeper and our new matured sound. We’ve spent so long working on this album, writing, scrapping, rewriting, reworking every second of it, putting more thought and work into Bloodied/Unbowed than any album before it.”

Oh, Sleeper Announce Summer Tour

Oh, Sleeper have announced a summer tour in support of their new album “Bloodied / Unbowed“ (out July 12). Famous Last Words, Convictions, and Empty will open.

Tour Dates:

07/16 Little Rock, – AR Rev Room
07/17 Ringgold, GA – Cloud Springs Deli
07/18 Jacksonville, FL – 1904
07/19 Margate, FL – O’Malley’s
07/20 Ocala, FL – Rock House
07/21 Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
07/22 Charlotte, NC – Amos
07/23 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
07/24 Fredrickburg, MD – Café 611
07/25 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
07/26 Brooklyn, NY – The Kingsland
07/27 Mancester, NH – Bungalow
07/28 Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall
07/30 Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar
07/31 Quebec City, QC – L’Anti
08/01 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
08/02 London, ON – Call The Office
08/03 Toronto, ON – Rockpile West
08/04 Ferndale, MI – The Loving Touch
08/06 Burnsville, MN – The Garage
08/09 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
08/11 Spokane, WA – The Pin
08/12 Seattle, WA – Funhouse @ El Corazon
08/13 Portland, OR – Paris Theatre

Oh, Sleeper, The Agony Scene, & Earth Groans Announce Spring Tour

Oh, Sleeper, The Agony Scene, and Earth Groans have announced a spring tour together. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

04/04 Omaha NE – Waiting Room Lounge (no The Agony Scene)
04/05 Des Moines, IA – Lefty’s Live (no The Agony Scene)
04/06 Madison, IN – Madison Metal Fest (no The Agony Scene)
04/07 Lansing, MI – Mac’s Bar (no The Agony Scene)
04/08 Erie, PA – Basement Transmissions (no The Agony Scene)
04/09 Columbus, OH – Big Room Bar (no The Agony Scene)
04/10 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s (no The Agony Scene)
04/12 Little Rock, AR – TBA (no The Agony Scene)
04/13 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
04/14 Dallas, TX – 2513 Deep Ellum
04/15 Albuquerque, NM – Jam Spot
04/16 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse
04/17 Scottsdale, AZ – Pubrock
04/18 Anahiem, CA – Chain Reaction
04/19 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
04/20 Fresno, CA – Full Circle Brewing CO.
04/22 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
04/23 Denver, CO – Marquies Theater’
04/24 Kansas City, MO – Davey’s Uptown
04/25 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
04/26 Nashville, TN – The End
04/27 Raleigh, NC – Imurj
04/28 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
04/29 Tampa, FL – Crowbar
04/30 Orlando, FL – Soundbar
05/01 New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
05/02 Memphis, TN – Hi Tone
05/03 Springfield, MO – The Riff
05/04 Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard

Oh, Sleeper Comment On The Death Of Former Bassist Lucas Starr

Oh, Sleeper have officially commented on the death of former bassist Lucas Starr. The musician sadly passed away on December 7 following a battle with stage 4 colon cancer. He was only 34.

Oh, Sleeper issued the following statement on December 15, the same day a public celebration of life was held in Fort Worth, TX:

“Today is the funeral of our brother Lucas. I refuse to say that he lost his fight with cancer… the older I get, the more I realize that success isn’t measured in the amount of wins, its measured in the amount of trys and the effort you put into them. Not everything works out how you want in life, but at the end of the road if you can look back and say “I gave it my all” to everything that didn’t work out, you will rest easy.

Lucas gave 1000% to not only his fight with cancer, but to his friendships, his passions, and his family. He never stopped, he never wanted to lose momentum in anything he did so he rarely let anyone know how dark times got or how much things hurt because he always had his eye on the horizon for not only himself but also for those around him.

Lucas gave his all to everything… even at the benefit show, when it was excruciating to even sit up in a chair, he showed up early, loaded in his bass, cheered on all the bands from side stage, and then played the entire show with a smile on his face. We had a chair on stage for him and Shane had learned all his parts in the terminal set in case he couldn’t finish, but he refused to sit down and he refused to not finish the set… he did that for us, to encourage us to the end not to give up.

If you were touched by Lucas in anyway through the art or music he made, projects he started, friendship he gave you, or family he was to you… I can tell you with 100% certainty that he would not want you to give up your own fights or lose momentum in your passions or friendships because of his passing, instead he would want you to use his life as inspiration to try harder, suck it up and fight through the hard times, be strong for those around you and to love and create even more passionately because of it.

Thank you Lucas for the legend you left us with, I know where you are now and it’d be selfish to want you back. We love you and miss you, man. Archers forever.”

[via The PRP]

Lucas Starr (Ex-Oh, Sleeper) Passes Away

Lucas Starr (Terminal, ex-Oh, Sleeper) has sadly passed away following a battle with stage 4 colon cancer. He was only 34-years-old. Oh, Sleeper’s Shane Blay posted the following:

[via The PRP]